More nominations, Blues Blast review, and Top 5 lists!

The Peach Pickin’ Mamas wrapped up an exciting year, and are looking forward to more adventures this year!

Individually, they each enjoyed several nominations, and their individual albums have received high praise from the media!

Their joint album sampler, simply entitled PEACH PICKIN’ MAMAS, was reviewed in the Blues Blast Magazine. You can read the review here. http://www.PeachPickinMamas.com/press

And there’s a feature interview with Lisa in the latest edition. Read the full length interview here.   http://www.bluesblastmagazine.com/issue-9-11-march-12-2015/

In addition to their own three song PPM CD, both Lisa and EG have released their own individual albums in the last year or so.

And Lisa’s latest album BELLE OF THE BLUES was nominated for a Blues Blast Award for Acoustic Album of the Year. Here’s Lisa, on stage at the Blues Blast Awards show.

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And since the release of EG’s A NEW DAY album, she has been nominated for the 2015 Blues Music Awards Koko Taylor Award. When asked how she felt about the nomination, Kight said “When the news came out that I’d been nominated for this prestigious award, named after my friend and mentor, I was elated! It brought tears to my eyes. I’ve had nominations in the past, but this one is especially exciting, because I know Koko would be excited for me, too.” Here’s a photo of EG and Koko at the BMA’s several years ago.

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So many good things have come their way that EG and Lisa came up with their own Top 5 lists….

Lisa’s Top 5 Most Important Moments in 2014
1. Singing with EG Kight. Any time I get to sing with The Georgia Songbird, that’s an important moment for me.
2. Making artistic improvements with watercolor are precious moments to me. I had a few this year.
3. My new CD BELLE OF THE BLUES was nominated for a Blues Blast  Music Award. I didn’t win, but we had a great time playing on the show, and it was inspiring to hear everyone play.
4. I had a magic moment this year when I heard my mother’s voice on a 78 rpm record. It was recorded in 1947 when she was just 23 years old, a song she wrote called “Crying Over You.”
5. Training for and completing a 200 mile bicycle trip from Key Largo to Key West,  and back!

EG’s Top 5 Most Important Moments in 2014
1. Being nominated for the Blues Music Awards Koko Taylor award is definitely a Top 5 life-changer for me!
2. Being named by AXS.com as one of the Top 5 Blues artists of the year is an incredible honor.
3. Having my photograph chosen for the cover of a novel about Robert Johnson is something I never expected, and I was thrilled when I got a copy of the book in the mail.
4. Releasing my 8th blues album, A NEW DAY, one that I wasn’t sure I’d ever get to make, after being sick with encephalitis and meningitis, was a very huge accomplishment.
5. Reading all the reviews, and getting email and facebook posts from my fans, telling me how much they love the new music always lifts me up.

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To schedule an interview, or to book the Peach Pickin’ Mamas, contact Sunny Stephens at BlueSouthTalent@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 

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PPM’s take Muncie!

The end of September found the Peach Pickin’ Mamas in Muncie, Indiana,
where they performed for a Rotary luncheon,
and at Ball State University’s Pruis Hall.

Here they are at the Rotary luncheon,
where the guest speaker was
Suzanne Crouch, State Auditor of Indiana.

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After the luncheon with Rotary President, Dale Basham,
and Bob Myers, Rotary member and Director, John R. Emens Auditorium/Pruis Hall.

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Q&A session before the Pruis Hall show
with Ball State Professor Roger McConnell,
and his Music Appreciation students.
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 After the show with Dina Byrnes, Events Manager,
and Bob Myers

For videos from this event,
click on the VIDEOS tab above.

 

Latest news!

PEACH PICKIN’ MAMAS
TO APPEAR
IN MUNCIE, INDIANA
AT PRIUS HALL
AT BALL STATE UNIVERSITY!

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More at http://www.PeachPickinMamas.com/tour-dates

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EG KIGHT’S “A NEW DAY” ALBUM AT
#1 ON ROOTS MUSIC REPORT
FOR STATE OF GEORGIA!

EG Kights A NEW DAY #1 on GA Roots Music Report

See the entire Top 50 list for Georgia here.
http://www.rootsmusicreport.com/charts/view/album/state/georgia/weekly

And the album is at #19 on the Top 50 Blues Album chart.
http://www.rootsmusicreport.com/charts/view/album/genre/blues/weekly

And “Holdin’ On‘” debuted at #32 on the Top 50 Blues Song chart
http://www.rootsmusicreport.com/charts/view/song/genre/blues/weekly

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Released in March 2014, BELLE OF THE BLUES,
produced by EG Kight and Paul Hornsby,
was NOMINATED FOR A BLUES BLAST MUSIC AWARD
for “Acoustic Album of the Year
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The winners will be announced in October at the awards show in Champaign, Illinois.
Lisa will also perform at the awards show.

More at http://www.LisaBiales.com

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EG KIGHT’S BRAND NEW ALBUM RELEASED
TO RAVE REVIEWS!

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“EG Kight, the ‘Georgia Songbird,’ has a
stellar reputation as a writer, performer and producer.
Even her legion of longtime fans will marvel at the
musical and emotional range that she captures in ‘A New Day.’”
– Jesse A. Finkelstein, Blues Radio International

More at http://www.EGKightMusic.com

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Peach Pickin’ Mamas play to sold-out crowds!

Last summer EG Kight and Lisa Biales teamed up to form the Peach Pickin’ Mamas. And just a few weeks ago, they wrapped up a tour of Indiana and Ohio, playing to several sold-out audiences.

From a country club, to a house concert, to a Performing Artist Series, to a theater inside a premier arts facility, EG and Lisa took their musical montage to audiences in Indianapolis, Attica, Portland and Oxford.

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Taking turns performing songs from their own collections, and meeting in the middle with vocal duets, the Peach Pickin’ Mamas filled the room with amazing harmonies, powerful songs, and playful banter. And the audiences seemed to eat it up, pleading for more, with standing ovations…

When asked what it was like on this tour, Lisa said “EG started singing ‘At Last’ and I got all choked up. Sitting right next to her I had the best seat in the house. She is amazing. We were so in sync with our performance, like we could read each other’s thoughts about singing a song. The biggest thrill is playing double leads together, always different, and always so fun to play.”

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And EG commented “It’s a wonderful experience to share the stage with Lisa. Her voice is so clear, strong and beautiful that it brings a Memphis Minnie, Bessie Smith  ‘old-timey’  freshness to the stage. And her harmony is absolutely amazing. She’s such a joy to work with!”

Needless to say, The Peach Pickin’ Mamas are having the time of their lives, traveling around, taking their music to various venues.

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According to Marg Henry, the host of one of the recent events, “EG’s wonderful! And great guitar player as well. She and Lisa put on such an exciting show, funny as hell, so responsive to the audience.”

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To book the Peach Pickin’ Mamas at your venue, email BlueSouthTalent@aol.com

To read more about EG and Lisa, visit their websites.
http://www.EGKightMusic.com
http://www.LisaBiales.com

 

 

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Peach Pickin’ Mamas in Indiana and Ohio!

Next week the Peach Pickin’ Mamas are packin’ up the car and headed to Indiana!

From a country club, to a house concert, to a premier community arts facility, EG and Lisa bring their musical montage to audiences across central Indiana.

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If you love good American Roots Music, grab your friends and family and make your way to one of these shows.

For details, see the “Tour Dates” page!

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The Peach Pickin’ Mamas in Austin!

Fall dates in Austin proved to be just what the PPM’s needed to
kick off this brand new duo!
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And new dates have been added to the schedule.
If you want to see the PPM’s in your area,
simply contact us and we’ll start the conversation
about forming a street team.
And YOU may be the head of the team!

 

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PPM’s embark on Austin tour, with showcase and coffee house dates!
Debuting at the Arts Midwest Conference, and sharing the stage with Austin’s own Shelley King!

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 @ 9:10 pm
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 @ 11:40 pm
Arts Midwest Conference – Austin, TX
Hilton Salon B
www.pmiarts.com/index_files/PMIShowcases2013.htm

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 @ 9:30 pm
Arts Midwest Conference – Austin, TX
Hilton Room 417
www.redhotmojo.com/amw2013supershowcase.html

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 @ 8 to 9:30 pm
Strange Brew –  Austin, TX 
5326 Manchaca Road
www.strangebrewaustin.com

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