Blues powerhouse Christone “Kingfish” Ingram shares his top tips for touring as he returns to the road

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
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BACK TO LIVE: At only 22 years old, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram has had plenty of opportunity to learn about the long-tour blues. Gigging since his early teens in his hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi, he built up a reputation as one of America’s hottest blues guitarists and singers, which soon led to treks across the country. 

Those heady days included sets in front of then-First Lady Michelle Obama and thousands of other fans. Ingram remembers those early days on the road as an exciting time. 

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Adam Kovac

Adam is a freelance writer whose work has appeared, aside from Guitar World, in Rolling Stone, Playboy, Esquire and VICE. He spent many years in bands you've never heard of before deciding to leave behind the financial uncertainty of rock'n roll for the lucrative life of journalism. He still finds time to recreate his dreams of stardom in his pop-punk tribute band, Finding Emo.