Intrepid Artists Int’l Welcomes Mr. Sipp For Exclusive Representation.
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, MS. He began playing the guitar at the tender age of 6. 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! What a talent!
On his new release, his debut recording for Malaco Records, entitled “The Mississippi Blues Child,” Mr. Sipp once again handles all of the vocals and plays numerous instruments, however this time around he is joined by other reputable Malaco Mississippi “Hitmen.” All songs with the exception of one are originals, and his diverse style of music separates this record from many of the other recent “cookie cutter” Delta Blues recordings. Mr. Sipp is a FORCE to be reckoned with and is proudly endorsed by Ernie Ball Strings and Epiphone Guitars which he plays exclusively.
10 years ago this month (May 2005) an Angel flew over the top of my office and Jake Lankheit came crashing into my life! Things would never be the same at Intrepid again! Within a week he understood what it meant to be “Intrepid,” and has NEVER looked back! Since that time, I have watched a young 25 yr old kid with a ton of heart and desire grow into a leader, a Husband, a Homeowner, A Father of Two Beautiful Girls and the VP of US Touring at Intrepid Artists International. He has friends EVERYWHERE! He is ALL INTREPID and makes me so proud and grateful, it is extremely hard to put down in words! There is not a day that goes by that Jake does not carry a heavy load on his shoulders, yet I rarely him complain. Jake is not only an employee at Intrepid, He is a Leader, a Brother, He is Family. Thank you Jakey! I love you and consider you my Brother. Your Family is mine and my Family is yours. I am always here for you and know you are there for me. I look forward to see where our journey takes us over the next 10 years. The past 10 have been unforgettable but with the way things are cookin’ right now, the best is yet to come and I absolutely can’t wait to see where it takes us! Here’s to you Jakey! I love ya’!!! THANK YOU!!!!
Congratulations to the Intrepid Ones who took home Blues Music Awards at last night’s event in Memphis!
Soul Blues Album
Memphis Grease – John Németh
Best New Artist Album
Don’t Call No Ambulance – Selwyn Birchwood
Contemporary Blues Female Artist
Hope Everyone heading down to The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival over the course of the next 10 days will check out all the great bands represented by Intrepid Artists Int’l! Our artists will be representin’ at The Fest and all over town from now until the end of next week! Hope everyone enjoys the Food, the culture and the Fun that New Orleans and The Jazz Fest have to offer but most of all, ENJOY THE MUSIC!!! Here ya’ go! Laissez les bons temps rouler!
4/25 – Chickie Wah Wah
4/26 – JAZZ FEST – Blues Tent
Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band
4/23 – Mid City Lanes Rock N’ Bowl
4/24- JAZZ FEST – Fais Do Do Stage
Honey Island Swamp Band
4/24 – JAZZ FEST – Acura Stage
4/24 – DBA late night show – 2am
4/25 – Private Jazz Fest After party from 8-11pm for Robert Drew
4/26 – Siberia
4/27 – Instruments A Comin @ Tipitina’s
4/28 – Little Gem Saloon
4/30 – NoLa Brewery w/ Anders Osborne
5/1 – Blue Nile
John Mooney & Bluesiana
4/26 – Jazz Fest – Blues Tent
5/1 – Carrollton Station
Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials
4/30 – JAZZ FEST – Blues Tent
5/2 – Rock ‘n’ Bowl w/ Eric Lindell
4/30 – JAZZ FEST – Acura Stage
5/1 – Bayou Rendezvous @ Howlin Wolf – late night set
5/2 – Publiq House – SUPPORTING Robert Walter’s 20th Congress
Further to the information below, we’re delighted to report that emerging US blues and (much) more artist, DAVINA AND THE VAGABONDS, have been invited to appear on UK’s foremost TV music show ‘LATER WITH JOOLS’ on BBC2 14th April, repeated 17th April. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006ml0l/episodes/guide.
This much deserved accolade confirms the band’s rising international status and be sure to catch Davina and the guys UK tour in April. All media enquiries, including interviews, and more, may be directed to Mark@bigiam.co.uk, telephone 07860 286688.
Davina and The Vagabonds – On Tour in the UK April 2015
Thursday 9th April The White Hart, Lydgate, Oldham
Friday 10th April Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury
Saturday 11th April The Dancing Man, Southampton
Sunday 12th April International Jazz Festival, Gateshead
Wednesday 15th April Iron Road Rock Bar, Evesham
Thursday 16th April Blues Kitchen, Shoreditch, London
Friday 17th April Worthing Pier’s Southern Pavilion, Worthing
Saturday 18th April John Peel Centre, Ipswich
Sunday 19th April The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh