10 years ago this month (May 2005) an Angel flew over the top of my office and Jake Lankheit came crashing into my life! Things would never be the same at Intrepid again! Within a week he understood what it meant to be “Intrepid,” and has NEVER looked back! Since that time, I have watched a young 25 yr old kid with a ton of heart and desire grow into a leader, a Husband, a Homeowner, A Father of Two Beautiful Girls and the VP of US Touring at Intrepid Artists International. He has friends EVERYWHERE! He is ALL INTREPID and makes me so proud and grateful, it is extremely hard to put down in words! There is not a day that goes by that Jake does not carry a heavy load on his shoulders, yet I rarely him complain. Jake is not only an employee at Intrepid, He is a Leader, a Brother, He is Family. Thank you Jakey! I love you and consider you my Brother. Your Family is mine and my Family is yours. I am always here for you and know you are there for me. I look forward to see where our journey takes us over the next 10 years. The past 10 have been unforgettable but with the way things are cookin’ right now, the best is yet to come and I absolutely can’t wait to see where it takes us! Here’s to you Jakey! I love ya’!!! THANK YOU!!!!
Congratulations to the Intrepid Ones who took home Blues Music Awards at last night’s event in Memphis!
Soul Blues Album
Memphis Grease – John Németh
Best New Artist Album
Don’t Call No Ambulance – Selwyn Birchwood
Contemporary Blues Female Artist
Hope Everyone heading down to The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival over the course of the next 10 days will check out all the great bands represented by Intrepid Artists Int’l! Our artists will be representin’ at The Fest and all over town from now until the end of next week! Hope everyone enjoys the Food, the culture and the Fun that New Orleans and The Jazz Fest have to offer but most of all, ENJOY THE MUSIC!!! Here ya’ go! Laissez les bons temps rouler!
4/25 – Chickie Wah Wah
4/26 – JAZZ FEST – Blues Tent
Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band
4/23 – Mid City Lanes Rock N’ Bowl
4/24- JAZZ FEST – Fais Do Do Stage
Honey Island Swamp Band
4/24 – JAZZ FEST – Acura Stage
4/24 – DBA late night show – 2am
4/25 – Private Jazz Fest After party from 8-11pm for Robert Drew
4/26 – Siberia
4/27 – Instruments A Comin @ Tipitina’s
4/28 – Little Gem Saloon
4/30 – NoLa Brewery w/ Anders Osborne
5/1 – Blue Nile
John Mooney & Bluesiana
4/26 – Jazz Fest – Blues Tent
5/1 – Carrollton Station
Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials
4/30 – JAZZ FEST – Blues Tent
5/2 – Rock ‘n’ Bowl w/ Eric Lindell
4/30 – JAZZ FEST – Acura Stage
5/1 – Bayou Rendezvous @ Howlin Wolf – late night set
5/2 – Publiq House – SUPPORTING Robert Walter’s 20th Congress
Further to the information below, we’re delighted to report that emerging US blues and (much) more artist, DAVINA AND THE VAGABONDS, have been invited to appear on UK’s foremost TV music show ‘LATER WITH JOOLS’ on BBC2 14th April, repeated 17th April. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006ml0l/episodes/guide.
This much deserved accolade confirms the band’s rising international status and be sure to catch Davina and the guys UK tour in April. All media enquiries, including interviews, and more, may be directed to Mark@bigiam.co.uk, telephone 07860 286688.
Davina and The Vagabonds – On Tour in the UK April 2015
Thursday 9th April The White Hart, Lydgate, Oldham
Friday 10th April Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury
Saturday 11th April The Dancing Man, Southampton
Sunday 12th April International Jazz Festival, Gateshead
Wednesday 15th April Iron Road Rock Bar, Evesham
Thursday 16th April Blues Kitchen, Shoreditch, London
Friday 17th April Worthing Pier’s Southern Pavilion, Worthing
Saturday 18th April John Peel Centre, Ipswich
Sunday 19th April The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Intrepid Artists International proudly announces the lineup for the 20th Anniversary Party which will be held at the Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte on Saturday, February 7 at 7pm sharp:
TISHAMINGO – Athens GA – A rare performance from one of the Best Damn Rock n’ Roll outfits to EVER come out of Athens GA featuring both Jesse Franklin (Brantley Gilbert) and Cameron Williams on guitar. Imagine The Allman Bros meet Widespread Panic. You get the picture!
The Steepwater Band is Chicago’s finest Rock n’ Roll Band! PERIOD! Imagine The Black Crowes meets Led Zeppelin with a hint of Rolling Stones and John Lee Hooker! These guys play Rock n’ Roll the way it was meant to be played! www.thesteepwaterband.com .
The Selwyn Birchwood Band is band the Blues World is a Buzz with!!! Selwyn not only WON the Int’l Blues Challenge in 2013 but also took home the prestigious Albert King Award for Best Guitarist at The Challenge! He was signed to Alligator Records in 2014 and is currently a nominee for “Best NEW Artist debut for his new release, “Don’t Call No Ambulance” for The upcoming 2015 Blues Music Awards to be held in Memphis in May! www.selwynbirchwood.com
Simplified has been known as “Charlotte’s Best Band” for the past 6-8 years and has the Hardware to Prove it! While being a mainstay on the Charlotte Music Scene they have branched out across the Country as well as The High Seas to bring their brand of “Island Rock” to the masses. In the past few years they have played on The Rock Boat, Train’s Sail Across The Sun Cruise, been featured on ESPN, ABC-TV as well as numerous local and regional TV and Radio Shows. They have appeared as support for Blues Traveler, O.A.R., Sister Hazel, and many more as well as headlined events such as The NASCAR Nationwide Series Awards Banquet, played at Carolina Panther Games, Charlotte Hornets games, Colorado Rockies games and numerous NASCAR Races! www.simplifiedmusic.com
John Nemeth, based in Memphis, TN may be THE HOTTEST Soul/Blues Artist on the planet! in 2013, He was named Soul/Blues Artist of the Year at The Blues Music Awards! He is currently nominated for a RECORD 6 Awards for the 2015 Blues Music Awards to be held in Memphis in May of this year! His latest CD, “Memphis Grease” has been the talk of The Soul World all year long and in our opinion, as well as many other music experts, should have been nominated for a Grammy. He has been called the “Best White vocalist of his time!” www.johnnemeth.com
Houston native, Hadden Sayers is no stranger to Charlotte music fans. He has been playing Charlotte for the better part of the last 20 years. His killer Fender Tone and, mature songwriting and vocals have made him a fan favorite over the years. It also landed him a job with Grammy Nominated, multi-talented Ruthie Foster as her lead guitarist. These days Hadden spends his time splitting time on the road with Ruthie’s band and Fronting his own Band. Hadden is a long time favorite of the Intrepid Office! A Major Talent! www.haddensayers.com
For the past decade or so, Nick Schnebelen has been the Lead Guitarist, Co-Vocalist and majority songwriter for the award winning Family Blues Band, Trampled Under Foot! He WON the prestigious Albert King Award for his Guitar playing in 2008 and has been a popular figure on the Blues and Roots scene ever since! This year, Nick is breaking away from Trampled Under Foot to set out on his own playing his style of Rockin’ Blues and Roots type music!!!
Tickets are only $12adv/$15dos and are on sale NOW!!! You may purchase tickets at The Neighborhood Theatre or MAXX MUSIC http://www.maxxmusic.com/
Our host Hotel is The Marriott Center City. When you call them to book your room, Be sure and ask for “The Intrepid Rate.”
MAKING RESERVATIONS BY PHONE
1. Dial 1-800-359-3204 toll free. Specify the Intrepid Artists Rooms.
2. State your arrival date and type of accommodations that you require.
3. Have a credit card available to hold the room.
4. Please make your reservations before January 12, 2015 as any unused rooms being held for this function will be released at that time.
5. Check-in time is after 3pm and check-out time is 12pm.
We’re literally rolling out the red carpet for this one and look forward to seeing you there!!!