Date posted: February 9, 2017

Albert CastigliaWe are excited to add Albert to the Intrepid Artists roster! 

“Albert Castiglia her separates himself from the guitar slinger pack by way of a tastier-than-the-typical song list, lyrically catchy, rhythmically varied and much of it penned by the Miami-bred axeman” – Duane VerhRoots Music Reports

“It has been one of my pleasures to watch Castiglia’s artistry grow. Castiglia has never sounded better. “Solid Ground” is without a doubt his best yet.”- Richard LudmererMaking The Scene
 
“Fine musicianship with strong original material and choice covers make this one that blues fans will not want to miss” – Don Crow – Nashville Blues Society
 
Date posted: January 30, 2017

bma38thAlbum of the Year
Kenny Neal – Bloodline
Toronzo Cannon – The Chicago Way

Band of the Year
Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials

B.B King Entertainer of the Year
John Nemeth
Lil Ed

Contemporary Blues Album
Kenny Neal – Bloodline
Toronzo Cannon – The Chicago Way
Contemporary Blues Male Artists
Albert Castiglia
Kenny Neal
Toronzo Cannon

Instrumentalist – Drums
Tony Braunagel

Rock Blues Album of the Year
Albert Castiglia – Big Dog
Walter Trout – Alive in Amsterdam

Song of the Year
“Walk A Mile In My Blues” – written by David Duncan, Curtis Salgado, & Mike Finnigan and performed by Curtis Salgado on The Beautiful Lowdown
“Walk it Off” written and performed by Toronzo Cannon on The Chicago Way

Soul Blues Album of The Year
Curtis Salgado – The Beautiful Lowdown

Soul Blues Male Artist
Curtis Salgado

Traditional Blues Male Artist
Lil’ Ed Williams

Date posted: January 11, 2017

Kenny Neal’s newest album Bloodline was nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album for the 59th annual Grammy Awards!grammynom

Date posted: November 11, 2016

 We are thrilled to have Anthony Gomes back on our roster! The Toronto singer/songwriter/guitarist, Anthony Gomes, is propelling blues rock into the contemporary music culture with his unapologetic approach to reinventing the genre in reAnthony Gomeslevant and fresh ways.  “The blues is old, but not tired” said Anthony, adding: “It speaks as truthfully today, and for this generation, as it ever has.”  Blues Music Magazine writes that, “the formidable guitar chops and authentic singing place him in the forefront of modern blues.”  This, along with his high-energy shows and dynamic stage presence, make him one of the top draws on the Rock/Blues circuit today. And the facts speak for themselves. Gomes has performed in 17 countries and has shared the stage with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Robert Plant, Joe Bonamassa, Heart, Jonny Lang, Sammy Hagar, 38 Special, Robert Cray and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. The Toronto singer/songwriter/guitarist, has been creating virtuosic, burning blues since his recorded debut in 1998. 12 releases and numerous awards and ecstatic accolades later, Gomes shows no signs of slowing down with his latest musical offering being his most successful to date.  The aptly-named riff-laden Electric Field Holler crackles with bare wire passion and has received highly acclaimed recognition; reaching #1 on Roots Music Report’s Blues Rock Chart, hitting #1 on ReverbNation’s Global Blues Chart and earning several nominations for Blues Rock Album of the Year. 

Date posted: September 9, 2016

Eric GalesEric Gales grew up in a musical family with four brothers, two of them who learned to play the guitar upside down and left handed in the same fashion that Eric does. Eric’s brother Eugene Gales played bass in the Eric Gales Band and his brother Little Jimmy King had a thriving career as a blues artist himself before his untimely death in 2002. Eric released his first record in 1991 at the young age of 16 for Elektra Records to an amazing response from the media and music fans around the globe. Guitar World Magazine Reader’s Poll named Eric “Best New Talent,” in 1991. After recording a second record for Elektra, all three brothers teamed up in 1996 as The Gales Brothers to record “Left Hand Brand,” which was recorded for the House of Blues label. Through the years, it has not been unusual to look out in the audience and see the likes of Carlos Santana, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, B. B. King, or Eric Clapton looking on in amazement. Word spread quickly about Eric as he was taking his God-given talents to places that no one else had ever been. Since the turn of the century, Eric has recorded numerous records for multiple record labels as well as appearing as a guest on many others. As both an African-American left-handed guitarist of extraordinary ability and an expressive vocalist, it is natural for people to compare Eric to Hendrix but Eric has developed a unique hybrid of blues/rock that draws from influences as diverse as Albert King, Eric Johnson, Carlos Santana. With a unique blend of rock, funk, and blues, Eric Gales stands head and shoulders above other guitarists in his genre and is out to blow your mind and expand your musical horizons!

The road can be tough on musicians, and has certainly treated Eric no differently than others. Over the years he has had his ups and downs and battled some of his own demons. As 2016 comes to an end and 2017 comes into play, Eric is clean and sober and his clarity and focus to be the very best he can be is at an all time high! He is fully focused on his music, his wife and his sobriety. There has never been a better time to see Eric Gales LIVE!!!