Former BACK DOOR SLAM front man DAVY KNOWLES is back out touring in support of his latest studio album “THE OUTSIDER”, his upcoming film documentary “ISLAND BOUND”, and a series of new blues recordings scheduled for release from Q1 2016. In addition to prolonged radio and digital media campaigns, Knowles will hit clubs and festivals across the USA this year, including residencies at The Iridium, NYC and in his adopted home-town of Chicago, a string of dates with Brian Setzer and George Thorogood and on Joe Bonamassa’s prestigious ‘Blues Alive At Sea’ cruise in February 2016.
Knowles’s professional career started with a bang, arriving in America at the age of 19 with his band Back Door Slam, an acclaimed debut album, and rave reviews at SXSW 2007. From that dynamic introduction, Knowles proceeded to make a significant impact across US media – from memorable TV performances on Jimmy Kimmel and Good Morning America, to a three year run at radio with the singles ‘Come Home’ from the debut album Roll Away and ‘Tear Down the Walls’ and ‘Coming Up For Air’ from the Peter Frampton produced sophomore album – both albums hit Top 3 on the Billboard Blues Charts.
A relentless 4 year tour regime followed for Knowles in support of his albums, including legendary festivals such as Lollapalooza, Memphis In May, Bonnaroo, and Austin City Limits. Other highlights from this period include playing live to astronauts on the ISS from mission control in Houston, one of only a handful of artists to be invited to do so, three tours of the UK and Europe, and numerous international festivals including Jakarta, Tokyo, and Perth, Australia.
Announcing Popa Chubby’s new epic double live CD. Big Bad and Beautiful Popa Chubby Live!
New York Blues Rock guitar legend Popa Chubby releases this 27 track, 2 CD set recorded live in France!
The offering includes a vast selection of Chubby classics including Over The Rainbow and covers of some great Rolling Stones Standards.
World tour set to begin in Germany on October 15 2015.
Joe Louis Walker, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Blues Music Award winner, celebrates a career that exceeds a half a century. His new album Everybody Wants A Piece cements his legacy as a prolific torchbearer for the blues. Always an artist deeply expressive lyrically, Walker continues to write and sing about themes that are universal. This time out Joe has brought on Paul Nelson to produce his album which was recorded at his famed Chop Shop studio on the east coast. Nelson is a Grammy winning guitarist/producer who also appears as guest guitarist on two tracks on Everybody Wants A Piece. A true powerhouse guitar virtuoso, unique singer and prolific songwriter, Joe has toured extensively throughout his career, performed at the world’s most renowned music festivals, and earned a legion of dedicated fans.
Everybody Wants A Piece will be available for the first time at Joe’s appearance at Biscuits & Blues in San Francisco on September 18 and throughout his upcoming tour.
Intrepid Artists International Is Proud To Welcome Alligator Recording Artist, Toronzo Cannon!
Growing up in the shadow of Chicago’s blues mecca, Theresa’s Lounge, had a lasting effect on Toronzo Cannon. As a kid, Toronzo would listen to the raw, soulful sounds of legends like Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, and Muddy Waters. “It wasn’t just the music that got me, but the effect on the people. I knew right then, that was what I was gonna do.” These experiences led him to pick up his first guitar as a teenager and he began to learn to sing and play the sounds he heard. Inspired by the Three Kings (Freddie, B.B., and Albert), Jimi Hendrix, and some 70’s R&B/Soul, Toronzo soon developed his own sound. “If I wasn’t gigging, I was hitting every jam session I could find. I couldn’t get enough.” It was during this time that he developed his own powerful, gospel-flavored vocal style and electrifying stage presence.
He was nominated for a BLUES MUSIC AWARD for “BEST ROCK/BLUES CD”, and inducted into the Blues Hall Of Fame in 2013. This Bluesman is one of CHICAGO’S FINEST. Check him out, YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED.
Seven years ago while visiting New Orleans in the springtime, Seattle native Colin Lake met his future wife in the airport. The meeting sparked a cosmic chain reaction that would change his life forever. Overwhelmed by the gravity that seemed to be drawing him to the city, Lake moved to town less than a year later and his passion and innate feel for roots music would find fertile ground from which to spring. While his powerful vocal style and soulful touch on the guitar and lap steel owe heavily to countless blues greats, it’s Lake’s knack for song craft that sets him apart from almost anyone in that genre.
Lake’s forthcoming album, One Thing That’s For Sure, captures the songwriter’s unique musical vision, delivering penetrating lyrics with soul and gritty sincerity. On the album’s eleven original songs, Lake sings of love and longing, truth and transcendence, hope and struggle. These are love songs, but not just in the romantic sense — these are songs that celebrate love’s well earned triumph over fear and tread the territory where light and shadows meet.