Date posted: December 19, 2014

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We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season filled with Peace and Joy from our family to yours! We thank you for your business in 2014 and look forward to working with you in the upcoming year.

 Intrepid Artists International – Founded on this date, December 19, 1994. 

 Celebrating 20 years today!10710655_733530620029374_1750006059054288568_n

 Proudly Representing

 * The Bo-Keys * Carolyn Wonderland * Coco Montoya * Curtis Salgado * The Congress * Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band * Dana Fuchs * Davina & The Vagabonds Dead 27s * Eric Sardinas & Big Motor * Edward David Anderson * Guitar Shorty * Hadden Sayers * Honey Island Swamp Band * Janiva Magness * Jelly Bread * Jimmy Thackery  * Joe Louis Walker * John Mooney & Bluesiana * John Nemeth *  Lightnin’Malcolm * Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials * The Mantras * Mingo Fishtrap Mother’s Finest * Mud Morganfield * Nick Schnebelen * Nikki Hill * Popa Chubby * Phantom Blues Band * Rick Estrin & The Nightcats * Ronnie Baker Brooks * Selwyn Birchwood * TAUK * Simplified The Steepwater Band Walter Trout *

Date posted: December 17, 2014

20 anniversary 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:

Alligator Records artist, 2013 Int’l Blues Challenge Winner and 2015 Blues Music Award Nominee Selwyn Birchwood Band,

2008 Int’l Blues Challenge Winner, Albert King Guitar Award Winner and 2014 Blues Music Award Winner Slick Nick Schnebelen (of Trampled Under Foot),

Living Blues Award Winner, 2014 Blues Music Award Winner and multiple 2015 Blues Music Award Nominee John Nemeth,

Texas guitar slinger and Grammy Award Nominee Ruthie Foster’s lead guitarist Hadden Sayers Band,

Chicago rock ‘n’ rollers THE STEEPWATER BAND,

multiple Charlotte Music Award Winner Simplified

and last but not least “a very rare performance” by one of the finest rock bands to ever come out of Athens, GA…Tishamingo.

Tickets are only $12adv/$15dos and go on sale this Friday thru the venue website. We’re literally rolling out the red carpet for this so let’s party y’all!

Date posted: December 10, 2014

Blues Music Award12 Different Intrepid Artists Rack Up 23 Blues Music Awards Nominations in 17 different categories!

John Nemeth leads the way with an Intrepid Record of 6 nominations in one year!!!
Janiva Magness & Rick Estrin receive 3 nominations,
John Mooney, Joe Louis Walker and Mud Morganfield/Kim Wilson all received multiple nominations!!!
Congrats goes out to ALL of the Great Intrepid Artists that will represent us at the 2015 Blues Music Awards on May 7 in Memphis, TN.

 

Acoustic Album of the Year
Son & Moon (A Tribute to Son House) – John Mooney
Acoustic Artist of the Year
John Mooney
Album of The Year
Memphis Grease – John Nemeth
BB King Entertainer of The Year
John Nemeth
Rick Estrin
Band of The Year
John Nemeth & The Bo-Keys
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats
Best New Artist Album
Don’t Call No Ambulance – Selwyn Birchwood
Contemporary Blues Album of the Year
Original – Janiva Magness
Hornet’s Nest – Joe Louis Walker
Contemporary Blues Female Artist of The Year
Janiva Magness
Contemporary Blues Male Artist of The Year
Joe Louis Walker
Instrumental – Drums
Tony Braunagel
Instrumentalist – Guitar
Kid Andersen
Instrumental – Harmonica
Kim Wilson
Rick Estrin
Rock Blues Album of The Year
The Blues Came Callin’ – Walter Trout
Song of The Year
Bad Luck is My Name – written and performed by John Nemeth
Let Me Breathe – written by Janiva Magness & Dave Darling, performed by Janiva Magness
Soul Blues Album of The Year
Memphis Grease – John Nemeth
Soul Blues Male Artist of The Year
Curtis Salgado
John Nemeth
Traditional Blues Album of the Year
For Pops (A Tribute to Muddy Waters) – Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson

Date posted: December 4, 2014

Ronnie Baker Brooks 2 resize for blastIn the Olympic tradition, when the torch gets passed on, the flame transfers from one sure hand to the next — keeping it burning, while at the same time moving forward.  It’s a fitting image for young Chicago guitar hero RONNIE BAKER BROOKS on his aptly titled third release, THE TORCH.  Not only does he sing with soulful fire and play with a white-hot intensity; he’s also carrying the torch from the previous generation of soul and blues greats and moving the music into the future.
As the 17 original songs on THE TORCH make clear, RBB is the right man for the job. Brooks grew up steeped in American music tradition yet his focus remains resolutely on the future. As well as anyone of his generation, he knows the transcendent release at the heart of soul, blues and rock. He knows because, as the son of blues great Lonnie Brooks, he came of age watching the fieriest guitar players and most soulful singers of  a previous era express their deepest feelings through their music.

Date posted: November 25, 2014

Congress+press+photo+2014_highres resize for webWith their noses to the grindstone for the past few years, The Congress hasn’t had a moment to notice their ever changing surroundings. They have headlined tours across the US from coast to coast, as well as supporting full length tours for the likes of Tedeschi Trucks Band, Lake Street Dive, and Hard Working Americans, while incessantly playing their home turf in the Rocky Mountains in between these tours. The Congress has also succumbed to a growing writing habit that will culminate in the band’s second full length album in early 2015.