Mr Sipp The Mississippi Blues Child

Saturday 7 May 2016

Mississippi blues - gospel

Castro Coleman a-k-a Mr. Sipp, is called “The Mississippi Blues Child” for a good reason. Originally steeped in gospel music, he only recently switched to playing the blues full time and now counts as one of the major artists of the younger generation that is keeping the blues alive. He started playing the guitar at the age of 6 and now some thirty years later he not only masters the instrument, he also has an amazing voice and writes his own lyrics and music. He is picking up one award after the other, from the 2014 International Blues Challenge and Gibson Best Guitarist Award to the 2015 JMA Artist of the Year Award. On his latest album The Mississippi Blues Child, just like on his debut album It’s My Guitar, he handles all vocals and plays numerous instruments. He’s an infectious character, a natural entertainer, and a powerful and emotional exponent of traditional electric Mississippi blues.