Peavey Hits the Road with Rising Blues Star Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram
Hailed as a once-in-a-generation blues artist, guitarist Christone Kingfish Ingram has embarked on his first-ever headlining North American tour, and hes delivering the goods with Peavey Electronics gear. For deep blues sound, Peavey guitar amplifiers provide classic tone as well as the modern versatility young players like Kingfish desire. Its the combination of these features, plus excellent durability, that make Peavey amps reliable road warriors for Kingfishs Fish Grease: A Juke Joint Tour. Peavey COO Courtland Gray adds, Its been a privilege to watch his success grow over the past five years. Everyone here at Peavey is proud to be a part of his musical journey.
At just 20 years old, Kingfish has been described by Rolling Stone magazine as the blues savior and one of the most exciting young guitarists in years. He pays respects to his forefathersRobert Johnson, Lightnin Hopkins, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix and Princeall while keeping his own style and sound. His friend and mentor Buddy Guy adds, Kingfish is the next explosion of the blues.
It seems only right that as a native of the Mississippi Delta, Kingfish turns to the Classic 50 tweed guitar combo amp from Peavey. Offering classic style, classic tone and modern versatility, the Classic 50 offers 50 classic all-tube watts delivered through a 212 combo cabinet. Based off the traditional amps of the 50s, it features EL84 power tubes with 12AX7s in the pre amp section, classic tweed covering, and chrome plated chassis. Its modern flexibility comes from a tremolo with speed and intensity controls, pre- and post-gain controls on the lead channel, 3-band passive EQ, a boost switch, external speaker jack, and an effects loop.
As part of his tour, Kingfish opened a series of 13 shows for GRAMMY Award-winning indie rock sensations, Vampire Weekend, from mid-August through early September. This engagement speaks to his ability to remind mainstream audiences how deeply satisfying and emotionally moving the best blues music can be.
Check out the self-titled debut CD by Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram released on Alligator Records.