Christone “Kingfish” Ingram paid tribute to his hometown with his latest single, “662”. The song, released digitally on Tuesday, will appear as the title track to his new album slated for a July 2021 release.
Initially premiering on SiriusXM‘s B.B. King’s Bluesville channel on Monday, the song is available now across digital platforms. The title “662” refers to the area code of the rising bluesman’s hometown of Clarksdale, MI, and serves as a tribute to the area that created the bedrock of Ingram’s musical identity.
“662 is an ode to my roots, a nod to the area where I was born and raised. This is a track that encompasses how a small corner of the earth influenced my view of life and music,” Kingfish said in a statement. “This song also points to the growth I have had since my debut album. As much as I have been fortunate to get ‘Outside Of This Town’ I do want people to know that the ‘662’ will always be a major part of who I am.”
The song continues to build on the blues roots that the 22-year-old guitarist has established in his short time on the scene. The driving rhythm of “662” replicates the journey of bluesmen who came before Kingfish as they passed through Clarksdale en route to the legendary crossroads of Highways 61 and 49.
Listen to “662” by Christone “Kingfish” Ingram below or on your preferred streaming platform here.
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – “662”
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