Years Performed: 2017
He may be only 18, but guitar prodigy Christone “Kingfish” Ingram plays with the feeling, passion and fire of the much older men who created the blues.
The Clarksdale, Mississippi resident has been playing music since he was six years old – first the drums, then bass guitar at age 9, and finally lead guitar when he was only 11. Living in the home of Delta Blues, Kingfish refined his talent under the tutelage of Daddy Rich and Bill Howl -N- Madd Perry at the Delta Blues Museum. He’s been playing gigs since the seventh grade and in 2015, performed at the White House with the Delta Museum Band. He’s played in six different countries as well as festivals and venues across the U.S. Recently, he contributed to the newest album by Eric Gales, Middle of the Road, which is set to release February 24.
Christone counts among his influencers Eric Gales (also performing at STB this year), Little Jimmy king, Albert King, Ernie Isley, Jarious Mozee, Johnny Lang, Victor Wooten Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Doug Wimbish, T.M. Stevens and many more.
Kingfish has shared the stage with Bob Margolin, Eric Gales, Rick Derringer, Guitar Shorty, Buddy Guy, and many more. Recently he signed a publishing deal with Kobalt Music Group. This young man is going places!