Christone “Kingfish” Ingram is the brightest young artist erupting on the Blues scene today.
He’s from Clarksdale, Miss., ground zero of the Delta blues. He grew up near the crossroads where Robert Johnson legendarily sold his soul in a guitar showdown with the Devil, and he plays so fiercely it’s often wondered whether Kingfish is likewise musically hellbound.
You can hear him playing live and singing songs from his first Alligator album, Kingfish, when he came to the Blues Break with Michael Bourne on WBGO.
Hear the full segment above, and watch a short in-studio performance below.
Audio production: Sarah Kerson