Kingfish Crowned King of the Blues

Headliner Christone “Kingfish” Ingram with friend, Magical Madge, minutes before his performance at the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, 2019.

Christone Ingram, aka Kingfish – Crowned King of the Blues

The kind, God-loving 21-year-old is riding a humongous wave of well-deserved recognition tonight from blues music lovers worldwide and from his hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi. We couldn’t be prouder.

Last night, during the virtual 2020 Blues Music Awards ceremony, Kingfish, who was nominated for 5 BMA’s, won all 5!!! INCREDIBLE!

The blues prodigy nominee, Kingfish, won the following Blues Music Awards:

✅ Best Emerging Artist Album 

✅ Best Contemporary Blues Album

✅ Album of the Year

✅ Top Instrumentalist-Guitar

✅ Best Contemporary Blues Artist.

KINGFISH Crowned King of the Blues 2020

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Clarksdale’s Christone “Kingfish” Ingram has been known around these parts for years. We remember when he only played bass as backup to Lucious Spiller in Red’s Lounge. But we knew. We knew he was not only a special person but he had a very special gift.

Christone has worked very hard: kept up his school work, attended the Delta Blues Museum‘s Arts and Education Program and sat in with other musicians, whenever and wherever, playing bass and rhythm guitar so he could learn and perform live in front of audiences. His musical development has been fun to watch for us locals here in Clarksdale.

Ingram has utterly honed his craft. Last year he released his debut album titled…..what else, but, KINGFISH. The new record immediately received praise in the music world and was loved and embraced by his growing fan base.

Go read about the accolades poured out on this big boy on Billboard, The Commercial Appeal, The Detroit News, abc NEWS, New York Times, USNews, etcetera etcetera etcetera!

Don’t wait. Order your KINGFISH album today. 

We love you, Christone. May God continue to guide and direct your path.
Magical Madge and Chilly Billy 

PS. Watch a documentary about Kingfish and some other Clarksdale notables 😉😉 airing on Mississippi Public Television now at https://deltabohemian.com/back-to-the-blues-with-mississippi-roads-featuring-clarksdale/

And here are a few other blasts from the past of Christone playing around Clarksdale in his youth. We have so many but these came to mind tonight. Enjoy!

Kingfish Plays The Star Spangled Banner

Christone Kingfish Ingram Clarksdale Blues Prodigy

Kingfish Plays Guitar at Hambone Gallery Pre-Sunflower Fest

KINGFISH Ingram Clarksdale Guitar Sensation 

Red’s Blues Club in Clarksdale Hosts Dingo’s Birthday Party 2012

Kingfish with fellow students getting ready to perform at the Shack Up Inn
Kingfish with fellow students getting ready to perform at the Shack Up Inn
Kingfish playing bass with fellow students  from Delta Blues Museum after school education program. performing at the Shack Up Inn
Kingfish playing bass with fellow students from Delta Blues Museum after school education program. performing at the Shack Up Inn
Kingfish playing bass with fellow students  from Delta Blues Museum after school education program performing on the Museum's stage
Kingfish playing bass with fellow students from Delta Blues Museum after school education program performing on the Museum’s stage
Kingfish playing with the late Mr. Johnny Billington in Clarksdale. July 7, 2010
Kingfish playing with the late Mr. Johnny Billington in Clarksdale. July 7, 2010
Kingfish playing with the late Mr. Johnny Billington in Clarksdale. July 7, 2010
Kingfish playing with the late Mr. Johnny Billington in Clarksdale. July 7, 2010
Kingfish loves meeting his fans. This is in Portland at the Waterfront Blues Festival 2019
Kingfish loves meeting his fans. This is in Portland at the Waterfront Blues Festival 2019
Clarksdale Tourism Executive Director Bubba O'Keefe in front of the cover of Kingfish
Clarksdale Tourism Executive Director Bubba O’Keefe in front of the cover of Kingfish
Kingfish outside Red's Lounge with Ellis Coleman and his mother, the late Princess Pride. January 15, 2012
Kingfish outside Red’s Lounge with Ellis Coleman and his mother, the late Princess Pride. January 15, 2012

 

 

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Comments

  1. Corinne Fikes says:

    Way to go Kingfish!

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