Christone “King sh” Ingram was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi in 1999 and couldn’t wait to start making music. He began playing drums at the age of six, moved up to bass in a few years, and took up guitar by the age of eleven. At fourteen he was performing. Ingram cites the early Delta masters of the blues as influences, but also the modern rock-blues players of later generations.
Growing up around blues and southern gospel, Ingram, now only 19 years of age, also credits the musical training and direction afforded by the Delta Blues Museum for setting him on his path. And through that connection he met not only his idol, B.B. King, but had the opportunity to play with a Delta Blues Museum student band for First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House. He has appeared on the Rachael Ray and Steve Harvey TV shows, and has toured nationally and internationally.
His bio strongly suggests the pride he feels at rediscovering his cultural birthright of the blues and the opportunity to bring new life to the blues. Ingram is a fearless and ambitious young man who seems quite at home on a stage, comfortable in his talent and con dent of the trajectory at which he has aimed his career. The great Bootsy Collins said of the in uence of this talented young musician, “When a child sees other children doing it, then it becomes possible to them.”
Young “Kingfish” is looking forward to the release of his first album sometime this year.