Elam McKnight

Elam McKnight

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA

ELAM MCKNIGHT'S "DEVIL MINDED WOMAN" VOTED AS BEST BLUES SONG OF 2008 INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS! Supa Good and Elam McKnight is the future of the Blues! ... he is real deal old time Mississippi Blues with a modern touch. ---Robert Lynn Back Alley Blues Show(KS


Elam McKnight

Elam McKnight is a singer/songwriter from West Tennessee. He is an artist firmly based in the roots of his region (Blues, Rock, and Country). McKnight’s solo debut, 2003’s Braid My Hair, was hailed by critics as a breath of fresh air in the sometimes-stale climate that is predictable “bar band” blues, while his second album, 2005’s The Last Country Store, found a spot on many blues charts internationally and in America. McKnight’s 2007’s Supa Good earned notoriety when the opening track, “Devil Minded Woman,” was voted by fans as the Best Blues Song in the Musician's Atlas sponsored 7th Annual Independent Music Awards.

In 2011 McKnight released Zombie Nation with Universal Music Group and his newest musical partner Bob Bogdal. The album featured the exceptional musicianship of Grammy award winning Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy/George Thoroughgood). Zombie Nation received immediate critical acclaim for its hell bent insistence and feet planted deeply in a blues groove all the while testing the genre's limits. The album topped many year end "best of " charts and received radio airplay worldwide.

McKnight is currently working on his 5th studio album on his own Big Black Hand imprint which will stretch out further and delve into a more rock vein and is preparing a Live release entitled Live from the Thief River from McKnight's recent live show opening for Jonny Lang at the 2013 Last Ride Blues Festival. McKnight has also put the finishing touches on his own studio, Magic Lantern Studios, which will allow him the flexibility to make more releases directly to his fan base and the world at large.

Elam has performed at the following festivals, venues, and radio/television shows:

Last Ride Blues Festival (Seven Clans Casino, Thief River Falls,MN)

Eureka Springs Blues Festival (Eureka Springs, AR)

Howlin Wolf (West Point, MS)

Syracuse Budweiser Blues Fest (Syracuse, NY)

Georges Springing in the Blues (Jacksonville, FL)

Sound Advice Blues Festival (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

Telluride Blues Festival (Telluride, CO)

Denver Blues and Bones (Denver, CO)

Fleet Blues Festival (Albany, NY)

Memphis in May (Memphis, TN)

Beale Street Alumni

International Blues Challenge (Memphis, TN)

Prairie Dog Blues Festival (Prairie Du Chien, WI)

Roots and Blues (Rome, Italy)

Blues Sunset Festival (Mount Tibernia, Italy)

Abruzzo Blues Festival (Abruzzo, Italy)

SXSW 2007-2008 (Austin Texas)

Club La Cruces (Playa Del Carmen, Mexico)

Hopkinsville Blues Festival (Hopkinsville, KY)

Legends Blues Festival (Nashville, TN)

King Biscuit Blues Radio (Helena, AR) multiple times

WEVL Radio (Memphis, TN)

CBS-WREG Morning Show (Memphis, TN)

Juke Joint Blues Festival (Clarksdale, MS) 2004-2008

Ground Zero Blues Club (Clarksdale, MS)


I Buried a Black Cat

Written By: Elam McKnight

I buried a black cat
deep in the woods
I buried a black cat
deep in the woods
let me tell you
black cat
don't mean you no good

Grabbed my shovel
and I turned away
Grabbed my shovel
and I turned away
Black cat ghost
was standing
in my way

That night I laid down
try to take my rest
nightmare jumped me
in a cold cold sweat
opened my eyes
black cat
sit on my chest
he was on my chest

I looked up
Big green eyes
I looked up Luminescent eyes
it weren't no black cat
it was satan
in disguise

I jumped up
I broke and run
i jumped up
I broke and run
Wretched in the corner
get my gun
get my gun

He came to me
back to the door
he came to me
back to the door
and I blew that devil cat
straight straight
cross that floor

I don't know
scared half to death
I don't know
scared half to death
that's two down
seven lives left

I buried a black cat
deep in the woods
I buried a black cat
deep in the woods
let me tell you
black cat
don't mean you no good


Elam McKnight:

"Braid My Hair" 2003
"Last Country Store" (with Keith Carter) 2005
"SUPA GOOD" 2007
"Zombie Nation" (with Bob Bogdal) 2011
"Live from the Thief River" 2013
"Made to Fall" (In development/in production)

Set List

Songs from Elam's 4 studio albums and
interesting covers from songs that ROCKED THE WORLD!!!!!!!
We cover a great deal of ground from ancient blues REVVED up to classic rock standards with new twists added. Delta, Hill Country, Loud Ass Electric. and just plain old good time Drinking and thinking music.

It is all about FUN and we are GONNA GET OURS!
Well Alright!