EG KIGHT BIO
A veteran of the road, EG KIGHT (pronounced Kite) has taken her diverse musical menu to the fans across America and in Europe, headlining at clubs, theaters and festivals. Long considered one of the few true blues vocalists, with her own blend of americana, southern rock, blues, pop, jazz, gospel and funk, she is helping to shape contemporary blues. With her rich voice, and a mastery of the guitar that has her holding her own next to any other player, Kight mesmerizes audiences of all ages. And Taylor Guitars proudly provides her with the tools of her trade.
As a songwriter, Kight recently had a song on “The Fosters” on the ABC Family channel. She has had a song on Nick at Nite, and one song was used on the Children’s Miracle Network for several years in a row.
Kight has been nominated for the 2015 Blues Music Awards Koko Taylor Award, she landed on the AXS.com list of Top 5 Best Blues Artists of 2014, and her latest album landed on the Blues Bytes 2014 Top 10 Albums list, and the Roots Music Report’s Top 100 Blues Album Chart for 2014. She was also nominated for two 2012 Blues Blast awards, and has six previous BMA nominations, twice for Song of the Year.
Many artists have recorded her songs, and three artists who were nominated for a 2013 Blues Music Award had one of EG Kight’s songs on their albums, including the legendary Dorothy Moore, Bob Margolin, and the late Ann Rabson. She’s had songs on two of Koko Taylor’s Grammy-nominated albums, and on two compilations that maintained Billboard chart positions for over a year.
Kight has appeared on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion, and one song from her segment was re-broadcast on the Listener’s Choice Program. LIP SERVICE, her 2011 release, landed in the #1 spot at radio, and IT’S HOT IN HERE climbed to #1 on the Roots Charts. And in 2013, Kight received the Georgia Music Legend Award.
And on her new album, A NEW DAY, released in September, she infuses her “country-flavored southern-fried blues” with a little gospel to create her most inspiring venture to date.
Kight is grateful to be alive, and to continue making music. A near-death illness a few years back transformed her music into a more positive shade of blue. The songs she writes now seem to be coming from a deeper place, and they have a broader reach. Fans will find a new facet of her music on this album.
Long known as the “Georgia Songbird”, Kight lives in the heart of Georgia on 65 acres that have been in her family for four generations. She’s always been an animal lover, and enjoys raising her pet goats.