Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Origin: Clarksdale, Mississippi
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Christone “Kingfish” Ingram is a blues guitarist and singer who began playing music at a young age. Ingram became interested in the blues when his father showed him a documentary about Muddy Waters. Ingram started playing drums at age six. By the time that he was eleven he was playing bass and then moved on to guitar. Ingram began playing gigs around his hometown while still in seventh grade. By the time he was fifteen he had received offers to perform and for custom guitars.
Ingram, 19, grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi, 10 minutes away from the crossroads where Robert Johnson supposedly did some business with Beelzebub. For a 19-year-old, Ingram’s interest in traditional electric blues is just that traditional. He cites influences as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin Hopkins, Robert Johnson along with many others with Albert King being his favorite.
By 2015 Ingram had caught the attention of B.B. King’s drummer Tony Coleman. Some of the artists that Ingram has shared the stage with include Eric Gales, Rick Derringer, Guitar Shorty and Buddy Guy. Guy was so impressed with Ingram after jamming with him he personally paid for him to record his forthcoming album.
That album tentatively titled Been Here Before is due out sometime in 2019. It is an all original with classic blues flavor but reflecting Ingram’s gospel roots and his disparate influences.
Reference – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christone_Ingram
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Check out Christone “Kingfish” Ingram’s version of “The Thrill is Gone.”