Watch Christone "Kingfish" Ingram play The Star-Spangled Banner at a Memphis Grizzlies playoff game

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram performs in concert at ACL Live on April 30, 2022 in Austin, Texas
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Blues guitar great Christone “Kingfish” Ingram has had a big year already.

In April, the Mississippi native bagged his first ever Grammy Award, for Best Contemporary Blues Album. That same month, he was also chosen to be a part of Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Buddy Guy's Backroads Blues Festival tour, which is set to take place this summer.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.