Hailed as a “once-in-a-generation” blues artist, guitarist Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram has embarked on his first-ever headlining North American tour, and he’s 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. It’s the combination of these features, plus excellent durability, that make Peavey amps reliable road warriors for Kingfish’s “Fish Grease: A Juke Joint Tour.” Peavey COO Courtland Gray adds, “It’s 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 forefathers—Robert Johnson, Lightnin’ Hopkins, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix and Prince—all 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 50’s, it features EL84 power tubes with 12AX7’s in the pre amp section, classic tweed covering, and chrome plated chassis. It’s 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.