Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram Announces New Album ‘662’
Blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Christone “Kingfish” Ingram announced a new album, 662, due out on July 23 through Alligator Records. 662 is the 22-year-old artist’s second album following his 2019 debut, Kingfish.
Christone hails from Clarksdale, Mississippi and 662 is named after the area code in Northern Mississippi where Clarksdale is located. In a press release, Ingram said the album is “a presentation of my life in and away from the Delta.” The guitarist recorded the 13-song set in Nashville with frequent collaborator and Grammy-winner Tom Hambridge handling co-writing and producing duties, as he did on Kingfish.
Ingram further detailed 662 in a statement. Read his words below:
The world was introduced to me with Kingfish. Now with 662, I want the world to hear and meet a different, more personal side of me. My sophomore album is a direct reflection of my growth as a young man. This album is very personal to me as it was conceptualized, created and co-written during the Covid-19 pandemic when I returned home to the 662 after a truly whirlwind year of change and growth. Coming home to write this album offered a remarkable history for me to draw upon. 662 is an album that sits upon the legacy and influence my blues music elders have instilled in me, but is also my unique, personal story.
Earlier this month, Ingram previewed 662 with the title track. Listen to “662” below: