Music is constantly changing. Luckily there are still a lot of young musicians who are keeping great music, like blues, alive. Christone “Kingfish” Ingram was always exposed to rich music, growing up in the church and around Gospel music. At only 6 years old was playing drums, by nine he switched to bass, and by eleven he was already shredding on lead guitar. Now at 17, Kingfish replicates the greats of his favorite music, Delta Blues.
Being a “natural sponge of musical talent” he soaked up all of the licks and tricks of some of the greatest names in blues. The list includes names like Robert Johnson (of course), Buddy Guy, and Muddy Waters. He also found inspiration in Jimi Hendrix, Eric Gales, and Eric Johnson.
Kingfish plays with a fluidity and determination that is seen in seasoned professionals, and less often in 17-year-olds. He is quickly becoming a sensation at music festivals and gigs and has already been a guest on shows like Rachel Ray and Steve Harvey. He even was given the privilege of playing in front of Michele Obama at the Whitehouse!
This kid certainly has it!