Since Christone "Kingfish" Ingram burst onto the scene in 2019, fans have been clamoring for a live album that showcases what drew them to him in the first place. Live In London is that album.
In the rich tapestry of blues history, there exists a select tier of live albums that have not only endured the test of time but have also ascended to iconic status within the genre. Think Muddy Waters' At Newport 1960, B.B. King's Live In Cook County Jail, and Albert King's Live Wire/Blues Power. Now, please welcome Christone "Kingfish" Ingram's Live In London to the club.
Recorded on June 6, 2023, amidst the electric atmosphere of a packed house at the renowned UK haunt, The Garage, the 24-year-old GRAMMY-winner's new offering is nothing short of a revelation. For those who have followed Kingfish's meteoric rise from his early YouTube performances, this is the live album they've been yearning for.
Seventeen performances deep, this electrifying set draws from his previous studio gems, Kingfish (his GRAMMY nominated debut) and its follow up, the GRAMMY-winning 662. Live In London also serves up two dynamic new originals, "Midnight Heat" and "Mississippi Night," as well as his really cool remake of Michael "Iron Man" Burks' "Empty Promises."
As fans have known for the past four years, Kingfish's vocals are a deep well of soul, and his guitar prowess is nothing short of organic fire. Both take center stage here as he opens with the explosive, "She Calls Me Kingfish," and never lets up. From the reimagined and funk-infused "Hard Times" to the heartfelt homage to his late mother in "Rock & Roll," to the electric crescendo of the encore with "Long Distance Woman," Live In London is a breathtaking odyssey that leaves an indelible mark.
In the mere four years since his self-titled debut, this young blues upstart has headlined sold-out tours in the U.S. and Europe, while casting his spell on fans from Australia to India. Kingfish's remarkable journey also saw him grace the stage as the opening act for the Rolling Stones at London's Hyde Park in the summer of 2022. He's shared the spotlight with musical luminaries like Vampire Weekend, Jason Isbell, Steve Miller, and his mentor, the legendary Buddy Guy, with whom he made a memorable appearance on Austin City Limits. Kingfish is the future of blues, and Live In London is the proof in the pudding. Prepare to be mesmerized!