“Slash has jammed with B.B. King – not many rockers could hang with the blues OGs like that”: Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram first heard Slash on Guitar Hero – now he’s hitting the road in the GN'R man’s traveling blues show

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
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Any conversations concerning the future of blues will usually include a mention of 25-year-old Mississippi sensation Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram. So it should come as little surprise that he’s met and jammed with nearly all of the acts appearing on Slash’s S.E.R.P.E.N.T. festival, including his hero, Eric Gales…

What will the audience get from your set at S.E.R.P.E.N.T.?

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Amit Sharma

Amit has been writing for titles like Total GuitarMusicRadar and Guitar World for over a decade and counts Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Jeff Beck among his primary influences as a guitar player. He's worked for magazines like Kerrang!Metal HammerClassic RockProgRecord CollectorPlanet RockRhythm and Bass Player, as well as newspapers like Metro and The Independent, interviewing everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to Slash and Jimmy Page, and once even traded solos with a member of Slayer on a track released internationally. As a session guitarist, he's played alongside members of Judas Priest and Uriah Heep in London ensemble Metalworks, as well as handled lead guitars for legends like Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) and Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3).