Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram @ The Gov, Adelaide 3/4/2023
Having the privilege of attending Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram’s concert at The Gov Monday night is going to be chalked up as one of the highlight gigs of the year for me. I don’t think I have seen a crowd so large in the back room at The Gov as it was for this gig.
Ingram started his set with She Calls Me Kingfish which showcased his smooth vocals and adept guitar-playing skills. Next up Fresh Out and Another Life Goes By reverberated around the room as the crowd moved their bodies to the sweet guitar sounds.
Ingram commanded the stage with confidence and swagger, belting out electrifying guitar solos with effortless ease.
He gracefully navigated through various blues styles, from traditional Delta blues to contemporary funk, all while showcasing his impressive range as a vocalist.
Ingram’s guitar skills shone even brighter in Empty Promises as he mesmerized the audience with his intricate finger picking and soaring guitar solos. Not Gonna Lie was another high-energy song that had everyone in the audience jumping and dancing.
Ingram kept the momentum going with Outside of This Town which had a more rock-oriented sound and had audible cheers and whistles from the bedazzled fans.
Despite his youth (He is only 24), Ingram plays with the skill and mastery of a seasoned professional, wowing the crowd with his technical proficiency and emotional depth. The audience was entranced by his blistering guitar work, which ranged from soulful, slow-burning ballads to heart-pumping, foot-stomping funk. Throughout the show, Ingram was backed by a tight band that kept the momentum going with solid rhythms and seamless transitions.
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram’s brought a stunning showcase of blues talent to The Gov, confirming that he is a rising star in the genre. With incredible musicianship, formidable stage presence, and a seemingly boundless energy, Ingram left the audience breathless and hungry for more. It was clear that he really connected with the audience, leaving everyone on a high note, and establishing himself as a true blues guitar virtuoso.
Live Review By Suze Blacketer