Band: Mr. Sipp the Mississippi Blues Child
Date: Sunday, June 28 at 6 p.m.
Venue: Manci’s Antique Club, 1715 Main St., Daphne, www.mancisantiqueclub.com
Tickets: $10 at the door
The International Blues Challenge (IBC) is a massive annual event bringing the world’s best blues bands to Memphis. Bands showcase their talent before several panels of judges in hopes of becoming the overall winner. Given the large number of groups involved, winning the IBC outright is considered an impressive feat. In 2014, the honor went to Mississippi native Mr. Sipp the Mississippi Blues Child and his band. Since, the group has shared its electrifying stage show with a broader audience.
The Mississippi Blues Child’s flawless guitar skills are displayed on “It’s My Guitar,” an 11-track album steeped in traditional blues translated for the modern age. While tracks like “Can I Ride” tend to bounce the listener around, the driving style of the album’s title track is perhaps one of his best. Sipp’s live performance is truly an experience local blues fans should not miss.