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Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

Grammy-winning guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Christone “Kingfish” Ingram has quickly become the defining blues voice of his generation. You can’t make this stuff up: the young prodigy was born a stone’s throw from the famous crossroads of Highways 61 and 49, where Robert Johnson is said to have sold his soul to the devil nearly a century ago. More than a sign of fate, it was his own determination and passion for the blues that brought him to the top. “In my town, every kid wants to be a rapper – I wanted to do something no one else was doing “. At just 25, he has already traded solos with Buddy Guy, sung in an episode of the Netflix series Luke Cage and played at the White House for the Obamas. And that’s just the beginning. Because the young man from Clarkdale has the ambition to take the blues down new roads, like his idols Jimi Hendrix and Prince before him. His dream today? Working with Kendrick Lamar or Thundercat.