For The Daily Item
Acclaimed singer/songwriter E.G. Kight will perform her acoustic solo show at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Bullfrog Brewery, 229 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.
Based in Georgia, Kight has been taking her “country-flavored, southern fried blues” to audiences around the world, and returns to Williamsport after a two-year absence. In an intimate setting, Kight will perform audience favorites, including many original songs.
Area music aficionados may remember Kight from past performances at the Bullfrog, and at the Lycoming County Fair, and the Genetti Hotel, with her Pennsylvania-based band, including Jeremy Jaffe, Andy Seal and Sean Farley. Her music can be heard regularly on Sirius XM’s Bluesville station, and on cable TV’s MusicChoice.
A veteran of the road, Kight closed out 2011 working two shows with B.B. King. Her 2011 release, “Lip Service” climbed to #1 on Sirius XM radio. On the VizzTone Label Group, the album has gotten rave reviews, including this from Cashbox Magazine. “Lip Service [the album] might revive the American blues scene with every bit the staying power of Bonnie Raitt’s ‘Nick Of Time’. EG Kight is the type of artist to believe in when music with soul seems impossible to find.”
And USA Today Mexican Caribbean Edition writes “Today the synergy between country music and blues is encompassed in the compositions and recordings of EG Kight. ...blues created by a master at her craft. It contains influences of many genres…”
This year Kight has been involved in international fundraising in Japan and Mexico, and has been invited back to Mexico in 2013. With six Blues Music Awards nominations, she was also recently nominated for two Blues Blast awards, for Female Artist and Song of the Year.
As a songwriter, Kight has had songs land on Grammy nominated albums. As a producer, the album she produced for an Americana artist Lisa Biales earlier this year shot to #1 on the roots chart. And she has already been tapped to produce Lisa’s next project.
As an entertainer, Kight has headlined clubs and festivals, and shared the stage with a wide array of artists, including Koko Taylor, Hubert Sumlin, Foghat, Pinetop Perkins, Phoebe Snow, Delbert McClinton, Gregg Allman, Merle Haggard, Little Feat, and the Bloomsburg Symphony Orchestra. Kight has also appeared on NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” and one song from her segment was re-broadcast on the Listener’s Choice Program.