Intrepid Artists International
is proud to announce we will be handling
all bookings for
Selwyn Birchwood continuously wows audiences with high-energy performances rooted deeply in the traditions of the blues greats. Selwyn took top honors at the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN, winning the band competition and also taking home the prestigous Albert King Award for “Best Guitarist” in the competition finals.
Diamond Day Records is excited to announce the release of The Steepwater Band’s new record: LIVE & HUMBLE! Recorded this past April at the Ace Bar in Chicago, this album is the first to feature TSB’s latest four-piece line-up. The record will be released Tuesday, December 3 on CD and iTunes.
The band is celebrating the release of LIVE & HUMBLE on Friday, November 29 at the Double Door in Chicago. You can join the band in the festivities and be the first to grab a copy of the album on that very evening. Getting the party started are two of TSB’s great friends: The Muggs, heavy psychedelic blues from Detroit, Michigan, and the Chicago R&B soul of the Nick Moss Band.
Tickets are on sale now, get em here!
Keep tuning back into steepwater.com for treats for your eyes and ears from this highly anticipated album that features over 75 minutes of kinetic live Steepwater Band rock n’ roll.
LIVE & HUMBLE
- Remember the Taker
- Off the Rails
- At the Fall of the Day
- Come On Down
- Dance Me a Number
- High and Humble
- Meet Me In the Aftermath
- Boom Boom / How Many More Times
- My Back Pocket
- All the Way to Nowhere
- World Keeps Moving On
Gig details: The Steepwater Band presents
LIVE & HUMBLE Release Party
Friday, Nov 29 2013
DOUBLE DOOR, Chicago IL
Meet TAUK, a band that delivers a unique blend of rock-fusion with a fresh experimental spirit. Since forming earlier this decade, the NYC-based group has built an impressive DIY buzz scoring opening gigs for moe., Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Tea Leaf Green, and sets at Bonnaroo, Gathering of the Vibes, Hangout Music Fest, Peach Festival with The Allman Brothers, Summercamp, and Floyd Fest.
“Tauk’s instrumental music melds genres and styles, creating a hard-charging, often melodic fusion that – thanks to a penchant for improv – offers limitless possibilities” - The Washington Post
“Tauk is an incredibly impressive ensemble of talent. The four-piece band carries an incredible groove that meshes jazz and funk with a fresh pop sound.” - Relix Magazine
TAUK is Matt Jalbert (Guitar), Charlie Dolan (Bass), Alric “A.C.” Carter (Keyboard-Organ), and Isaac Teel (Drums). Forming in middle school, a majority of TAUK’s members have been playing together for over a decade. The group experimented with their sound throughout the years both individually while studying at top music universities and conservatories, and together as a band – always working to find their ideal sound. It wasn’t until 2012 with the addition of drummer, Isaac Teel, and the realization the band could build a fan base around a completely instrumental act, that the pieces fell into place.
Intrepid Artists is proud to announce the addition of Coco Montoya to our award winning roster of artists.
Guitar One Magazine calls guitarist/vocalist Coco Montoya “the hottest southpaw in the blues” and raves about his “master touch and killer tone.” The Boston Globe succinctly states that Montoya’s music is “hot, blistering soul.” From his early days as a drummer to his current status as one of the top-drawing guitarists and vocalists on the blues-rock scene, Montoya earned his status through years of hard work and constant touring. It all started with a chance meeting in the mid-1970s with legendary bluesman Albert Collins, who offered Montoya a gig as his drummer. Albert took an immediate liking to Montoya, becoming his mentor and teaching his new protégé the secrets of Collins’ “icy hot” style of blues guitar. Five years later, British blues icon John Mayall happened to catch Montoya at a jam session and was blown away. Mayall recruited him as his guitarist in the legendary Bluesbreakers, and Montoya spent the next 10 years touring non-stop, proving himself to be a world-class guitar master in one of the most renowned blues bands in existence. The rest is History!
“Smoldering blues and southern-fried rock ‘n’ roll with a master touch and killer soloing”
“An astounding guitar virtuoso and a forceful singer.”
“A monster lead guitarist; his blues rocks with a passion.”
“Montoya is at the forefront of contemporary blues guitarists.”
We have some exciting changes going on at Intrepid and want you to be the first to know about them. Intrepid Artists and our current Northeast agent, Brad Stewart have mutually agreed to part ways. Brad has been an important part of our organization since about this time in 2005. We have accomplished a lot together over the years and will remain friends and allies. With that being said, it is time for a change. Brad moved to Nashville, TN three years ago and things have not really been the same. Intrepid feels that in order to provide you with the best possible service then we need to keep all of our agents “in house”. This means all agents on the same page, working out of the same office under the same roof. Brad plans to try his hand at band management and is in a very good place to do that. We all wish him well and will do what we can to help him out. Hopefully we will get to work together again sometime down the road. With all of this said, Intrepid is more than prepared for this change and very excited about some new possibilities for our artists.
Kevin Hopkins, a six year veteran agent with Intrepid and a REAL Nose for the business, will be taking over all northeast territory and all of Brad’s former clients. I assure you that Kevin is extremely familiar with this territory, excited to have the opportunity to work it and will thrive in the Northeast environment. You can count on it!
As for the Southeast Territory, Intrepid Artists would like to welcome Zach McNabb to the Intrepid Family. Zach is the former promoter and talent buyer from Charlotte’s Neighborhood Theatre (1000 cap) and President of promotional company Zali Presents. The Neighborhood Theatre was always ranked in Pollstar’s Top 100 Clubs during Zach’s tenure. Zach is not only familiar with the Club Scene, but has also been involved with several festivals including Camp Bisco, The Echo Project, Am Jam and CounterPoint Music Festival. He has also promoted, worked and organized over 1200 Concerts and many music and arts festivals. He has a background in marketing, promotions, talent buying, production and show operations. For the past 10 years, he has dealt directly with almost every major agency out there and is known for his straight up, honest approach to business. Anyone that knows Zach or has dealt with him in the music industry knows that he takes care of business and is extremely accountable and sharp! Zach has been in the office at Intrepid Artists for the past month or so familiarizing himself with the way we do business around here. He is quick to learn and a pleasure to have in the office. I must say, I am thrilled to welcome someone of his caliber to our team!
We have already begun the “change over” process and should have a complete changeover in the next week or so. Both Intrepid Artists and Brad Stewart are excited about our futures and wish each other all the best! Please feel free to reach out to Brad to wish him well at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out to Zach to welcome him to the team at email@example.com . I am sure they would both love to hear from you!
We are extremely excited about the upcoming year and already have a lot in the works. The Intrepid family is stronger than ever and we are honored to be able to work with you! It’s an honor that we do not take lightly.
Thank you for your continued support as we make this change. I don’t think it will affect the way we conduct business with you in any way, except for the fact that Everyone that works at Intrepid will now ALL be under the same roof again. We look forward to celebrating Intrepid’s 20th anniversary and another great year in 2014.
Intrepid Artists International