Alligator Records is pleased to announce the signing of 20-year-old guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Christone "Kingfish" Ingram.
Recorded in Nashville and produced by two-time Grammy winner Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi, Joe Louis Walker, George Thorogood), KINGFISH showcases Ingram's blistering, raw and inspired guitar playing, soulful, deep vocals and memorable songwriting. He co-wrote eight of the album's twelve tracks. "A lot of folks know me for my covers," he says of his many YouTube videos, some with millions of views each. "That's why it's important for me to release original music."
Alligator Records president Bruce Iglauer considers Kingfish a natural fit for the blues and roots label. "At the age of 20, Kingfish is one of the most exciting and passionate young artists I've seen in many years. He's creating new music that feels like blues but doesn't copy what's already been done. His roots are firmly in the Mississippi Delta, and you can hear that raw Delta honesty in his playing and singing. His guitar work is technically dazzling, but it's all about the emotions of the song and moving the audience. He's perfectly capable of crowd-pleasing shredding, but his music is remarkably mature. He knows which are the important notes, the notes that tell the story and grab the audience, and he leaves out the extraneous ones. He sings with the intensity and directness of a seasoned blues artist. He venerates the blues masters of the past and present but is eagerly making his own statement, inspired by the music they created. I'm watching him become a young, visionary blues giant. He has an amazing future ahead of him, and I'm proud that he's joined the Alligator family."
|Primary Format - Music||CD|
|Artist||CHRISTONE "KINGFISH" INGRAM|
|Music Genre Primary||Blues & Roots|
- 1. Outside Of This Town
- 2. Fresh Out (Festuring Buddy Guy)
- 3. It Ain't Right
- 4. Been Here Before
- 5. If You Love Me
- 6. Love Ain't My Favourite Word
- 7. Listen (Featuring Ked' Mo)
- 8. Before I'm Old
- 9. Believe These Blues
- 10. Trouble
- 11. Hard Times
- 12. That's Fine By Me