Date posted: February 14, 2018

Lance LopezTexas six string legend Lance Lopez is set to unleash his long-awaited new solo album, Tell The Truth, March 2nd 2018 on Mascot Label Group. Tell The Truth is an autobiographical tour-de-force through the life and times of an archetypal Texas blues legend with all the highs and lows that inevitably accompany this time honored path. Lance Lopez has been on a slow, steady climb up the mountain to the blues rock hall of heavyweights for the last decade, and this album declares his arrival.

Tell The Truth is the record on which Lance Lopez finally defines his solo sound – there’s loads of his famous hard-edged gritty guitars, lovingly parsed and layered throughout, but there’s also a powerful full band sound on every track with throbbing bass lines, sumptuous piano and organ, wicked blues harp, thunderous drums, and Lopez’s industrial strength vocals across the whole of this outstanding songset.

With one foot in the blues, and one foot in rock ’n’ roll, Lopez straddles the divide brilliantly. The soul that he brings to this recipe is the gravy on top, and it makes for a very tasty, satisfying meal. This album is electrifying. It rolls through like a thunderous majestic freight train of truth, pain, and hope.

Date posted: February 13, 2018

The Paul DesLauriers Band

Undeniably part of Canada’s musical elite The Paul DesLauriers Band is made up of guitarist and singer Paul DesLauriers and the rhythm section of Greg Morency on bass and Sam Harrisson on drums. They are all regular nominees and winners at the Maple Blues Awards and Quebec Lys Blues Awards as well as Crowned Entertainer of the Year for the second year in a row at the 21st annual Maple Blues Awards held on January 15th 2018 in Toronto, Canada.

These Montreal-based, Canadian Blues veterans blend rock with straight-ahead blues in a way that echoes the vibe of the great power trios from the 60’s and 70’s, yet they take the music to another level via modern stylings and an attack that’s free of clichés. The aural texture of their music changes on a dime from guitar-driven pyrotechnic blazing to a much milder blues boogie with seamless ease. It’s all wondrously peppered with pleasing funky bass lines and a swamp-blues backbeat.

Keep your eyes and ears peeled as they are sure to be coming to a city near you soon.

Date posted: January 12, 2018

Rough CutRough Cut is the first collaborative album from award-winning soul, blues and R&B vocalist Curtis Salgado and renowned guitarist Alan Hager. Salgado’s earth-shaking vocals and forceful harmonica playing have been devastating audiences around the world for over 30 years. Guitarist Alan Hager has been wowing fellow musicians from his hometown of Portland, Oregon and beyond for decades.

With Curtis’ inspired singing and world-class harmonica playing and Alan’s spellbinding guitar, Rough Cut is the album Salgado and Hager have always wanted to make together – soulful, sparse and haunting. The music is a moving exploration of the joyful, emotionally uplifting power of passionately played and soulfully sung acoustic blues. They’ll perform together as a duo both on their own and during Curtis’ full band shows, giving their fans a taste of what Alan calls “American Classical music.” “This type of music moves us the most,” says Salgado. “You believe it when you hear it.”

Date posted: January 9, 2018

Intrepid Artists International would like to congratulate ALL of the 2018 Blues Music Award Nominees. ESPECIALLY those we are proud to represent! Intrepid has 10 different artists represented in 12 different categories (16 total nominations)

B.B. King Entertainer
Sugaray Rayford

Contemporary Blues Album 
Selwyn Birchwood – Pick Your Poison

Contemporary Blues Female Artist
Vanessa Collier

Contemporary Blues Male Artist
Selwyn Birchwood
Toronzo Cannon

Rock Blues Album
Walter Trout – We’re All In This Together

Rock Blues Artist 
Eric Gales
Walter Trout

Soul Blues Album
Sugaray Rayford – The World That We Live In

Soul Blues Male Artist 
Curtis Salgado
Sugaray Rayford

Instrumentalist – Vocals
John Németh
Sugaray Rayford

Instrumentalist – Horn 
Vanessa Collier

Instrumentalist – Bass
Larry Fulcher

Instrumentalist – Drums
Tony Braunagel

Date posted: November 29, 2017

Two DogsPopa Chubby drops a big, bad, sonic bomb with his excellent and timely new album, Two Dogs. On it, Popa explores myriad musical styles and genres while keeping it close to his rock and soul core. You’ll hear the Popa you know and love and things you haven’t heard before.

In the album’s liner notes, Popa expresses how he feels about the times we live in and expands on the inspiration behind the title song: “We have become polarized as a race. There is a battle inside each of us. Each day we rise and must choose our path calling upon each other and our own spirits for strength and courage. The dog we feed is the one that rules, the dog we starve dies of neglect. It is up to each of us to use our spirit to feed the dog that will enable all of us to thrive.”