19 years ago today, I started Intrepid Artists Int’l. I had no idea at the time it would grow into one of the World’s Premiere Blues & Roots Music Agencies. As we enter into our 20th year in business I am most blessed and grateful to have been able to come to work everyday with people I enjoy being around and proud to call not only my co workers, but more so, my friends. I am most grateful and proud to represent all the killer artists we have worked with over the years, too many to go through the list but you know who you are. I thank each and everyone of you for the opportunity and the privilege to represent you.
During this Holiday Season, Everyone at Intrepid Artists has a lot to be thankful for and we look forward to another Record Year in 2014! Thank you to EVERYONE that helped us to get to where we are today. We’re just gettin’ started! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Leading the way is the Reigning 2013 Harmonica Player of the Year, Alligator Recording artist Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, with 4 nominations! These include nominations for Band of the Year along with individual award nominations for B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and Harmonica Player of the Year for Rick Estrin and Guitar Player of the Year for Kid Andersen.
John Nemeth is proudly nominated for B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year. Phantom Blues Band’s Tony Braunagel and Mike Finnigan are nominated for Drummer of the Year and Pine Top Perkins Piano Player of the Year, respectively.
Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials are nominated for Band of the Year and Walter Trout is nominated for Rock Blues Album of the Year! We could not be more proud of all of our nominees! We thank all the nominators and fans who made this possible. We hope you will go to www.blues.org and vote for any and all artists represented by Intrepid. They are all very deserving. We could not be more proud!
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.