About EG Kight
Known as a true blues vocalist, early on in her career EG Kight was nicknamed the “Georgia Songbird.” Eugenia Gail Kight, mostly commonly pronouced as EG Kight, was born in Dublin, Georgia. She came from a a musical family and at the age of five her talented grandmother taught her to play the guitar. She even got to watch Elvis Presley perform in Macon, Georgia.
EG Kight sticks to her Georgia roots and in 2002, she performed at the ceremony when a statue of the song’s writer, Otis Redding, was unveiled at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. The same year, Blue South Records released Trouble. Southern Comfort followed the next year with Chuck Leavell playing piano. The album contains her cover version of John Prine’s “Angel from Montgomery”.
“Over the last several years, Kight has had songs on three major TV networks, and recently she placed five songs in a movie that is to be released this year. So it was only fitting that, when the Georgia Tourism Department recently put together a new Explore Georgia Songwriter Series featuring successful songwriters, celebrating the “Year of Georgia Music,” they asked Kight to help launch the series.”
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Last year Kight was awarded with a Blues Music Awards nomination for Best Traditional Female Artist, and she was named one of the Top 5 Best Blues Artists of 2014. This year Kight was honored with a 2016 Independent Blues Award nomination for Best Female Artist, and she had two of her original songs land on Shaun Murphy’s new release. Shaun is best known as the former lead singer for Little Feat, and she currently tours with Bob Seger.
Catch her next Georgia show Saturday, November 26th at the Crimson Moon Café in Dahlonega, a quaint town up in the north Georgia mountains. The town will be all lit up, and the sights and sounds of the holidays will be all around.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26
Crimson Moon Café – 8 pm
24 North Park Street / 706-864-3982 / Solo
Ticket info at http://www.thecrimsonmoon.com
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