Kingfish: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
Kingfish: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert. At the tender age of 19, Christone Ingram makes his Tiny Desk debut in 2018 with Rakim. More importantly, this singer and guitarist from Clarksdale, Miss., has risen to critical acclaim and packs venues across the nation. Kingfish blends Delta Blues with contemporary melodies that resonate with blues lovers new and old.
Evocative of mentor and collaborator Buddy Guy’s signature hammer-on technique, the 21-year-old Kingfish ferries this treasured genre of the American musical tradition to contemporary audiences. His Tiny Desk (home) concert is shot at Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale with bassist Paul Rogers.
Learning Music at an early age
Like many young musicians growing up in the south, Kingfish finds inspiration for music at an early age in church. With the gospel choirs and backing bands he picks up the drums at age 6. Next, he switches to the bass. Eventually he finds his place with the electric guitar when he’s fourteen. Likewise, at age eighteen, he branches out with his musical palate, exploring jazz, funk, and rock music. Likewise, when you see him play, there is a mature touch and tone to his playing that surpasses his age.
Christone’s influences cover a wide spectrum, but the blues will always have a special home in his heart. He draws inspiration from Muddy Waters and B.B. King and infuses them with his love of Jimi Hendrix’s heavier rock. Where does this love of blues come from? Well, it may stem from a family of musicians who have been exposing him to music for his whole life.
It may also be the fact that he was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Taking the music world by storm, this songwriter gives us all hope for future generations of musicians. Many compare him to the likes of B.B. King which for any musician his age is a compliment! Needless to say, this video highlights what an amazing musician he is and will continue to be!
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Video Credits: NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concerts