ARTS Pick: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram plays to a sold-out Southern Cafe & Music Hall Saturday, August 31. Photo by Rory Doyle Christone “Kingfish” Ingram plays to a sold-out Southern Cafe & Music Hall Saturday, August 31. Photo by Rory Doyle

Breakout blues: At 20 years old, blues artist Christone “Kingfish” Ingram wanted to do what no one else was doing. While most of his music-making peers turned to rap, Ingram embraced the rich tradition of the Mississippi Delta where he was raised. His crossover appeal is apparent in the range of musicians who consider themselves fans—from funk legend Bootsy Collins and rock star Dave Grohl to rapper The Game and blues forebearer Buddy Guy. While known for his covers, his debut album, Kingfish, features many originals.

Saturday, August 31. $12-15, 8:30pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. 977-5590.

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I recently became aware of Christone “Kingfish” Ingram. In a word this young man is Tremendous.
This guy can get up in and all around the Blues like men 3 times his age. He is happening. If you like the Blues you have to check this young man out.