Calgary International Blues Festival (2017)
Castro Coleman, aka Mr. Sipp, "The Mississippi Blues Child",began playing the guitar at the tender age of 6. Through hard work and perseverance, Mr. Sipp has become a Delta Blues Force recognized for his upbeat, outlandish show.
With over 125 recording credits to his name, Mr. Sipp has played on over 50 national recordings with several Grammy nominated projects. Sipp captured the 2014 International Blues Challenge Band Category, the 2014 Gibson Award for Best Guitarist, and the 2014 Jus' Blues Bobby Rush Entertainer's Award. Mr. Sipp was also cast in the recently released James Brown movie, 'Get on Up'.
Mr. Sipp spent 22 years in the Gospel Music field as a Recording Artist and Producer bfore moving into the Blues. He released his debut Blues CD, It's My Guitar, in 2014, performing all the vocals and instruments throughout the album.
For Sipp''s latest release on Malaco Records, The Mississippi Blues Child, he once again handles all the vocals and plays numerous instruments, however this time around he is joined by fellow notable Malaco Mississippi musicians. All but one of the songs are originals, showcasing his diverse and distinct style.
Mr. Sipp is is proudly endorsed by Ernie Ball Strings and Epiphone Guitars, which he plays exclusively.