Amidst a packed, standing-room-only audience in London’s iconic club The Garage, blues guitar prodigy Christone “Kingfish” Ingram electrified with 15 songs that have since been turned into an album, aptly titled Live in London.
Released in September, this long-awaited Alligator Records project fulfills the fervent desires of Kingfish’s dedicated global fanbase, who were first captivated by his teenage YouTube performances rooted in spontaneity and charm.
And this Wednesday October 18th, he will take his stellar show to the Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville.
Live In London contains songs from his two studio albums: 2019’s GRAMMY-nominated debut, Kingfish, and 2021’s GRAMMY award-winner 662, which he won at the age of 22. With both of these albums, he delivers modern blues music that speaks to both younger and older generations, hoping to provide the healing and hopeful power that flavor of music brings- along with killer guitar riffs.
Live in London also includes two new original songs, “Midnight Heat” and “Mississippi Night,” as well as an intense version of Michael “Iron Man” Burks’ song “Empty Promises.”
“This album is a short lifetime in the making,” says Kingfish. “I’ve long had an interest in recording a live album and I finally felt the timing was right. Not only do I have a deeper catalog of music to choose from, but I also have been extensively touring with my band, both of which truly made recording a live album seamless. Sprinkle in the opportunity to perform in a city I love, it’s all a no-brainer and something that makes me deeply proud.”
Born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, to a family of singers and musicians, Ingram fell in love with music at a young age, initially drawn to drums and bass. He progressed quickly within the Delta Blues Museum classrooms as a musician, playing Clarksdale’s famous Ground Zero Blues Club and Red’s Lounge stages before beginning to travel the U.S. and abroad, all while still in high school. He also performed at the White House for First Lady Michelle Obama as part of a delegation of student musicians from the Delta Blues Museum.
Live In London is an onstage snapshot of a blues legend in the making creating his art in real-time, leaving listeners spellbound and wanting more. He is currently on tour celebrating and supporting the release, and this Wednesday, the young phenom will grace the stage of Nashville’s Brooklyn Bowl to keep on spreading the good word.
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