Trailblazing bluesman Mr. Sipp, “The Mississippi Blues Child,” plays his signature take on classic blues rock, complete with soaring guitar riffs and down-home melodies.
Castro Coleman, also known as Mr. Sipp and “The Mississippi Blues Child” started playing guitar and fell in love with the blues at age six, growing up in McComb, Mississippi. Inspired by luminaries like BB King and Muddy Waters, it wasn’t long before Mr. Sipp started making his own path down the tried and tested road of blues and classic rock, while infusing the genre with his own virtuosic shredding skills. His recent albums, like 2017’s Knock a Hole In It and 2015’s The Mississippi Blues Child, are nostalgic throwbacks to Delta blues complete with soulful vocals and mesmerizing instrumental breakdowns. With several awards and over 120 playing credits on AllMusic, Mr. Sipp brings industry chops and an unforgettable stage presence that audiences will simply fall in love with.
Mr. Sipp has won the International Blues Challenge (2014), BMA’s Best New Artist Album (2016), the Albert King Guitar Award (2016), a Jackson Music Award for International Male Blues Artist (2015) and countless other accolades in the world of blues and classic rock. He was cast as James Brown’s backup guitar player in the 2014 biopic, Get On Up. Recognized as a brand ambassadors by top industry companies including Epiphone, Peavey, Nord and Ernie Ball, he also recently joined the roster of the Mississippi Arts Commission, conducting programs in local schools spreading his blues knowledge. For an artist this deeply immersed in the art, practice and thrill of the blues, Mr. Sipp shows no signs of stopping his soulful journey anytime soon.