It’s A New Day for Georgia Songbird EG Kight - Her New CD Coming September 16 from Blue South Records
Latest Album Reflects Her Comeback After a Life-Threatening Illness
EAST DUBLIN, GA – It truly is A New Day for “The Georgia Songbird,” EG Kight, as reflected in the title of her upcoming CD, set for release September 16 on Blue South Records. Produced by EG and legendary producer Paul Hornsby (The Marshall Tucker Band/Charlie Daniels Band), the new album was recorded at Hornsby’s Muscadine Studios in Macon, Georgia, showcasing 10 original blues and roots songs performed in her inimitable sassy/sweet southern style.
With EG on vocals and guitar, she’s backed by her touring band of Ken Wynn – guitar, Mike Harrell – keyboards, Johnny Fountain – bass, Gary Porter – drums, and Rhonda Porter – backing vocals. Special guests include guitarist Tommy Talton, keyboardist Randall Bramblett and drummer Bill Stewart (all of whom played in the legendary southern rock group, Cowboy, as well as many other credits: Gregg Allman, Sea Level, etc.), singer Greg Nagy and producer Hornsby, who adds his deft touch on keyboards, too.
Kight’s grateful to be alive, after a major health scare a few years back. “When things happen so suddenly in life, it’s scary,” she says, “but most of the time we can somehow find a blessing from it. Since I recorded my last CD, I had a life-threatening illness (meningitis and encephalitis) and it changed my life.
“A year after the illness, I was finally able to write songs again, and they seem to flow from a deeper place,” she states. “That has been so cool. I already had some of these songs written before the illness, even one that my friend, the late Ann Rabson helped with, but several came from the ‘new me’ - “Holdin’ On,” “Don’t Give Up,” and “Time to Move On” among them. I have a new lease on life, and I believe this is my best work to date. Every day of my life now is A New Day.”
Kight has received six Blues Music Awards nominations and two Blues Blast nominations. Many artists have recorded her songs, and she’s had songs on two Grammy®-nominated albums, and on two blues compilations that maintained Billboard chart positions for over a year. Her songs have appeared on the Children’s Miracle Network, Nick at Night, and ABC Family.
EG remains positive and uses her music not only as a medicine for her own continued recovery, but also as a message of hope and guidance for those out there facing similar challenges.
Kight will support the release of A New Day with a series of CD release showcases, as well as club and festival dates, appearing solo, in a duo format, and with her full touring band.
For more information, visit www.egkightmusic.com.
EG KIGHT TOUR DATES
FRIDAY, JULY 18 – Knoxville, TNAlive After Five at Knoxville Museum of Art / band
SATURDAY, AUGUST 2 – Tallahassee, FLAlbum release party! – Bradfordville Blues Club / band
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9 – Port Royal, SCMusic in the Street concert series / band
SATURDAY, AUGUST 30 – Dahlonega, GACrimson Moon Café / solo
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 – Montgomery, ALAlbum release party! – Capitol Oyster Bar / band
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 – Macon, GAAlbum release party! – Cox Capitol Theatre / band
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 – Muncie, INPruis Auditorium at Ball State University / duo
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4 – Chattanooga, TNAlbum release party! – The Tropicana Room / band
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17 – Columbus, OHHey Hey Bar and Grill / solo
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 – Cincinnati, OHDownTowne Listening Room / solo
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19 – Oxford, OHAlbum release party! – Big Song Music House / solo
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14 – Sandy Springs, GASteve’s Live Music / solo
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15 –
Bradenton Blues Festival / band