Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, a 21-year-old guitarist and singer who’s been bringing the blues to a new generation of fans, says he’s been “blessed tremendously” in his career and still has a lot more to give.
“I feel like it’s not time for me to go underground yet,” he told the PBS NewsHour.
His song, “Before I’m Old,” is a testament to his dogged advocacy for the classic American blues sound, as well as an example of how he has expanded it.
“I do know that there’s a void that’s missing with the blues these days. People have that saying, that old crappy saying, about the blues have died,” he told special correspondent Tom Casciato. “I don’t want nobody to say that. I want to show that the blues is still here, alive in some of the young people, as well as the older people.”
Ingram performed his song “Before I’m Old” from the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi. The song appears on Ingram’s debut album, “Kingfish.”
Video by Devin Pinckard and Tom Casciato
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