July 24, 2021

Mr. Sipp, the fashionable ‘bluesman’, disembarks with his guitar at the gazteleku

Mr. Sipp o Castro Coleman.

Yesterday he performed in Girona, today in Madrid, and tomorrow in Oñati | Nominated for Best Album by the Blues Music Awards, he will fill the musical morning with his energy

One of the best blues proposals that can be seen today on the stage disembarks tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. at the gazteleku after an intense weekend that began yesterday in Girona and today takes him to Madrid, to the ‘Gigantes del Blues’ festival. ‘. We are talking about Mr Sipp, or rather, Castro Coleman, who is the man who hides behind the glasses of a virtuoso of the guitar, blues, soul and rock.

Critics consider him “one of the best bluesmen in the Mississippi Delta for his vocal and compositional ability and, of course, for his way of playing the guitar without forgetting his innate talent for the show.” Among his influences, BB King stands out, and among the prestigious recognitions that he treasures, it is worth highlighting the Albert King Gibson guitar award, the BMA Best New Artist Album 2016 and the Spirit of Little Walter 2016. That same year Mr. Sipp became the first blues artist to have his imprint on the Wall of Fame in Fredrikshavn, Denmark.

He learned to play the guitar at the age of six, but it was in 2014, after winning the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, that his career recorded a spectacular leap concentrating on his fingers and vocal cords the heritage of BB King, Sam Cooke, Albert King, Otis Redding, T Bone Walker or James Brown. Although if something is clear to Coleman, it is that there is no other way than to “be yourself. I have never tried to look at other bands to look like them or change my shows to be what I saw. I work continuously to show the public who I am. My father once told me, no one can beat you by being yourself. And that’s my philosophy, “he says.

Mini-tour of ten concerts

His greatest successes to date have been thanks to his first album ‘It’s my guitar’ (2013), an album where Sipp himself is in charge of doing the backing vocals, voices, all the instrumentation including the guitars and their subsequent production. A 100% self-produced album that reveals the talent of this veteran musician, who for more than 20 years has been working as a producer and musician within the gospel industry.

After leaving his mark in the Blues festivals of Benicàssim and Leganés, he is on a state tour of ten concerts that he will dismiss tomorrow at the gazteleku’s ‘Musical Matinées’. A bet that is consolidated, and that seeks to bring the pulse of live music to the morning hours of the weekend. An initiative that allows opening up to new audiences, and also not disturbing the normal functioning of the topaleku in the afternoons. Tickets can be purchased in advance for 5 euros (5.50 tomorrow at the box office).