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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