WHEN: Thursday May 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm
WHERE: Renaissance Arts Center Theatre in Kingsport, Tennessee
COST: Reserved Seats: $10 Book now: http://www.EngageKingsport.com (423) 392-8414
KINGSPORT – The City of Kingsport and Engage Kingsport proudly present a very special‚ evening with 3 amazing singer-songwriters:‚ EG Kight, Becky Hobbs and Lucy Billings, LIVE in the ROUND—all on the stage at the same time— in Kingsport on Thursday May 26, 2016 at the Renaissance Arts Center Theatre.‚ Tickets are $10 for reserved seats, and are available now.‚ This performance is part of the Engage Kingsport Performing Arts Series 2016 and was originally scheduled for January 22, but due to Winter Storm Jonas, had to be rescheduled to May.
Engage Kingsport Performing Arts Series shows feature reserved seating in the beautiful Renaissance Arts Center Theatre, a 350 seat theatre. Tickets are available online at EngageKingsport.com or at the Office of Cultural Arts at 1200 E. Center Street, Kingsport and by phone at (423) 392-8414.
The 2013 Georgia Music Legend Award recipient, EG Kight is a singer-songwriter, guitar player, entertainer and producer. Kight has headlined at venues‚ around the globe, and has been involved in fundraising‚ concerts in Germany, Japan and Mexico. Kights musical style transcends musical boundaries and has been called country-flavored southern-fried blues. With a blend of Americana, Southern Rock, Blues, Pop, Jazz, Gospel and Funk, she is helping to shape contemporary blues.‚ A veteran of the road, Kight headlines at clubs, theaters and festivals; bringing her diverse musical menu to fans across America and Europe.
Early in her career, Kight was dubbed The Georgia Songbird, and today she is considered one of the few true blues vocalists. With her rich voice, and a mastery of the guitar that has her holding her own next to any other player, Kight mesmerizes audiences of all ages.
Kight has opened for B.B. King, and recently appeared on NPRs A Prairie Home Companion, and an original song from her segment was re-broadcast on the Listeners Choice Program.‚ ‚ Kight was nominated for two 2012 Blues Blast Awards, and has had six Blues Music Awards nominations, twice for Song of the Year. Her songs have landed on two of Koko Taylors Grammy nominated albums, and on two blues compilations that maintained Billboard chart positions for over a year.
Other artists who have recorded her songs include the legendary Dorothy Moore, Bob Margolin and the late Ann Rabson, and Shakura SAida. Kights songs have appeared on the Childrens Miracle Network, Nick at Nite, ABC Family, and the El Ray Network.
Kights songwriting savvy has led her to teach songwriting workshops in Italy and Germany. And she has been tapped to write for and produce more albums for other artists.
For more information on EG Kight: https://egkight.wordpress.com/
Inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in October 2015, Whiskey-voiced Becky Hobbs is a true one-of-a-kind. On stage, she plays some rockin keys, yet she can rope you in like an Oklahoma cowgirl with her from-the-heart ballads.‚ A singer-songwriter and pianist, Hobbs has recorded seven studio albums and has charted multiple singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the No.‚ 10 hit “Let’s Get Over Them Together“, a duet with Moe Bandy.
Becky has performed in Kingsport many times over the years and has many friends and fans here.‚ She has performed in over 40 countries, including nine in Africa. Her songs have been recorded by Alabama, Conway Twitty (“I Want To Know You Before We Make Love” went to #1), George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Glen Campbell, Wanda Jackson, John Anderson, Janie Fricke, Lacy J Dalton, Moe Bandy, Shelly West, Helen Reddy, Shirley Bassey, Jane Oliver, Ken Mellons, and others.
She is the co-writer of Alabamas hit, Angels Among Us, which has been used by many charities throughout the world, including St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.
Hobbs, a direct descendant of Nancy Ward (also known as Nanyehi), is also the co-writer of Nanyehi: Beloved Woman of the Cherokee, an original Broadway-style musical about the 18th Century Cherokee woman Nancy Ward, who lived in Kingsport.‚ The musical was co-produced in Kingsport by the Office of Cultural Arts and the Kingsport Theatre Guild in 2014 and is scheduled to come back to Kingsport in the fall of 2017 as part of the Kingsport Centennial Celebration.
For more info on Becky Hobbs: www.beckyhobbs.com/
Lucy Billings is a keen observer with a soft heart. Shining her light on powerful truths, she delivers refreshingly honest songs with a crystal-clear voice. Her latest album, CARRY THE WATER, reached chart-topping success on the Americana and folk radio charts. When‚ Lucy released CARRY THE WATER in 2014, she was at a crossroads of her own in her 20-year career as a corporate attorney in California. Acknowledging her commitment to music, she packed up her belongings and moved to Nashville to reinvent her life in a new city as a songwriter/artist.‚ Her gutsy transition caught the eye of O Magazine and this cowgirl, turned scientist, turned lawyer, turned singer-songwriter was featured in the May 2015 issue. Lucy is currently writing songs for a new album as well as a book about her unique songwriting journey.
Americana/folk singer Lucy Billings is back with a third helping of her addictive music…‚ she has few rivals in the Americana/folk area. Someone of Billings’ talent should be on a major record label.” (5 STARS)
Carry the Water provides a thorough and rich listening experience‚¬¦the instantly recognizable high standard of Billings’ guitar melodies and lilting vocals‚¬¦infused with powerful poetic lyricism.”
—Ian Horne, Maverick
“Billings has created a major album…stunning in its lyrics…. with equally beautiful melodies, vocals, instrumentation and production‚¬¦. Carry the Water is a thoughtful album, deep as a well, with songs that are simultaneously intimate and universal.”
—Jackie Morris, Folkworks.org