Castro Coleman a.k.a. Mr. Sipp, “The Mississippi Blues Child” was born August 25, 1976 to Johnelle and the late Vera Coleman in the small town of McComb, Mississippi. He began playing the guitar at the tender age of six. Through hard work and perseverance, Mr. Sipp has become a Delta Blues Force to be reckoned with! Being recognized for his amazing vocals, songwriting ability, musicianship, ability to produce records and entertain Fans with an upbeat, outlandish show all make Mr. Sipp “The Total Package.”
Above all of that, Mr. Sipp is a God-fearing family man. With over 125 recording credits to his name, Mr. Sipp has played on over 50 national recordings with several Grammy-nominated projects. He is well traveled and ready to come to play for you and spread his great gift of music to the World.
Mr. Sipp is the 2014 International Blues Challenge Winner by way of the Vicksburg Blues Society as well as the 2014 Gibson Best Guitarist Award Winner and 2014 Jus’ Blues Bobby Rush Entertainers Award Recipient. Mr. Sipp was also cast in the recently released James Brown movie, Get on Up. Mr. Sipp’s favorite quote, “I’m living to love the life that I live, music!!!!”
Mr. Sipp spent 22 years in the Gospel music business as a recording artist and a producer. Since his big win at the International Blues Challenge in 2014 and the release of his debut Blues CD, It’s My Guitar, the music community has been a buzz and welcomed him with open arms! On his debut, Sipp sings all vocals and plays all instruments for the entire record! That surely made listing the credits easy. Yes sir, when God was handing out musical talent, Mr. Sipp apparently was at the head of the line.
His debut recording for Malaco Records, The Mississippi Blues Child, featured all original songs (with the exception of one), and his new 2017 release, Knock a Hole in It, has been tearing up audiences around the country. "This is a solid set of high powered electric blues that not only exhibits his guitar prowess and songwriting skills, but the range of his vocal capabilities as well," wrote AllAboutJazz. "Mr.Sipp proves that he is the real deal."
Mr. Sipp is a force to be reckoned with, and is proudly endorsed by Ernie Ball Strings and Epiphone Guitars which he plays exclusively.