Mr. Sipp

Mr. Sipp Rocks The Blue Rooster

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Last week, Don Mckeon the main man at  wanted to know if I was going to the Blue Rooster on Friday night to see Mr. Sipp and his band.  It wasn’t in my plans, but when Don gives you a band recommendation….you listen!

Well, I wasn’t disappointed.  From the moment the music started at the dot of 8pm Mr. Sipp and his pals were rocking the Rooster with an awesome blend of soul, blues and a bit of rock.  

The music was nonstop….no dead air with this band.  We danced, we sang, we clapped and had so much fun.  I can’t wait for Mr. Sipp to come back to the Blue Rooster.  Oh, we can’t forget to say thank you to the wonderful staff at this fabulous music venue.  Manager, Barbara Hopkins is the best of the best.  The staff is so friendly…..they can’t do enough for you.  And thanks to Bill Cornelius for working so hard to bring live music to our town.

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Mr. Sipp and the band live at the Blue Rooster Friday 8/14/2015 (Sarasota Post Photo)

From Mr. Sipp’s website:
Castro Coleman a-k-a Mr. Sipp “The Mississippi Blues Child”. 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. Due to hard work and perseverance, Mr. Sipp has become an awesome vocalist, songwriter, musician, composer, producer and entertainer. Above all of that, Mr. Sipp is a God fearing family man.

Castro has over 125 credits and has played on over 50 national recordings with several Grammy nominated projects. He has traveled to Russia, Germany and other countries spreading his gift of music.

Mr. Sipp is the 2014 International Blues Challenge Winner by way of The Vicksburg Blues Society.  2014 Gibson Best Guitarist Award Winner, 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!!!!”

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