Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram: “I can’t be the kid wonder forever”

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Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram is the future of the blues, a 20-year-old native of the Mississippi Delta who sings and plays with edge, verve and vitality. His debut album, Kingfish, bursts out of the gate and never slows down, with a focus firmly on his stinging guitar, personal songwriting and vocals, which range from guttural to sweet and melodic.


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Alan Paul

Alan Paul is the author of three books, Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan, One Way Way Out: The Inside Story of the Allman Brothers Band – which were both New  York Times bestsellers – and Big in China: My Unlikely Adventures Raising a Family, Playing the Blues and Becoming a Star in Beijing, a memoir about raising a family in Beijing and forming a Chinese blues band that toured the nation. He’s been associated with Guitar World for 30 years, serving as Managing Editor from 1991-96. He plays in two bands: Big in China and Friends of the Brothers, with Guitar World’s Andy Aledort.