EG Kight review…September 13, 2014…

EG KIGHT

A NEW DAY

BLUE SOUTH RECORDS  BSR 0914

HOLDIN ON–GRAVEYARD DEAD BLUES–COMIN’  DOWN WITH THE BLUES–DON’T GIVE UP–CAN’T CATCH THE WIND–LET’S GET DOWN–BAD TIMES–MISUNDERSTOOD–LOW MILEAGE WOMAN–TIME TO MOVE ON

It is great to see our good friend EG Kight, “The Georgia Songbird,” back in the spotlight.  After overcoming a health scare a few yeas ago, she realized, as many of us do who get a “wake-up call,  that every day is a treasure to be savored.  And so it is with the ten originals that comprise her latest album,  “A New Day,” as they reflect her new outlook on life and the new path she is embarking upon.

EG used predominantly her touring band for this set, enlisting the aid of veterans Greg Nagy, Randall Bramblett, Tommy Talton and co-producer Bruce Hornsby to round out the cast.    On this set, EG touches a lot of bases—from straight-blues to gospel to some good ole Southern boogie.

Leading off is her ode to finding strength from her adversity, and urging others to keep “Holdin’ On.”  “Don’t Give Up” is a clarion call to give your burden to the good Lord–“he knows what to do.”  This one has a great backing chorus, giving it that Sunday-morning, tent-revival feel.

“Bad Times” is a sweet torch-song duet with Greg Nagy, and chronicles a love affair that’s seen its share of ups and downs, but “the bad times make the good times better.”  This one was co-written by EG, Tom Horner, and Ann Rabson.  And, on a great shot of Delta-inspired blues, EG warns a lover that if “you cheat or beat on me, you’ll wish you were Graveyard Dead!”

We had two favorites, too.  “Let’s Get Down” is a stone throwback to the good ole Capricorn Records days, because “the power of the music will soothe your soul.”  This one has a full band behind EG’s vocals that sets the tone.  The set’s most humorous cut is a clever take on the “girls and cars” scenario as seen from the female perspective.  EG describes herself as “an older model with a solid chassis” in “a Low Mileage Woman lookin’ for a hot rod man!”

EG Kight has had six Blus Music Award nominations, and recently had a cut featured on the ABC Family Network.  With “A New Day,” she’s withstood the storms of life and is still holdin’ on strong!  Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues Society.

 

 

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