It doesn't seem like coincidence that 15-year-old blues musician Christone Ingram boasts the nickname "Kingfish." After all, his greatest inspiration is B.B. King, the ultimate rhythm and blues icon. And Christone wants to join his ranks, as reported by My Fox Memphis.
You don't just make your way to a White House concert overnight, though. Christone started playing local gigs in his hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi when he was in seventh grade. A few years later, he had developed a local fan base and street creed from musicians who play the blues-rich area.
He told My Fox, "I got hooked. This is what I am going to be playing for the rest of my life." Now, Christone's ready for new audiences; he's taking his talents international in an upcoming tour of France.
You can listen to and purchase his music on Bandcamp or watch the Kingfish showing off his chops in this YouTube video:
H/T The Root