CHRISTONE "KINGFISH" INGRAM TO MAKE NATIONAL TELEVISION PERFORMANCE DEBUT ON CBS SATURDAY MORNING ON APRIL 16
In Addition To Performing Three Songs,
Kingfish Will Be Featured In An In-depth Interview Segment
Grammy Award Winner:
Best Contemporary Blues Album: 662
“Exceptional album...astonishing creativity.” 662 #1 Blues Album Of 2021 —MOJO
“Ingram plays guitar with dramatic, searing tone and sure-handed authority. And that's just in the studio; he's even scarier live.”
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram has already made his mark as one of the best, and undoubtedly most exciting, blues guitarists in the world.
Grammy Award-winning young blues sensation Christone "Kingfish" Ingram will make his national television performance debut on CBS Saturday Morning on Saturday, April 16. He will perform three songs, two of which will be broadcast nationwide. The third will air in 40% of markets and will join the other two online at the CBS Saturday Sessions website. Additionally, Ingram opens up to host Michelle Miller in an in-depth, personal one-on-one interview.
"I’m thrilled to make my network television debut on CBS Saturday Morning," said Ingram. “Between this national TV opportunity and winning my first Grammy, April has been a really exciting month for me and my music.”
CBS Saturday Morning caught up with Kingfish as he entered New York's legendary Apollo Theater, signed the famous "signature wall," and made his headlining debut at the historic venue. Ingram, whose current Alligator Records release, 662, just received the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album, is currently headlining a nationwide theater tour, entitled 662: Juke Joint Live. He'll appear next at the massive Byron Bay Bluesfest in Australia, followed by more concerts in the U.S. in April and May. He then heads to the UK and Europe, with dates in England, Scotland, the Netherlands, France and Italy in June and July.
The media has embraced Ingram, hailing him for his incendiary guitar playing, soulful vocals and memorable songwriting. 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.” Living Blues said, "Ingram crafts solos that reflect a mind as quick as his fingers—each note sounds right, each string-bend and grunge-flecked wail appropriate in its place. He sings in as soulful and resonant a voice as he’s ever summoned, and he shows himself to be a lyric craftsman of depth and substance." The album made its world debut on XM/Sirius Radio's B.B. King's Bluesville. Living Blues' annual Radio Airplay Chart named 662 as the most-played record on blues radio during 2021.
According to Ingram, "662 is an ode to my roots, a nod to the area where I was born and raised. The title track, 662, encompasses how a small corner of the earth influenced my view of life and music. It also points to the growth I have had since my debut album. As much as I have been fortunate to get 'Outside Of This Town' (the title of his breakout single from his 2019 Grammy-nominated debut album, Kingfish), I do want people to know that 'The 662' will always be a major part of who I am."
On 662, Ingram creates contemporary blues that speaks to his generation and beyond, delivering the full healing power of the music. No Depression calls Ingram, “a young bluesman with an ancient soul and a large presence in the here-and-now.” Relix calls Kingfish "a truly new voice in blues music ."