Posted on February 14, 2020

Fresh off a Grammy Award nomination for his 2019 Alligator Records debut, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram officially releases his blistering version of “Empty Promises” on Friday, February 14th. The head-turning young guitarist and vocalist is unleashing two versions of the song (which was written and first version, recorded in Los Angeles in January 2020, and a live version, recorded at Nashville's 3rd & Lindsley club on February 1, 2020.

Nashville Scene called Ingram's performance, "an invigorating display of mastery... dynamic showmanship combined with imaginative, decisive and constantly surprising musicianship. Ingram's vocals were energetic and compelling."

According to Ingram, “Empty Promises” is a song he's always loved. "I've long been a fan of Michael Burks and I think "Empty Promises" is an amazing song. The structure and lyrics are special and of course the original guitar is heavy. Ultimately, this is a love song and it's one I truly wanted to put my own spin on. With the versions I've released, I really want people just to hear how unique the songcan be, particularly with the guitar solos. Hopefullypeople will like it and think that I have done it justice."

“It is at times hard to describe the joy found in the experience of watching this beautiful and stunning young artist evolve," says Lynda Weingartz, CEO - AirPlay Direct. "Every time I see Kingfish perform he somehow always finds a couple of ways to surprise me.  "For me, the best part of going to a Kingfish show, is getting a hug after the show. Kingfish has a brilliant young mind, matched with a caring and genuinely timeless soul. ”Empty Promises” by Michael “Iron Man” Burks is on my “Top 10 All-Time Songs” list. Kingfish matched with “Empty Promises” is a very potent combination of greatness; past, present, relevant!”

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