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Christone “Kingfish” Ingram will celebrate the release of his Grammy-nominated Alligator Records album, 662, with six live performances in Australia. He’ll perform at the Corner Hotel in Richmond on Sunday, April 10, The Factory Theatre in Marrickville on Wednesday, April 13 and the Byron Bay Bluesfest in Tyagarah on Thursday, April 14, Saturday, April 16, Sunday, April 17 and Monday, April 18, 2022.

Armed with his Fender Vintera ’60s Stratocaster, Ingram’s current headlining tour, entitled Christone “Kingfish” Ingram Presents 662: Juke Joint Live, has already taken the 23-year-old guitarist, vocalist and songwriter across the U.S., with many more dates to come. In addition to the Grammy nomination (his second in two years), 662 was named the #1 Best Blues Album of 2021 by UK tastemaker magazine, MOJO. Rolling Stone declared, “Kingfish is one of the most exciting young guitarists in years, with a sound that encompasses B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Prince.”

Upon its July 2021 release, 662 debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart, and it’s remained on the chart ever since. NPR’s Morning Edition ran a 7-minute feature on release day. Buddy Guy called him “the next explosion of blues.” 662 was recorded in Nashville and co-written and produced by Grammy-winner Tom Hambridge. It features 13 songs (and one previously released bonus track) displaying many sides of Ingram’s personality, as well as his one-of-a-kind guitar and vocal skills.

According to Ingram, “662 is an ode to my roots, a nod to the area where I was born and raised. The title track, 662, encompasses how a small corner of the earth influenced my view of life and music. It also points to the growth I have had since my debut album. As much as I have been fortunate to get ‘Outside Of This Town’ (the title of his breakout single from his 2019 Grammy-nominated debut album, Kingfish), I do want people to know that the ‘662’ will always be a major part of who I am.”

Since the release of Kingfish, Ingram has quickly become the defining blues voice of his generation. From Clarksdale, Mississippi to stages around the world, the young musician has already headlined two national tours (Fish Grease I & II) and performed with friends including Vampire Weekend, Jason Isbell and Buddy Guy (with whom he appeared on Austin City Limits). He was interviewed by Sir Elton John on his Apple Music podcast Rocket Hour, and recently released songs with Bootsy Collins and Bobby Rush. In January 2021, Ingram was simultaneously on the covers of both Guitar World and DownBeatmagazines and graced the cover of Living Blues in late 2020. NPR Music says Ingram’s playing is “astounding…it’s almost like he’s singing through the guitar.”

On 662, Ingram creates contemporary blues that speaks to his generation and beyond, delivering the full healing power of the music. No Depression calls Ingram, “a young bluesman with an ancient soul and a large presence in the here-and-now.” Living Blues says, “By any measure, Kingfish is one of the brightest new stars of his generation.”

Check out the interview we did back in 2020 with Christone HERE

Concert information is as follows:

Date: Sunday, April 10, 2022
Venue: Corner Hotel
Showtime: 8:00pm
Ticket price: $68.00

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Venue: The Factory Theatre
Doors: 7:00pm
Ticket price: $66.80

Venue: Byron Events Farm
Tickets: $54.58-$758.04

*See website for detailed ticket information and complete festival line-up

Thursday, April 14, 2022
Stage: Juke Joint
Showtime: 10:30pm

Saturday, April 16, 2022
Stage: Crossroads
Showtime: 2:30pm

Sunday, April 17, 2022
Stage: Jambalaya
Showtime: 10:30pm

Monday, April 18, 2022
Stage: Juke Joint Stage
Showtime: 6:00pm

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