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Christone "Kingfish" Ingram: 2019

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram in Studio A (photo by Thomas Koenig/WFUV)

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram in Studio A (photo by Thomas Koenig/WFUV)

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You don’t have to have an ear like Bootsy Collins or Buddy Guy to recognize the talent of Christone "Kingfish" Ingram. You just need to have an ear.

While growing up in the cradle of the blues in Clarksdale, Mississippi, Ingram felt kinship with his town’s most famous export, Muddy Waters, and he set to work learning his trade and developing his own voice. Before his 21st birthday, this singer/songwriter/guitarist has released his debut album and has already been hailed by artists such as Collins, Rakim and Guy, who is featured on the album version of "Fresh Out" (one of the songs you’ll hear in this session).

Keb' Mo' and Eric Gales also guest on Ingram's Tom Hambridge-produced debut, Kingfish, which is out now on Alligator Records. Its release provides the impetus for this FUV Live session, and between knockout performances with his band, Ingram revealed some details about his approach to guitar playing, singing, and life.

[Recorded: 5/15/19; Engineer: Chris Russo; Producer: Sarah Wardrop]

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