FROM BLUES IN THE SOUTH MAGAZINE:
Kight's southern roots run deep, from a grandfather who was a preacher to a friendship with Koko Taylor. Originally playing and singing white gospel and country music, she switched to the blues on hearing Koko…
This is indeed a beautiful album. …the dobro, regular guitars, harp, harmonies and drums create a sweet, blues sound. … there is some excellent guitar work throughout the album. EG also pays attention to the songs her fans request and she always endeavors to include one or two on her albums. … we get "Evil", this is impressive. …the album closes with a beautiful cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", very well suited to EG's style and approach. All in all, this comes rather highly recommended.
- Blues in the South, Exmouth, Devonshire England
FROM BLUES MUSIC MAGAZINE:
"Meeting Koko Taylor was the seminal moment in her musical influence and released her immense talent in a blues/americana-based brew that few female vocalists can replicate. Her vocals zone right into your heart and soul and her lyrics do as well.
A ray of hope ends the CD with her rendering of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." It's the finest version I've ever heard. Wynn and Porter's chorus enhances Kight's empathetic lead in a chills-inducing listen."
- July 2021 issue, page 48
FROM CREATIVE LOAFING MAGAZINE:
She has been called, and enthusiastically embraced as, the “Georgia Songbird” for virtually her entire professional life. But singer/songwriter/guitarist/ photographer EG Kight is more than that. Her music encompasses a vast swath of the Southern sound — blues, jazz, soul, gospel, and country. And she has effortlessly combined these genres since switching from pure C&W to a more blues-based approach in the mid-’90s.
Kight has been a full-time musician, fronting her own bands and doing solo shows, since 1977 (her debut recording was released in 1982). But she hit her bluesy stride in 1995 after being exposed to Koko Taylor, who later became a friend and mentor (Taylor has also recorded two of EG’s songs).