About this Artist
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. From his hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi, to stages around the world, Ingram has headlined U.S. tours, performed at Australia’s largest music festival, amazed fans across Europe and the U.K., and was selected to open for the Rolling Stones in London’s Hyde Park. Kingfish has also performed with friends including Vampire Weekend, Jason Isbell, and Buddy Guy, with whom he appeared on Austin City Limits. In April 2022, Kingfish made his national television debut on CBS Saturday Morning, performing three songs as well as being featured in an in-depth interview segment. Kingfish debuted on the Billboard Blues Chart in the No. 1 position and remained on the chart for an astonishing 91 weeks. In addition to receiving a Grammy nomination, Kingfish was named the Best Blues Album of the Year by MOJO magazine.
Ingram’s journey began in the city of Clarksdale, in Coahoma County, Mississippi, just 10 miles from the legendary crossroads of highways 61 and 49. Born to a talented family, he fell in love with music as a child, initially playing drums and then bass. At a young age, he got his first guitar and quickly soaked up music from Robert Johnson to Lightnin’ Hopkins, from B.B. King to Muddy Waters, from Jimi Hendrix to Prince.
Sparked by his nonstop touring, writing, and recording schedule, Kingfish’s natural talent just keeps growing. With his eye-popping guitar playing and his reach-out-and-grab-you-by-the-collar vocals, he performs every song with unmatched passion and precision. While his songs tell personal stories, they also tell of shared human experiences. With both Kingfish and 662, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram creates contemporary blues music that speaks to his generation and beyond, delivering the full healing power of the blues.