Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
Since the release of Kingfish, his Grammy-nominated 2019 Alligator Records debut, and 662, his 2021 Grammy-winning sophomore album, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Christone “Kingfish” Ingram has become the defining blues voice of his generation.
Kingfish debuted on the Billboard Blues Chart in the #1 position and remained on the chart for an astonishing 91 weeks. In addition to receiving a Grammy Award nomination, Kingfish was named the #1 Best Blues Album of the Year by MOJO. Kingfish was also #1 on Living Blues magazine’s Top 50 Albums Of The Year Radio Chart. The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Guitar World, The Washington Post and many other publications shared the joy of their musical discovery with their readers.
662 won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album, won the Blues Music Award for Best Blues Album, and topped both the Down Beat Critics’ Poll and the Living Blues Critics’ Poll. Since his 2019 debut, Kingfish has been nominated for a total of nine Blues Music Awards and has won them all. He’s also won nine Living Blues Awards and his momentum has continued to build.
In July 2022, The Washington Post Magazine ran a 5000-word story on the young musician. Kingfish simultaneously appeared on the cover of Guitar World magazine, where the publication exclaimed, “Christone‘ Kingfish’ Ingram has already made his mark as one of the best, and undoubtedly most exciting, blues guitarists in the world.”
NPR Music says Ingrams’ playing is “astounding…it’s almost like he’s singing through the guitar.” Rolling Stone declared, “Kingfish is one of the most exciting young guitarists in years, with a sound that encompasses B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, and Prince.”
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