E.G. KIGHT IS THE ONLY INDEPENDENT ARTIST TO BE SELECTED FOR THE NARM AND BMA BLUES SAMPLER THAT IS DISTRIBUTED NATIONWIDE. THE CUT, 'LET THE HEALING BEGIN' IS FROM HER NEWEST RELEASE, "TROUBLE." CHECK OUT "TROUBLE" AT CD BABY AND LISTEN TO SEVERAL CUTS FROM THE CD!
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - National Association for Recording Merchandisers (NARM) and the Blues Music Association (BMA) are proud to announce that the Blues sampler, Get The Blues!, released on September 18, has already debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues
Album chart, and also entered the Independent Albums chart at #39 and has moved up to #37.
Get The Blues! includes tracks from some of the biggest and most respected
names on today's blues scene (Keb' Mo', Robert Cray, Shemekia Copeland, R.L.
Burnside, Koko Taylor) as well as great names of the blues tradition
(Sunnyland Slim, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Honeyboy Edwards.) The 18 songs
(selected from among 54 tracks submitted) represent 14 different labels, which
are members of both NARM and the BMA.
According to Blues Music Association president Bruce Iglauer, "By debuting at
#1, Get The Blues! proves that there are plenty of people out there who are
eager to find out more about the blues, provided the music is priced and
packaged right. Get The Blues! appeals to the new fans and the potential
fans. We expect it will create thousands of new blues customers."
Delbert McClinton -- "Baggage Claim" (New West Records)
E.G. Kight -- "Let the Healing Begin" (Blue South Records)
Honeyboy Edwards -- "Wind Howlin' Blues" (Earwig Records)
Johnnie Taylor -- "Last Two Dollars" (Malaco Music Group)
Keb' Mo' - "The Door"
(Epic / Sony Music)
Koko Taylor - "Don't Let Me Catch You With Your Drawers Down"
Lucky Peterson -" Remember the Day" (Verve Music Group)
Otis Taylor - "My Soul's in Louisiana" (NorthernBlues Music)
R.L. Burnside -- "Miss Maybelle"
Robert Cray - "Baby's Arms"
Rory Block -- "Talkin' Bout My Man"
Stevie Ray Vaughan -"Pride and Joy" (Epic / Sony Legacy)
Sunnyland Slim -- "You Can't Have It All" (Earwig Records)
Tommy Castro -- "Lucky in Love"
(Blind Pig Records)
Walter Trout -- "Ride 'til I'm Satisfied" (Ruf Records)
Shemekia Copeland - "It's 2 A.M". (Alligator Records)
Big Bill Morganfield -- "Highway 69" (Blind Pig Records)
Roomful of Blues -- "The Salt of My Tears" (Rounder Records)
Biography: E.G. KIGHT
Bred and born in the south, this true southern lady was brought up on solid Gospel and Country. E.G. Kight emulates the southern style of music; hot, diversified, and filled with meaningful jives. The lyrics, of her penned songs, have enough twists and turns to keep the subject matter fresh.
Growing up in Dublin, Georgia, E.G. was surrounded by great Country, Rock and Roll and Gospel influences. Her guitar-picking Grandmother showed her chords at age four. Church provided a natural outlet for little E.G.'s vocal talent. By ninth grade, she was getting paid for her singing and guitar playing abilities and heading for a life filled with music.
After graduating from high school, she opened shows for many Country icons such as Conway Twitty, Jerry Lee Lewis and George Jones. From these famous performers she learned the importance of individuality and started singing the kind of music that came to mean the most to her - the Blues
Six year ago Kight changed gears and detoured onto the Blues highway. Finding that singing and writing the Blues fit her like a hand-in-glove, she now can be found putting the petal to the music metal. In 1994, Kight released her first Blues project, Have I Got Blues For You. On the cutting edge of winning Country fans over to the Blues, and seeing the increase in audience response to her new found genre, E.G. embarked on her second recording, Come Into The Blues. Having a bigger part in writing and producing, the project came together easily. It just felt right.
E.G. Kight started delving deeper into the genre of Blues. This curiosity sparked her desire and natural writing ability. Her songwriting success is evident on Koko Taylor's CD, Royal Blue. "Fuel To Burn," co-written by Kight, is included on this Grammy nominated CD. Kight and Taylor also collaborated on a duet "A Woman Can Tell," which is on E.G. Kight's newly released CD, Trouble. Produced by Kight, this project boasts ten of her co-written tracks. Saffire, The Uppity Blues Women, recognized Kight's aggressive song writing as well and included three of E.G.'s co-written songs on their new CD "Ain't Gonna Hush."
E.G. is a writer who enjoys the complete continuum of the Blues genre. Her writing includes torch songs, County Blues favor, spiritual tunes, whip-shaking attitude songs and raw, traditional blues. Kight is an ordinary person who makes a living at music without the flash and glitter but with all the feeling and professionalism.
Perhaps E.G.'s greatest attribute is her smallest gesture...caring for the audiences she performs for and the fans who support live music. She is also grateful to those who have passed down the tradition of music that is a catalyst for almost all other genre' of music - THE BLUES
SINGER, SONGWRITER, GUITAR PLAYER, BLUES ENTERTAINER
Ã‚Â¨ Invited into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Macon, GA. Personal memorabilia on display in R & B section of museum
Ã‚Â¨ Grammy award winning Blues legend Koko Taylor recorded Fuel To Burn, a song co-written by E.G. Kight, which is on Koko's Royal Blue CD. This CD was nominated for a Grammy Award
Ã‚Â¨ Koko Taylor and E.G. Kight perform a duet, A Woman Can Tell for E.G.'s new CD, Trouble
Ã‚Â¨ Endorsee of Gibson Guitars
Ã‚Â¨ Performed at the prestigious Monterey Blues Festival in Monterey Bay, California
Ã‚Â¨ Shared the stage with Luther Allison, Susan Tedeschi, Bernard Allison, Bob Margolin, Kenny Neal, Saffire, The Uppity Blues Women, and Tinsley Ellis
Ã‚Â¨ Invited to perform at an invitation only party in Chicago for Koko Taylor's 40 years in Show Business
Ã‚Â¨ Performed 12 shows at Epcot in Disney World. First band to represent American at the Millennium Celebration
Ã‚Â¨ Performed several times on national television (TNN's Nashville Now)
Ã‚Â¨ Performed with W.C. Handy award winners at the post W.C. Handy Awards jam on Beale Street in Memphis
Ã‚Â¨ Appeared in television movie with Burgess Meredith, Mr. Griffith and Me. Was Mr. Meredith's vocal coach for movie
Ã‚Â¨ Receiving radio airplay
Ã‚Â¨ Saffire, The Uppity Blues Women, have recorded THREE of E.G. co-written songs for Ain't Gonna Hush CD
Ã‚Â¨ Has three cuts on the Biltmore Estates Winery compilation CD.
Ã‚Â¨ Member of American Federation of Musicians
Ã‚Â¨ Owner of Georgia Songbird Music (BMI) and Kight Flying Music (ASCAP) publishing companies
Ã‚Â¨ Member of the Music City Blues Society, Atlanta Blues Society, Blues Foundation
Ã‚Â¨ Charter member of the Blues Music Association
REVIEWS for TROUBLE CD
"Take a trip to Georgia and you'll find it worth the long ride. E.G. Kight is one gutsy woman. She is what is happening down in Georgia these days. It is electrified American music with a hint of that Piedmont Blues that is so hot and catchy...It is also funky, natural and fully realized with a lavish array of tasty session players, plus impressive quest artists....The South in E.G. 's hands is a rockin' paradise with all shades of blues, stark acoustic and scorching electric, too. The bits of country add immensely to the charm of it all. And the tasty bits of Southern rock added to the mix are like fine ham gravy on great grits. A first rate regional singer and songwriter, E.G. Kight is a name every blues scholar ought to know about...She is a gifted singer, and a damn good songwriter, too. "Blue Dawn" (cut 10) is as well crafted as any song Willie Nelson has ever written...."
George Seedroff - Big City Blues
To see a complete review of this article go to page 47 of June-July 2001 issue of Big City Blues
"...E.G. Kight is really the burnin' red-hot blues mama. She is on a mission to deliver all the fire in her soul via her music..."Trouble" is fiery blues-rock album filled with the soulful passionate vocalisms of diva with a true purpose. A totally knock-your-socks-off band that won't quit backs her, so her vocal style is more than a welcome partner for the music...this CD really kicks ass! E.G. is in marvelous form. Her spirit takes off bringing each and every song to another level...This album really smokes right along....best damn blues I have heard by a woman since Bonnie Raitt was at the height of her success...this is one great album that is just dripping in the emotion of the blues."
To see a complete review go to www.musicdish.com
"Trouble" is E.G. Kight's third release since she switched musical genres from country to blues. Over a year I the making, it shows Kight's increasing maturity as a songwriter and performer. "Trouble" is a thoroughly enjoyable album, which highlights E.G. Kight's prowess as a fine blues artiste. All the original songs are very good and Kight has a dynamic vocal range that lets her carry off the raunchy stuff as well as the slower ballads. On this evidence Kight is definitely an act worth catching love. In the meantime, you can track down "Trouble" via her web site www.egkight.com."
Blues On Stage
"If you're looking for a woman with a voice that will blow you away, you have got to hear E.G. Kight. A truly impressive vocal range that has the growl of a tiger and the soft seductiveness of a Siren Goddess. The music that she performs is done with such a down home gut wrenching feeling, you could sear that she's singing to you. This is real blues...E.G. is a powerhouse vocalist with a true earth tone and hypnotic vibe that you just can't put it (Trouble) down...She has written most of the music on this album, and a damn fine job of it too. E.G. simply smokes on every song and pours on the down-home blues like nothing I've heard in many years."
The Global Muse
For a complete copy of this review go to www.theglobalmuse.com
Check out the artist's website:
1. Trouble With A Capital T
2. Let The Healing Begin
3. The Queen
4. It Takes A Mighty Good Man
5. Nothin' But The Blues
6. First In Line
7. My Mask
8. The Rooster song
9. A Woman Can Tell
10. Blue Dawn
11. Your Love Looks Good On Me
12. Better Off With The Blues
13. When A Man Loves A Woman