Blues Musician Plays a Soul-Stirring Version of “Amazing Grace” at His Mother’s Funeral

The Dust to Digital Facebook page sets the scene: “Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram, play[s] an amazing and touching version of “Amazing Grace” at the funeral of his mother, Princess Pride, today. She was a great supporter of her son, and would have turned 50 tomorrow.” Amazing and touching indeed. Make sure you play it all of the way through. And when you start the video, manually move up the volume icon at the bottom right of the video.

In case it’s not already clear, Kingfish is a professional blues musician. You can catch his videos on Youtube, including this sweet version of “I Put A Spell On You.” Very sorry for your loss, Kingfish…

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  • Steve Lindsey says:

    I get my OC articles via RSS, when I came to this one clicking on the video displays a dialog asking permission for Facebook to be able to track me when on OC pages, I cannot see the video unless I agree.

    Please either place videos that can be watched or simply don’t bother.

    First time I’ve seen this at OC and I’ve been subscribed for years

  • Nick Halpin says:

    Incredibly moving and brilliant playing… Such a beautiful tribute to his mama. She would be proud. 👏👏👏

  • Walter says:

    My heart goes out to Kingfish and his family. That was a touching tribute to his mom. So young to be taken. I got to see Kingfish and he was amazing. Met him after the show. He a gentlemen. His momma raised him right. God bless his mom. God bless him.

  • Marcus Williams says:

    Dear Kingfish,
    I’m so terribly sorry to hear the news of your mother’s passing.
    I’ve been following your music and your God given talent for several years through YouTube. I have seen hundreds of your videos as you have become my favorite musician. As I watched and learned more of your amazing story your mother’s love and presence was constantly seen . I praise God for your mother nurturing and raising first and foremost a fine young man. Secondly, I thank God she saw His musical gift in you. She will always be by your side and I know she will be smiling upon you as you travel 6his journey called life. One of the great memories I have was my family and I had the opportunity to see you perform live in Baltimore in September. My family and I have become your number 1 fans. There probably has been a day when we haven’t listened to your music and watched your videos. Again I want your to know my prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you and the love of your dear mother shine and smile on you from Heaven. If its God’s will I hope to see I making plans to see you in Harrisburg Pa in February. Peace and blessings and stay strong. My family and I are praying for you.

  • Peter Toutant says:

    Love to the man who embraced him at the end. A true friend. Peace and love to the family.

  • Amy Denham says:

    So very sad for the loss of your sweet Mom. Saw her at Telluride Blues Festival on stage bragging on you. She was so proud of you and she’ll be watching over you forever.

  • Philip Roe says:

    I would like to offer condolences to you and your family. May the Lord bless and keep you. Love and prayers. I love your music, and I am so proud of you keeping the blues alive brother. If you get a chance check out the Holmes Brothed version of Amazing Grace I know you’ll appreciate Wendell guitar playing. Peace brother. He that is in me, is mightier than he that is in the world.One love. Bmore baby.

  • Brittany says:

    That’s was his older brother who embraced him. Thank God they have each other & our loving family to lean on.

  • Brian J DeLaney says:

    amazing smiles are bestowed upon you, though tears sadness flow for your loss and there’s tears with smiles for life’s celebratation. God blessings never end

  • Bin Scoggin says:

    and heartfelt!

  • David herring says:

    Keep your head up brother God does no wrong,be strong for her and keep doing what you doing cause she hasn’t gone anywhere just to a higher seat love brother praying for all you guys stay strong.

  • Freda says:

    Beautiful Tribute ..
    All is well

  • Oded Fried-Gaon says:

    indeed amazing! Good for him, to let it out like that. that was clearly heartfelt and soulful. respect, and sad for his loss!

  • Gregory walker says:

    mr. King Fish I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing may God comfort you and guide you right now and later. We have never met But I have been following you on you tube since I saw one of your videos. the purple Rain 1

  • Jim Collins says:

    So sorry about your mother. God has given you a tremendous gift and a heart felt gift at that, to pass on the feelings you do in this and all your music. Please be obedient to the Lord and follow your heart in what you do, because your heart is your straight line connection to God almighty. Carry Him with you in your performances to the secular world where He needs to be shared.

  • Rashid James of Buffalo NY says:

    Sorry for your loss my brother may God continue to bless you and your family in your time of need.. I will see you in a few months. Keep your head up

  • Della Miller says:

    So very sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman who raised a wonderful young man. She will forever be watching over you.

  • Littissue Brown says:

    Just heard about your mom 😢 baby sorry for your loss the first time I listening to you I was working at lady at the levee and been listening to you every since again sorry love ❤️♥️❤️

  • nelso steele says:

    totally amazing beautiful!!!

  • nelso steele says:

    totally amazing and beautiful

  • Ms Monique says:

    My condolences on your loss !! You must continue spreading the

    Gospel of real music … Blues will never be the same now that you have arrived..

  • John Weeks says:

    A beautiful send off for your mother. Condolences from Australia.

  • Vern Hall says:

    Brother you’re a brave young man! I just lost my mother 6/9/2019 and I wanted to speak but couldn’t get out a word! GOD Bless and my Deepest condolences!

  • Vickie farmer says:

    So sorry for your loss. Your mother heard your voice singing amazing Grace. Your voice is beautiful. Ya mother is your angel now god bless

  • Federick says:

    Sorry for your loss

  • John Doran says:

    Sorry for your loss Kingfish Prayers that God comfort you and your Family and hold you in His hands to bring comfort. 🙏🙏🙏

  • David Summers says:

    So very sorry for the passing of your mother Kingfish.

  • Ronnie k. Stewart says:

    Hello King Fish, this is Uncle Ronnie,I’m so happy to have been around your Mom to know how much she Loved you and she was all ways concerned about your well-being although she was sick but she lived for you till God told her he needed another angel. I am so proud to have played A part in your now very successful career. Just stay on the road to success don’t let anybody or anything push you off the path that you’re on now your mother will always be on your side I love you and I’m proud of you GOD BLESS you Blues Always

  • Robert says:

    So sorry to hear about your moms passing. Praying for Peace and comfort from the lord above for you and your family. Your amazing grace tribute was so beautiful. I’m sure moms is smiling down at you. God bless her for raising up such a wonderful, respectful God fearing man! keep on playing like you do it brings joy to all that hear it!

  • Mr. Jorge L Cardona III says:

    Sending Prayers your way in this time of bereavement. I know your mother is a proud angel, looking down upon you. Many Blessings

  • Virginia Robinsonn says:

    My condolences to you and your family.I lost my mom 43 years ago and your playing this am gave me a feeling of relief knowing she is resting in the arms of our God the father.You take care and be bless.What a mighty God we serve Amen.

  • lorna stringer says:

    You honored your Mother just as our family did for our own Mother 6 years ago. It moved me beyond tears. I pray you find strength in your music like never before. I pray you continue to celebrate the love she poured in you, as you pour it out on others through your gift. God bless you and your family.

  • Cornelius Wooten Jr. says:

    Incredibly moving and brilliant playing… Such a beautiful tribute to his mama. God bless you and your familj

  • Richard Amburgy says:

    Kingfish I’m sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Your gift was clearly heard in heaven. I write with tears in my eyes. Such a touching tribute. Peace

  • BrandonR says:

    Bro you had me in tears. My deepest condolences to you for the loss of your mother. Her Spirit is definitely with until you guys meet again. I know she’s proud. Nothing like a mother’s love. God Bless

  • Mack Williams says:

    Fish, my deepest sympathy goes out to your family. Losing someone who has always been there is so hard. But be blessed and uplifted that your mother was proud of the man and musiciam you have become. Her legacy lives in you and your music. Love u my brother.

    Mack Williams, a diehard Kingfish Ingram fan.

  • Mary says:

    Never heard of you but definitely will follow you on the TUBE all I can say is AWESOME. Praise God. Sending you my condolences.

  • Sanyi says:

    Condolences! Never give up! S.

  • Billy Mills jr says:

    My condolences to him and his family. God bless them 🙏🏾🌹💖

  • John Conner says:

    First let me say I’ve had to tell my mom and dad goodbye, it hurts. Know sweetie is still very much alive, in your heart and mind, her friends and memories! You’ve an amazing gift, play on my friend, play on!

  • David Qualls says:

    Peace to you and your family my brother.

  • If he never play another note in his life he play for his Mother Job well done says:

    If he never play another note in his life he played for his mother job well done

  • Dennis Sprester says:

    Hi Christine. I’m very sorry about your mother. Mine died when I was 20 and about to make a name for myself in the Blues. My birthday is also Dec. 17th. So, I feel like you and I have lots in common. When I was 20 I had already played with, Freddie King, B.B.King, Luther Allison, and a few others. I jammed with Albert King, No Dudley, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee a few times. Aged with Willie Dixon for 2 weeks. Was a pretty ” up and Comin’ kinda guy ” . But, then, so saddened by my mothersdeath decided to play any kind of music that played well. When the work with B.B. started slowing down I lost my apartment and joined a country band. They thought I was great at Country but I was only playin’ Blues. I had to pay my bills so I started playing Top 40 in the ’80’s. I play slide pretty well so it was easy to do Joe Walsh, Eagles type music. I’m hopin’ to meet you eventually because I think I can help you. You’re a good guy and a talented person. I’d love to get together with you!!!
    Hate to sound like a jerk, but message me sometime. I have emence respect for you and can probably help…at least I think I can.
    Your friend, Dennis

  • Dennis Sprester says:

    By the way…its “CHRISTONE” NOT “CHRISTINE” I HATE “auto-correct!!

  • Dennis Sprester says:

    By the way…I HATE “auto-correct!! “CHRISTONE” NOT “CHRISTINE” I HATE “auto-correct!!

  • Dennis Sprester says:

    By the way…”CHRISTONE”

  • Dennis Stearns says:

    Hi again…I had a long letter of people I’ve played with. I’d also like to share some advice. We have things in common. I was 20 when my mother died. She left some hints about keep playin and stuff like that. I played with big-name and some small name and people I know you would have given anything to play with! My birthday is even 12/17! Please message me so we can talk a little. I even went thru Clarksdale the other day honing got find you! Please message me… I I’mthink I can hep! DM Sprester

  • Jack Willis says:

    You sound like a broken record Dennis Stearns aka (DM Sprester). He doesn’t need your help. Take a clue. No Answer “Not Interested”.

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