A New Day
Blue South Records
EG Kight, a.k.a. the Georgia Songbird, was the recipient of the 2013 Georgia Music Legend Award. Kight started in country music and has worked with George Jones; Conway Twitty; Jerry Lee Lewis; and Merle Haggard. Since switching to the Blues she has performed with Luther Allison; Koko Taylor; Hubert Sumlin; Pinetop Perkins; Taj Mahal and B.B. King.
In 2003 Kight released the critically acclaimed “Southern Comfort” on the Blue South imprint. 2004’s follow up “Takin It Easy” resulted in her being nominated for three Blues Music Awards. In 2011 she released “Lip Service”. This new cd is Kight’s seventh studio recording.
Kight recently recovered from a life threatening illness but her beautiful voice is better than ever. She has written or co-written all ten of the songs included. The album was completed in two separate sessions.
The six songs from the first session include Kight, vocals, and rhythm guitar; Ken Wynn, lead guitar; Mike Harrell, piano; Johnny Fountain, bass; and Gary Porter, drums. Especially fine is “Comin’ Down with the Blues”. Other highlights include “Holdin’ On”, “Graveyard Dead Blues” and “Low Mileage Woman”.
On the other session the boys in the band include Tommy Talton, guitar; Paul Hornsby, piano; Marshall Coats, bass; and Bill Stewart drums. “Bad Times” is a vocal duet with Greg Nagy. It was co-written by Kight, Tom Horner, and the late Ann Rabson. A four piece horn section completes this fabulous track. Other tracks by this unit include “Don’t Give Up”, “Misunderstood”, and “Time to Move On”.
Overall, Kight has accumulated six Blues Music Award nominations and several Blues Blast nominations but she can not be denied any longer. The album is meticulously produced by Kight and Hornsby.
Kight flys high on this new album due out in September.