Grammy-winning blues guitarist Christone “Kingfish” Ingram made his debut on CBS Mornings for the “Saturday Sessions” series. The 23-year-old musician is fresh off his first-ever Grammy win for Best Contemporary Blues Album for 662.
Appearing on CBS, Ingram offered a selection of songs from his sophomore album, including the title track. A love letter to his hometown of Clarksdale, MI in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, the album was also written as a tribute to Ingram’s late mother and manager who passed away just before the COVID-19 pandemic postponed his debut world tour.
“Some days are better than others,” Ingram said in an interview with Michelle Miller. “I didn’t cry at her funeral. It kind of got me, like, at a show on down the line. So I have my moments, I’m just now getting over that hump.”
Ingram’s guitar playing and singing have carried him far from Clarksdale, as evidenced on his other songs “Outside Of This Town”—taken from his 2019 debut Kingfish—as well as “Long Distance Woman”. Most recently, his success carried him to the famed Apollo Theater in New York, NY for a headlining concert that came just days before his Grammy win in Las Vegas, NV.
“You know, just to be able to get to play where all of these legends stood and all these legends to be made is just an amazing feeling,” Ingram said of the experience.
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Watch Christone “Kingfish” Ingram perform “662”, “Outside Of This Town”, and “Long Distance Woman” on CBS Mornings‘ “Saturday Sessions”, as well as his interview with Michelle Miller. Kingfish’s next stop on the 662 Juke Joint tour is on April 28th in New Orleans, LA. For tickets and a full list of tour dates click here.
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – “662”
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – “Outside Of This Town”
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – “Long Distance Woman”
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram on Grammy win, future of blues