Date posted: January 22, 2015

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:

T10847522_10153802398144460_7896260625911215714_oISHAMINGOAthens 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! .

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!

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!

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!”

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!

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 

Our host Hotel is The Marriott Center City. When you call them to book your room, Be sure and ask for “The Intrepid Rate.”

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!!!

Date posted: January 9, 2015

Diamond DaysThe Steepwater Band has announced the release of Diamond Days: The Best of The Steepwater Band 2006-2014. The new album will be out on 2/17 via the band’s new label Sun Pedal Recordings (Warner Music Group). Back in October they asked fans to help make the tough decision of which songs would make the cut and now that all the responses have been collected, TSB is proud to bring you a true “best of.”

In addition to remastering songs that encompass the band’s 16 year long career, they recorded a new version of the fan favorite “Hard As Stone” as well as a brand new track called “Silver Lining.” The record will be available digitally and on CD with a vinyl release on 4/18.

“Silver Lining” and “Hard As Stone (2015)” will be the first studio recordings with the band’s newest member, guitarist Eric Saylors. Diamond Days will be a sneak peek of the group’s new sound before they release a brand new full-length album this Spring.

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