Christone "Kingfish" Ingram's love of music grew from the rich Gospel sounds emanating from his family's church and the Blues music he regularly heard played in his Delta neighborhood. A cousin to legendary Country music great, Charlie Pride and trained at the Delta Blues Museum under the tutelage of Daddy Rich and Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry, Kingfish undoubtedly has music in his soul.
At the tender age of 6, Kingfish began playing the drums. Three years later, he took up the bass guitar. By the age of 13, he began playing lead guitar. Soon he was fluent in all three instruments and quickly added smooth vocals to his musical repertoire.
Kingfish's guitar influences run the gamut from the Delta Blues of Robert Johnson, Elmore James, Muddy Waters, and Lightnin' Hopkins to the electric Blues of B.B. King, Big Jack Johnson, Lefty Dizz, Albert King and Buddy Guy to the Rock of Jimi Hendrix, Prince and Eddie Hazel. Not only can Kingfish play in the styling of his idols and mentors, but he also has an amazing ability to create guitar sounds entirely his own.
Through his young career, Kingfish has shared the stage with legendary names such as Bob Margolin, Eric Gales, Rick Derringer, Guitar Shorty, Buddy Guy and many more. He has played music festivals and venues all over the U.S. and has performed internationally in several countries. He's been a guest on the Rachael Ray Show and the Steve Harvey Show. Kingfish even performed at The White House for First Lady Michelle Obama.
After graduating high school in May 2017, Kingfish is now prepared to release his highly anticipated debut album in early 2018.
The 2015 Artie "Blues Boy" White Youth Scholarship Award
The 2015 Jus' Blues "IN HONOR OF B.B. KING" King of The Blues Award
The 2015 Robert Johnson Rising Star Award presented by The R&B Hall of Fame
The 2015 Muddy's "Performance of The Year" Award at The Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival
2015 Sean Costello Rising Star Award Nominee
The 2016 Young Blues Generation Award presented by The Bellinzona Blues Sessions Festival
The 2016 Rising Star Award presented by The 3rd Annual New Blues Festival
In 2004, in a small town only about 200 miles east of Memphis, a local pop rock band signed with Fueled By Ramen Records.
The following year, their debut album turned heads nationwide, and in 2007, their second album thrust them into the national mainstream spotlight.
Three albums, a Grammy, and countless singles later, and they’ve achieved legendary status.
This is a tribute to Paramore.
THAT’S WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU LET YOUR HEART WIN
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Doors at 7:00 PM
$12 ADV / $12 DOS
F E A T U R I N G
// Covering songs from All We Know Is Falling //
Pop Rock from Memphis, TN
Sleeping Few features members of Sleeping Seasons and You The Few.
// Covering songs from Riot! //
Grunge / Art Rock from Memphis, TN
For fans of Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, and mewithoutYou.
// Covering songs from Brand New Eyes //
R&B / Soul from Memphis, TN
New single, “Have A Seat”, streaming now.
MY FRIEND CHRIS
// Covering songs from Paramore (self-titled) //
Melodic Rock from Memphis, TN
My Friend Chris are formerly known as Hand Grenades. New EP and music video for “Living Hell” out now. For fans of Taking Back Sunday, A Day To Remember, and Fall Out Boy.
Show at 6pm
Come out to Growler’s on February 24th for a night of entertainment and giving back! Operation Broken Silence is a nonprofit organization that donates to education programs located at the Yida Refugee Camp in Sudan. They are currently funding a top-performing primary school and a new high school there. The Operation Broken Silence Benefit Concert will feature Memphis-based artists with varying genres such as hip-hop, r&b, folk, neo-soul, and alt rock. Let’s hang out and drink to good music, good beer, and a worthy cause!
Infera Bruo is bringing their Northeastern brand of black metal to the Memphis. Local support from from Epoch of Unlight, Process of Suffocation, and Hate Doctrine.
Doors @ 7 $8adv/$10dos
6pm Doors/7pm show
Black Cream is a newly formed conglomerate of some of Memphis’ musical prodigies. Lead guitarist and good soul, TO Crivens flies high with his attention to feel and detail during his solos that make the room stand still. The Band is anchored by bassist, Dr. Derek Brassel, the coolest cat in every room and unofficially certified as the groove doctor, whose bass lines are spell binding. On drums and vocals, Courtney Barnes displays jaw-dropping skill and vocal finesse, oftime harmonizing with his brother, Chris Barnes, who rounds out the Black Cream team on vocals and percussion with the charismatic presence of a baptist preacher and the vocal abilities of your favorite soul crooner.
3PM Doors/4PM Show
$7 ADV / $10 DOS
Early show of Nashville sounds! Three Nashville-based bands, each with a unique sound. There's something here for everyone.
Haunted Like Human is bringing a new roots voice to Nashville: two parts folk, one part Americana, and a dash of indie vibes. Classically trained guitarist Cody Clark has played everything from post-hardcore to jazz. Vocalist Dale Chapman grew up writing prose and poetry, and she brings her strong imagery and storytelling into her music. A combination of Northwestern grit and Southern charm, the two strive to create a unique and intimate listening experience.
The music is king for Casey Fitz and the Nightshift. Whether they’re under the lights on stage or putting the finishing touches on a recording, every ounce of the band’s passion for playing fills the air. Recently relocated from New Orleans, LA to Nashville, this self-described folk-funk five-piece continues to break genre boundaries to create music that they hope moves audiences. Casey and the band recently completed their first tour across the Midwest and are preparing for new music releases and more touring in 2019.
Comedie is reviving rock one power-chord at a time.