In Blues Fans
August 14, 2021
Blues prodigy, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram electrified the Robins Theatre audience on Thursday with some of his home-cooked Blues. The Mississippi native has got the Delta Blues running through his blood, and in turn, it flows out of him and his guitar.
This twenty-two year old phenom played every style of blues imaginable: from the Delta Blues in the style of B.B. King, to the traditional 12 Bar Blues, to more rockin' style of Blues in the vein of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kingfish and his great three piece band played them all superbly.
Opening the show with "She Calls Me Kingfish" Ingram let the crowd know that they were going to be in for a treat. Extended solos and slow jams were the theme for the evening.
At one point during the show, Ingram came out into the audience so everyone could see him perform, up close and personal. He even went up into the balcony for those in the cheap seats could witness his playing.
About halfway through his set, Ingram switched things up by strapping on an acoustic guitar. He and the piano player played a great version of "Something In The Dirt," which is a song about all the great blues musicians that are from Mississippi.
I agree, there has to be something in the dirt and I'm glad Christone found it.
After a few more acoustic numbers, Ingram went back to the electric guitar to finish his set that included "That's All It Takes" and the rockin' "662."
Ingram and the band finished the set by playing a rousing version of "Hey Joe."
The Blues are in great hands. I hope Kingfish is around for a long time to keep the blues tradition alive.
The Cerny Brothers opened the show with their brand of Americana/Country rock. They are interesting to watch as both brothers sing and play guitar, while the one keeps the beat with a high hat and bass drum that are played with his feet.
Review and photos by Greg Drugan