Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
Grammy-nominated blues star Christone "Kingfish" Ingram is coming to Notodden Blues Festival to perform his only concert in Norway this summer on Friday August 6th. Let it be said right away: There is something big going on here. Kingfish is a young and fast rising star in the international blues heaven. Christone "Kingfish" Ingram hails from Notodden's American friendship town of Clarksdale, Mississippi, and it has been clear since his early teens that he was a rare talent with a bright future. Blues talents like Kingfish come only once in each generation.
"I've been following Kingfish closely throughout my many visits to Clarksdale. His development has been enormous. In 2017 we brought him to Notodden for the first time. At the age of 17, he performed as a guest of the festival with the Clarksdale Blues Caravan and with Charlie Musselwhite & Bob Margolin Chicago Blues Allstars. Now Kingfish is 20 years old and has released his first album. It says allot of his talent that he was nominated for the Grammy Awards in the first attempt. With Kingfish there is something special going on. We have great faith that Kingfish will be the next big in the blues. This could be the concert that will be talked about for many years to come”, says festival director Jostein Forsberg.