MR. SIPP INTERVIEW
What was the first tune(s) you learned?
The first tune l learned was in church, a song called "Don't Let the Devil Ride"
When did you start writing about music—and what or who were your early passions and influences?
I wrote my first song at the age of 8 in the 3rd grade and I've been writing every since. My childhood influence was and still is B B King. My passion as a child was playing the guitar and here I am years later with the same passion, playing my guitar.
Who are your favorite musicians? Groups? CD's?
I'd have to say next to myself would be B B King, my favorite groups would be The True Believers and Highly Favored and of course Mr. Sipp :) Although I love each and every one of B B King's projects, my CDs are always my favorite.
Do you get nervous before a performance ?
Yes, after performing over 22 years I do get nervous occasionally.
How do you promote your shows?
My team and I promote the shows by using radio, social media and word of mouth.
What's your outlook on the record industry today?
I have no comment on the record industry.
What's your claim to fame?
Although I don't consider myself famous, I'm just me. However, there are so many things that I am really proud of. I was one of the first Afro American Gospel artist to spend 33 days in Russia and I am now a US Ambassador. I am the 2014 International Blues Challenge Winner. I have been in a movie. I could go on and on and I am so humbly thankful for all of this great experiences.
What inspires you to do what you do?
My inspiration is my family, being able to take care of them inspires and motivates me to push harder every day.
What embarrassing songs might I find on your MP3 player?
Believe or not, there aren't any.
If you weren't singing, what would you be doing?
Wow, to be honest I have no idea. I have been around music literally all of my life. It's all I know, it's what I love and it's what I enjoy.
Is there something you would like to do more of in the future?
I'd like to do more international traveling. I have done quite a bit but there's still some places and things that I want to experience.
Where would you like to find yourself in ten years?
In ten years, I plan to be working 6 months,spending time with my family for 3 months and 3 months to work on the next project.
Mr. Sipp - The Missisipi Blues Child
Mr. Sipp wordt niet zomaar 'The Mississippi Blues Child' genoemd, hij is volgens velen immers de toekomst van de blues. Al vanaf zijn zesde jaar zijn Mr. Sipp en zijn gitaar onafscheidelijk en ruim dertig jaar later is hij niet alleen dit instrument meer dan meester, maar is hij ook een begenadigd zanger. Voeg hier aan toe dat Mr. Sipp muziek en teksten zelf
schrijft en je begrijpt alle lof die hij krijgt.
Iedereen die Mr. Sipp live heeft mogen aanschouwen weet dat hij ook een rasentertainer is. Op dit 14 nummers tellende album staan alleen maar ijzersterke nummers. Het is moeilijk om een favoriet te kiezen uit zoveel moois. Maar mocht ik toch een keuze moeten maken ga ik voor de nummers ' Jump The Broom' en ' Say The World. Wat een heerlijk album is dit.