In November 2010, the Cascade Blues Association honored Desmond with a Muddy (named for Muddy Waters) Award for the Best New Act. Although the title cut from the “Somethin’s Wrong” CD was released in 2010, it won in the Blues/Jazz category for the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest and is probably the reason why I stumbled on to this video.
While Desmond’s guitar is shaped like a Fender Telecaster, it was custom made by John Suhr. It features two Humbucker pickups rather than the single coils found typically on Teles. Sipe is playing what appears to be a late model reissue of a Dan Electro Hodad bass guitar. It has three lipstick tube pickups and is a very nice sounding instrument.
I hope this satisfies your need for the blues on a “Bluesday Tuesday.