One of the most exciting musicians I’ve seen perform live? Hands down, thumbs up, head nodding yes, it’s Christone “Kingfish” Ingram from #Clarksdale, Mississippi. He’s played in Jackson the last two summers at the Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights festival, and his guitar work is simply arresting. It slays.
Ingram is a young man–just 20 years old–but he’s an old soul. And a blues music prodigy. A recent Rolling Stone article proclaims Ingram to be the latest blues savior, but I’m not sure blues music needs saving, per se. The Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival in Clarksdale, where Ingram regularly performs, draws thousands of attendees each year from all over the world. To check out Ingram’s future performance dates, click here.