“A lot of folk are ignorant. People watch a couple of Stevie Ray Vaughan videos and think all they need is distortion and fast licks”: Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram on where guitarists “go wrong” when playing the blues

Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram performs live onstage
(Image credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Crossroads Guitar Festival)

Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram isn’t just one of the best blues guitar players – and, indeed, one of the best electric guitar players – currently around, he’s also one of the genre’s best ambassadors.

As the heir to the Delta blues crown, the Fender signature artist has made his name curating a fretboard phrasebook like no other – one that is deeply rooted in an appreciation and understanding of the musical, historical, and cultural provenance of the blues.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.

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