Date(s) - 01/27/2023
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Castro Coleman is known as Mr. Sipp – The Mississippi Blues Child.
After an early start in life as a Gospel Music performer, Malaco Records recording artist Mr. Sipp arrived on most Blues fans’ radar when he won the 2014 International Blues Challenge and the Gibson Best Guitarist Award, but he had already played on over 50 national recordings on several Grammy-nominated projects.
The Magnolia, Mississippi native is ready to show Florida what Contemporary Mississippi Blues is while also coming from the birthplace of traditional Blues, in what he calls “the Mississippi River Blues Sound, which consists of heavy guitar playing and soulful singing mixed in a joyful groove.”
Mr. Sipp won the 2016 Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Album, The Spirit of Little Walter Award, Entertainer of the Year Award by the Jus’ Blues Foundation, and several Jackson Music Awards including International Male Blues Artist, Blues Artist of the Year, and Entertainer of the Year. He is well traveled and ready to come to play for you and spread his great gift of music to the World.
He was also cast in the James Brown movie Get on Up and played a young BB King on CMT’s Sun Records.
Also performing is Gainesville’s own Ramblin’ Mutts.
Ramblin’ Mutts performs soulful, original, Blues and R&B. They will play selections from their new stellar CD “Pity & Mercy” and also reinterpretations of traditional Blues classics that honor the legacy of this timeless music form.
Fronting the Ramblin’ Mutts is Dan Stepp on lead vocals, keyboards and slide guitar. Playing lead guitar is the talented Paul Goble, and the rhythm section is made up of Richard Heipp on bass joined by the driving drumbeats of Rich Patrick.