EG Kight – A New Day|Album Review

egkightcdEG Kight – A New Day

Blue South Records-2014

10 Tracks-39:04

Originally from Georgia, EG Kight is recognized as a versatile vocalist and guitarist whose roots are gospel, blues, jazz, & pop. In 2013 EG won the Georgia Music Legend award; consequently, she has had six Blues Music Award nominations as well as two Blues Blast nominations. Kight has also had two Grammy nominated albums and songs that maintained Billboard chart positions for over a year. She has traveled and performed around the world including Japan, Germany, and Mexico for fundraising activities.

EG battled meningitis & encephalitis (life threatening illnesses) a few years back, which helped her to write in a more “from the heart” perspective. Her latest release, “A New Day“, has ten originally composed tracks highlighting some of that uplifting tone.  The CD is co-produced by Paul Hornsby who has worked with the likes of Marshall Tucker and Charlie Daniels.  Other guests on the disc include Greg Nagy, Tommy Talton, and Randall Bramblett.  Several tracks on the new album spotlight the artists’ new zest for life and gratitude.

The opening song, “Hold On”, is a song of carrying on against all odds. Life is short and you have to give it all you got. She sings of having another day to live, the sun warming her, and the some days are good and some are bad life story. “Coming Down With the Blues” is a feel it in your gut slow blues ensemble with crafty guitar work. Lack of sleep, an empty quiet home, and the longing for a touch of another is the blues. “Bad Times” features fantastic piano work and vocals that talk of reflecting the good and bad of a love relationship. Greg Nagy (a talented artist in his own right) is featured as a vocal artist on this tune and that helps power the sultry, romantic wording of the track.

Future endeavors for EG Kight include promoting her current work and touring. Touring arrangement is flexible as it is done with a band, as a solo artist, or as a duo. By all rights, life seems to be healthy and prosperous for Kight these days. Along with music, she enjoys being on her farm in the country with her animals as album cover work dictates. She also enjoys photography and is currently working on a portfolio.

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