Kingfish brengt ode aan zijn leefomgeving

Op vrijdag 23 juli Christone “Kingfish” Ingram met zijn langverwachte tweede album, 662. Het is het volgende hoofdstuk in het zich nog steeds ontvouwende verhaal van de 22-jarige gitarist, zanger en songwriter uit Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Ingram over 662 (netnummer van de noordelijke Mississippi Delta) “a presentation of my life in and away from the Delta.” The album overflows with hard-hitting original songs, jaw-dropping guitar work, and deep, soul-possessed vocals. Rolling Stone declared, “Kingfish is one of the most exciting young guitarists in years, with a sound that encompasses B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Prince.”

“The world was introduced to me with Kingfish,” zegt Ingram over 2019 debut. “Now with 662, I want the world to hear and meet a different, more personal side of me. My sophomore album is a direct reflection of my growth as a young man. This album is very personal to me as it was conceptualized, created, and co-written during the Covid-19 pandemic when I returned home to the 662 after a truly whirlwind year of change and growth. Coming home to write this album offered a remarkable history for me to draw upon. 662 is an album that sits upon the legacy and influence my blues music elders have instilled in me but is also my unique, personal story.”

662 werd opgenomen in Nashville en mede geschreven en geproduceerd door Grammy-winnaar Tom Hambridge. De plaat bevat 13 nummers die vele kanten van Ingram’s persoonlijkheid laten zien, evenals zijn unieke gitaar- en vocale vaardigheden.