"I've got a light. It keeps on shining in my mind. Day and night. It just keeps burnin' all the time." - Sean Costello, No Half Steppin'
Because of his unique interpretation of American roots music and his generous spirit, Sean’s passing has ignited a burning desire to keep his personal and musical memory alive and to translate the human side of his suffering into action that will help in research, education, outreach and treatment efforts for Bipolar Disorder.
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in a person’s mood, energy, and ability to function. Different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through, the symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe.
Landslide RecordsGA MUSIC HALL OF FAME TO INDUCT SEAN COSTELLO Congratulations to the family, friends and fans of the late blues artist Sean Costello who will be inducted posthumously into the Georgia Music Hall Of Fame at its annual Awards Ceremony, October 11, in Atlanta. Renowned for his fiery guitar playing andsoulful singing, Sean’s work represents a mastery of various blues and rhythm and blues styles. He remains a significant influence on young up and coming blues musicians. Sean will be inducted with several other Georgia music luminaries including Lady Antebellum, (Performer), Wet Willie (Group), and Francine Reed (Pioneer). Bobby Byrd, a former member of James Brown’s Famous Flames, will also be honored posthumously. Costello gained national attention through his work touring with singer Susan Tedeschi and played lead on her best selling record, Just Won’t Burn. Landslide Records is proud to feature five of Costello’s albums in its catalog: Call The Cops (1996), Cuttin’ In (2000), Moanin’ For Molasses (2002) and two compilations, Sean’s Blues and At His Best – Live, both of which were released after his sudden death at the age of 28 in April, 2008.