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Showing posts with label EG Kight. Show all posts
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Blue South Records artist: EG Kight - a new day - New Release review

I just received the newest release (September 16, 2014), a new day, from EG Kight and she displays a full deck of down home sounds. Opening with soulful ballad Holdin' On, Kight, backed by drummer Gary Porter, bassist Johnny Fountain, guitarist Ken Wynn and keysmith Mike Harrell, sets a wholesome tempo for this new endeavor. Shuffle track, Graveyard Dead Blues, opens with Harrell on electric piano and Kight on solid vocals. Wynn whips out the slide for some hot, freewheeling guitar work and Harrell takes a nice piano solo as well. On blues ballad, Comin' Down With The Blues, Wynn plays a bluesy melodic guitar intro as well as a tasty solo and Kight holds the audience in the palm of her hand as she sings from her heart. Ex Cowboy Tommy Talton opens with a reverb saturated guitar riff, leading Kight into a full tent revival track backed really nicely by Willie Morris. Randall Bramblett adds his signature on B3 and Paul Hornsby contributes cool piano work. Very nice! On Catch The Wind Kight sings both lead and back vocal for an extremely pleasant blend. One of my favorite tracks on the release, this track is a solid soul ballad with Hornsby on B3 and Harrell on piano. Guitarist, Wynn takes another well articulated guitar solo icing this beautiful vocal duet. Bad Times is another exceptional soul track on the release featuring Greg Nagy sharing the lead vocal spot with Kight. Instrumentally, Cliff Meyers (tenor sax)really lays it out there with Bill Stewart (drums), Marshall Coats (bass), Tommy Talton (guitar), Paul Hornsby (piano and B3), Marcus Henderson (alto sax), Earl Ford (trombone) and Jerry Mullins (trumpet)really tow the load. Misunderstood is a clear radio track with a hi stepping beat, Kight again singing duet with herself and sweet guitar solo from Talton. Low Mileage Woman has a Latin beat reinforced by Johnny Fountain building a cool bass line and solidified by Gary Porter on drums. Harrell takes a nice ride on the piano as does Wynn on guitar. Another clever track that could easily see cross interest on the airwaves. Time To Move On is the bluesiest track on the release, stripped down and featuring Talton on acoustic guitar and slide. Paul Hornsby plays some particularly nice piano riffs supporting Kights superb efforts on this release closer.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It's "A New Day" for Georgia Songbird EG Kight - Her New CD Coming September 16 from Blue South Records


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 CafĂ© / 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 – Marietta, GAAlbum release party! – Darwin’s / band

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 – Bradenton, FLBradenton Blues Festival / band

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Andra Faye & Scott Ballantine, Lisa Biales



The Big Song Music House Presents!


Saturday, May 24 at 8pm

Multi-instrumentalist Andra Faye has received critical acclaim for her mandolin playing. She has been nominated for several Blues Music Awards. Scott Ballantine is a jazz guitar virtuoso who has "wonderfully wicked guitar chops."  

Lisa Biales Opens the Show
 
Doors open at 7 for potluck and mingling.
A $20 donation will get you in the door.
 
Reply to this email to reserve yourself a seat (while they last).

 Andra Faye and Scott Ballantine
  
Check our their new CD "Laying Down Our Blues" at CD BABY 
  
Check Andra Faye and Scott on YOUTUBE: Feels Like Rain, and 
  
 


Lisa Biales Music Schedule
 
THURSDAY, MAY 29TH, 2014  7-10pm
O'Pub10 W. Park Place, Oxford, Ohio
10 W. Park Place - Oxford Ohio 45056
(513) 523-6782
 
Lisa Biales with Bill Littleford, Dave Mackey, Noah Cope, Chuck Wiggins. Ever wondered what a band rehearsal was like? We'll show ya!
* * FRIDAY, MAY 30TH, 2014 @ 8pm* * 
"Belle of the Blues" CD Release Concert
Hear the entire Album Live!
10 S. College Avenue - Oxford Ohio 45056
$10 admission - 513-524-8506
 
Lisa Biales and the Belle of the Blues Band with Bill Littleford on guitar, Dave Mackey on Drums, Noah Cope on Bass, Chuck Wiggins on Keys.

SATURDAY, MAY 31ST, 2014  6:30-8pm
Corner of High and Main in the Uptown Park
Oxford Ohio 45056 - 513-523-5200
This is a day long event starting at 2pm with music, art, food, beer, and wine.

Lisa Biales and The Belle of the Blues Band with Noah Cope on Bass, Bill Littleford on Guitar, Dave Mackey on Drums, Chuck Wiggins on Keys.

and . . . 

Thurs. June 19 Veterans Park Amphitheater, Springfield, OH 8pm
Mon. June 23 Miami University Downtown Hamilton, OH 7-9
Thurs. June 26, O'Pub Oxford 7pm
Sun. July 6, Ashland, Ohio Bandshell 8pm
Thurs. July 10, Oxford Summer Music Festival
Thurs. July 12 Huffman Park, Blues & BBQ, Fairfield, OH 6-8:30
Sat. Aug. 2, Cincy Blues Fest, Sawyer Point Park, Cincinnati, OH Time/TBD
Thurs. Sept. 18,  McConnell Arts Center, Worthington, OH 8-10pm

More dates coming in for the summer. 
For Details and Band Lineup visit Lisa's Website: www.LisaBiales.com




 "Belle of the Blues"

CD Release Concert

Friday, May 30th at 8pm
Oxford Community Arts Center
10 s. college ave, oxford, OH

With:  Bill Littleford, Dave Mackey, Noah Cope and Chuck Wiggins
  

"She is one of the most impressive vocalists that you will hear, with amazing range and pitch, and she makes it seem almost effortless on these songs." - Friday Blues Fix

 " I fell in love with Lisa Biales when I first heard Just Like Honey in the summer of 2012, and through 2013's Singing In My Soul and now Belle of The Blues, I fall deeper each time." - John "The Rock Doctor" Kereiff
  




 
BLUES LOVERS
 
Mark your calendars for the Cincy Blues Challenge 
 
June 1  Cincy Blues Solo/Duo  Challenge  
Arnold's Bar and Grill    1:00 - 4:30 (11 solo/duo acts)

June 8 Cincy Blues Band Challenge   
Germania Park   1:00 - 9:00 (22 bands)
 
  
 For More Information:
 

 
GET ACTIVE
 
Marc and I donated to the Blues Foundation's Raise the Roof! for 
the Blues Hall of Fame. The donation includes our names to be added to a brick in the wall. I'd love to see your name there too!   
 
 




(Solo, Duo, Band)

(Lisa Biales and EG Kight) 

(Solo, Band)
 


Monday, March 24, 2014

EG Kight & Lisa Biales in Indiana and Ohio

Big Song Music House Presents!
 
EG Kight and Lisa Biales
 
Sunday, April 6th at 8pm
 
Doors open at 7pm for potluck and mingling
A $20 donation at the door will get you in.
Please reply to this email to reserve yourself a seat.
 
 

EG & Lisa
 EG Kight                                      Lisa Biales
 

 
Peach Pickin' Mamas tour  Ohio & Indiana

Thursday, April 3 @ 7:30pm
EG Kight & Lisa Biales / Peach Pickin' Mamas 
Fountain/Warren Musical Arts, Inc.  
413 East New Street
Attica, IN  765-762-1135
Price: Adults $7.50  Students Free

Friday, April 4 @ 8pm
EG Kight & Lisa Biales / Peach Pickin' Mamas 
House Concerts on the Knoll at Marg Henry's house.
8226 Beech Knoll
Indianapolis, IN  317-849-2878
Price: 15
 
Saturday, April 5 @ 7:30pm
EG Kight & Lisa Biales / Peach Pickin' Mamas 
131 East Walnut Street
Portland, IN  / 866-539-9911

Sunday, April 6 @ 8pm
EG Kight & Lisa Biales / Peach Pickin' Mamas 
Big Song Music House Concert
Oxford, Ohio 
513-523-4079
Doors open at 7pm for potluck, $20 donation at the door.
RSVP to this email now to save yourself a seat.
 


Belle of the Blues

Available NOW at CD BABY and  iTunes  
  
Here's what people are saying:

" 5***** FOR "BELLE OF THE BLUES", ANOTHER TRULY ASTONISHING ACCOMPLISHMENT FROM LISA BIALES AND HER SUPER TALENTED HOST OF PERFORMERS AND, BY FAR, ONE OF THE BEST FEMALE FRONTED BLUES RECORDINGS YOU ARE LIKELY TO HEAR IN 2014."   - John Vermelyia, Blues Underground
 
 " Her vocals are warm and comfortable, like a well-worn denim and her delivery is impeccable.  This is one of those albums that is nearly impossible not to love." - Bill Wilson, Reflections in Blue
 
 
"An impressive follow-up to her 'Just Like Honey' release from 2012, Miss Biales gets better and better."  - Blues & Rhythm Magazine, UK
    




MAY AT THE BIG SONG MUSIC HOUSE


Multi-instrumentalist Andra Faye is keeping the blues mandolin alive!  She was a long time member of Saffire the Uppity Blues Women. Scott Ballantine is a guitar virtuoso who has wonderfully wicked guitar chops. 

Saturday, May 24 at 8pm

Doors open at 7 for potluck and mingling.
A $20 donation will get you in the door.
Please reply to this email to reserve yourself a seat.

 Andra Faye and Scott Ballantine
 
Check our their new CD "Laying Down Our Blues" at CD BABY 
 
 


Other Stuff

Marc and I donated to the Blues Foundation's Raise the Roof! for the Blues Hall of Fame. The donation includes our names to be added to a brick in the wall. I'd love to see your name there too!   THE BLUES FOUNDATION
 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Big Song Music House Concert April 6



Radio Interview Monday, March 3 at Midnight Eastern Time.

I will be talking with Vinny Marini live on Blog Talk Radio.
Tune in HERE  - it's all about my new CD 
"Belle of the Blues."
 


Thursday, March 6th, 7-10pm.
 
I will be sitting in with my friends John Kogge and Laurie Traveline Neyer Thursday, March 6th at Oxford's O' Pub, 10 Park Place from 7-10 pm. 
Get your 3 part harmony on!
  

 

 
Big Song Music House Presents!
 
EG Kight and Lisa Biales
 
Sunday, April 6th at 8pm
 
Doors open at 7pm for potluck and mingling
A $20 donation at the door will get you in.
Please reply to this email to reserve yourself a seat.
 
 

EG & Lisa
 EG Kight                                      Lisa Biales
 

 
April Shows 
Peach Pickin' Mamas tour  Ohio & Indiana

Thursday, April 3 @ 7:30pm
Lisa Biales &  EG Kight / Peach Pickin' Mamas 
Fountain/Warren Musical Arts, Inc.
Harrison Hills Country Club  
413 East New Street
Attica, IN  765-762-1135
Price: Adults $7.50  Students Free

Friday, April 4 @ 8pm
Lisa Biales &  EG Kight / Peach Pickin' Mamas 
House Concerts on the Knoll at Marg Henry's house.
8226 Beech Knoll
Indianapolis, IN  317-849-2878
Price: 15
 
Saturday, April 5 @ 7:30pm
Lisa Biales &  EG Kight / Peach Pickin' Mamas 
131 East Walnut Street
Portland, IN  / 866-539-9911

Sunday, April 6 @ 8pm
Lisa Biales &  EG Kight / Peach Pickin' Mamas 
Big Song Music House Concert
Oxford, Ohio 
513-523-4079
Doors open at 7pm for potluck, $20 donation at the door.
RSVP to this email now to save yourself a seat.
 


Belle of the Blues

Available NOW at CD BABY
  
Tommy Talton
 on acoustic guitar, slide guitar, and Dobro, Bill Stewart lays down the groove on drums, Gary Porter adds a special flair with percussion, Tommy Vickery and Johnny Fountain kept it solid on bass, Pat Bergeson stepped in on harmonica, recorded by Paul Hornsby at Muscadine Studio in Macon, Georgia and Paul played piano, Randall Bramblett made a special guest appearance on Hammond B3, Ken Wynn played electric and acoustic slide guitar, EG Kight sang a Memphis Minnie duet, produced the CD, sang harmony, played acoustic guitar, and wrote seven of the 11 songs for  Belle of The Blues.
Cover photo by Suzanne Marie Lambert,  
CD design by David Dotson.
  
"An impressive follow-up to her 'Just Like Honey' release from 2012, Miss Biales gets better and better."  - Blues & Rhythm Magazine, UK