Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram is a modern master of blues guitar – and learning the Mississippi phenom’s soloing style will make you a better player

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
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Kingfish hails from Clarksdale, Mississippi. Coincidentally (or not?), this is the location of the famous crossroads where legend has it that Robert Johnson traded his soul with the Devil in return for outlandish prowess on the guitar, and renown as a bluesman.

Ingram has assimilated much of the heritage of blues guitar and has formed a distinctive and extremely appealing personal style – not an easy thing to do in the crowded modern blues scene. Another aspect of his playing is the influence of sophisticated soul and funk music. 

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