EG Kight is back in the studio, working on her next album. The new music is a stripped down version of her “country-flavored southern fried blues with an Americana slant,” with just her and her trio.
She’s been trying out the news songs on her audiences, and they’ve been well received! At a recent appearance on WMOT’s “Finally Friday” at 3rd & Lindsley, she tried out a couple of them, and found that a lot of people relate to “the stove song.” The intro piqued their curiosity, and before the song was over, most heads were nodding in agreement. “I’ve been burned before, ain’t gonna touch that stove no more…”
Stay tuned for details about the new music!
Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Caitie Thompson has been signed to the Blue South Talent roster!
At a random encounter at a local writers night, Sunny Stephens was impressed with the energy and guitar stylings of this young phenom from Ohio. In a crowd of guitar strummers, Caitie stands out, with her Melissa Etheridge style of playing, but with added looping, which makes her solo act sound like a full band.
An extraordinarily talented young woman, Caitie is already making a name for herself as a songwriter, having co-written a song that landed on the charts in Canada and Australia.
Read more about Caitie here. http://www.BlueSouthTalent.com/caitie-thompson
EG Kight placed 5 songs in a movie that’s currently available on Amazon Prime.
Hear snippets and see some scenes from the movie starring Tom Sizemore, Rebecca DeMornay, Richard Roundtree, and David Patrick Wilson.
Lisa Biales is in the preliminary rounds for a Grammy nomination for her latest release – “The Beat of My Heart.”
A few years ago Lisa Biales found a 78rpm recording of “Crying Over You,” a song that her mom wrote and recorded in 1947. On THE BEAT OF MY HEART, Lisa’s mother’s voice from that old record is heard on the first verse of the song, then Lisa takes over, breathing new life into what her mother recorded a lifetime ago.
EG Kight shares the stage with two hit songwriters – Tony Arata and Pat Alger, on Friday, October 27.
As part of the ExploreGeorgia initiative, EG joins Tony and Pat in an intimate setting, as they share how their songs were born. This concert series celebrates Georgia Music, promoting the state as a destination for live music and music heritage.
Becky Hobbs and Lucy Billings join EG Kight on Thursday, May 26th as part of the Performing Arts Series at the Renaissance Arts Center Theatre in Kingsport, TN.
Becky Hobbs is a hit songwriter whose music ranges from traditional country, honky tonk & rockabilly to ballads & songs inspired by her Cherokee heritage.
Some of her songs have been recorded by Alabama, Conway Twitty, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Glen Campbell, Wanda Jackson, John Anderson, Janie Fricke, Helen Reddy, Shirley Bassey, and more.
She is the co-writer of Alabama’s hit, “Angels Among Us,” which has been used by many charities throughout the world, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Also a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, Becky has released Nanyehi-Beloved Woman of the Cherokee, a CD which contains 17 songs written for a musical based on the life of her 5th-great grandmother, Nancy Ward (1738-1822).
The musical won a grant from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in 2010, and has had productions in Hartwell, GA, Tahlequah, OK, Tulsa, OK, Kingsport, TN and is currently wrapping up a ten-day run at the Texan Theater in Greenville, TX.
More at http://www.BeckyHobbs.com
Lucy Billings is a keen observer with a soft heart. Shining her light on powerful truths, she delivers refreshingly honest songs with a crystal-clear voice. Her latest album, Carry the Water reached chart-topping success on the Americana and folk radio charts. When Lucy released Carry the Water in 2014, she was at a crossroads of her own in her 20-year career as a corporate attorney in California. Acknowledging her commitment to music, she packed up her belongings and moved to Nashville to reinvent her life in a new city as a songwriter/artist. Her gutsy transition caught the eye of O Magazine and this cowgirl, turned scientist, turned lawyer, turned singer-songwriter was featured in the May 2015 issue. Lucy is currently writing songs for a new album as well as a book about her unique songwriting journey.
More at http://www.LucyBillings.com
EG Kight recently placed 5 songs in a film, starring Rebecca DeMornay, Tom Sizemore, and Richard Roundtree, and two of her songs are found on Shaun Murphy’s brand new release, It Won’t Stop Raining.
She was nominated for a 2015 Blues Music Award, and was named one of the Top 5 Best Blues Artists of 2014.
EG has appeared on “A Prairie Home Companion,” and has had songs on two Grammy-nominated albums. Several of her songs have also aired on The Children’s Miracle Network, Nick at Nite, ABC Family, and the El Ray Network.
A survivor of meningitis and encephalitis, EG is committed to supporting Encephalitis411.org, a brand new non-profit dedicated to raising awareness, promoting research, and providing resources for survivors, their families, and caregivers.
More at http://www.EGKightMusic.com
Get tickets at http://engagekingsport.com
EG Kight’s performance with her Blue South Band at the 2015 Blues Music Awards is being aired on Blues Radio International on Sunday, January 3 at 8 pm CDT/9 pm EST.
Hear EG and her band perform two original songs – “Comin’ Down with the Blues,” and “Low Mileage Woman,” with special guest Lisa Biales.
If you missed it, you can hear it now at this link. EG’s segment starts at the 13:30 mark.
And here’s a video of EG and Lisa doing an acoustic version of “Graveyard Dead,” together in BRI’s studio in 2014.
This song was co-written by EG and Lisa, and Tom Horner.
And here are EG and Lisa doing “Angel From Montgomery” that same day.
Grammy Award winning producer, and singer/songwriter Gary Nicholson is added to client roster!
Blue South Talent represents Gary for bookings in singer/songwriter venues.
Read more at http://www.BlueSouthTalent.com/gary-nicholson
Five of EG Kight’s songs, including several that were co-written with Tom Horner, were placed in movie slated for a 2016 release, starring Rebecca DeMornay, Tom Sizemore, Richard Roundtree, and David Patrick Wilson!
EG Kight and Lisa Biales – together known as the Peach Pickin’ Mamas – to attend Blues Music Awards in Memphis!
For more than 15 years EG Kight has attended the awards show.
And with this year’s nomination for the Koko Taylor Award, that brings her nomination count to seven.
And this is Lisa Biales’s third year attending the BMA’s, after the success of her last three albums.
And EG’s Blue South Band will be sharing the stage with EG and Lisa this year.
Lisa will be also be recording an interview with Jesse Finkelstein for Blues Radio International Thursday.
And EG performs Friday for Brandon Santini’s HART fund benefit at the Beale Street Mess Around with Greg Nagy at Rum Boogie Café, and at the Generation Blues Play It Forward fundraiser with Andy Talamantez’s band at the Hard Rock.
And a real proud moment for EVERY blues lover is the Grand Opening of The Blues Hall of Fame on Friday!
Lisa Biales is the “cover artist” for Blues Blast Magazine!
Blue South Talent adds award-winning songwriter/composer Tom Horner to the roster!
Read more at http://www.BlueSouthTalent.com/tom-horner
Blue South Talent signs nationally recognized clinical educator, corporate consultant, resilience coach and author Missy Bradley!
Read more at http://www.BlueSouthTalent.com/melissa-missy-bradley-ball
In the FIRST round of Grammy nominations –
EG Kight in three categories, and Lisa Biales in five categories!
What do you get when you mix TWO strong, independent SOLO BLUES ARTISTS, put them in the studio, and throw in some extraordinary songs?
With Lisa Biales‘s crystal clear vocals and EG Kight producing, you get the BELLE OF THE BLUES album, worthy of an award!
And you get a BLUES BLAST AWARD NOMINATION for ACOUSTIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR!
Lisa Biales is the BELLE OF THE BLUES and EG Kight is the GEORGIA SONGBIRD, and together they’ve come up with an inspiring album…
EG Kight’s 2014 album, A NEW DAY, was released to rave reviews!
And it debuted at #9 on the Living Blues Chart!
At the end of 2014, she was named one of the Top 5 Best Blues Artists on AXS.com, and her album landed on the Blues Bytes Top 10 Albums list, and the Roots Music Report’s Top 100 Blues Album Chart.
Her last four albums went to #1 on Sirius XM’s Bluesville.
LIP SERVICE also charted in the top 10 on Airplay Direct’s Top 50 Blues Albums, and IT’S HOT IN HERE Went to #1 on the Roots Blues Chart.
Read the latest reviews for A NEW DAY at http://www.EGKightMusic.com
Released in March 2014, Lisa Biales’s BELLE OF THE BLUES album, produced by EG Kight, was nominated for a Blues Blast award for “Acoustic Blues Album of the Year.”
Lisa’s 2012 release, JUST LIKE HONEY, also produced by Kight, landed on the Blues, Americana, and Roots charts at #2, #14, and #13 respectively.
Read more at http://www.LisaBiales.com