2022 Burlington Discover Jazz Festival

The Legendary Ingramettes

Clemmons Family Farm
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Richmond, Virginia’s “First Family of Gospel Music,” The Legendary Ingramettes were originally formed by Evangelist “Mama” Maggie Ingram, born July 4, 1930, on Mulholland’s Plantation in Coffee County, Georgia. In 1961 Maggie moved herself and her five children to Richmond, Virginia, and there created Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes, a family singing group that became one of the most beloved groups in Virginia’s storied gospel tradition. Now led by her daughter, Reverend Almeta Miller-Ingram, The Legendary Ingramettes is anchored by soaring female vocal harmonies backed by a rock-solid house-shaking rhythm section that bring the transcendent spirit of a Sunday morning service to the performance stage.

The Legendary Ingramettes have a BIG sound with soaring vocal harmonies to reach the heavens, backed by a rock-solid house-shaking rhythm section. This family band of Gospel soul-stirrers were originally formed by Evangelist “Mama” Maggie Ingram, born July 4, 1930, on Mulholland’s Plantation in Coffee County, Georgia. In 1961 Maggie moved her family to Richmond, Virginia, and there created Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes, a family singing group that became one of the most beloved groups in Virginia’s storied gospel tradition. Now led by her daughter, Reverend Almeta Miller-Ingram, The Legendary Ingramettes bring the transcendent spirit of a Sunday morning service to the performance stage.

Six decades of music, sixty-five years of song, generations tied together through the force of will of a matriarchy of powerful Black women. This is the African-American gospel group The Legendary Ingramettes, founded by Maggie Ingram (who passed away in 2015) as a way to keep her family together through hardship, and taken up by her daughter Almeta Ingram-Miller as a way to continue Maggie’s legacy. Inspired by the Black gospel male quartets of the 1940s and 50s, now known as Richmond, Virginia's "First Family of Gospel Music" The Legendary Ingramettes bring roof-raising harmonies and explosively powerful vocals, all driven by the voices of women backed by a rock-solid house-shaking rhythm section


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