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Hot New Releases from the Intrepid Ones!

Dana Fuchs
Love To Beg
In stores soon
Sonny Moorman
Up To My Neck In The Blues
Chris Duarte
Infinite Energy
Kenny Neal
Hooked On Your Love
Bernard Allison
The Otherside
Ana Popovic
An Evening at Trasimeno Lake (DVD)
Joe Louis Walker
Blues Conspiracy: Live on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise
John Németh
Name The Day
Walter Trout
Common Ground
John Lee Hooker, Jr
Live in Istanbul
Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
Janiva Magness
The Devis is an Angel Too
Guitar Shorty
Bare Knuckles
Ana Popovic
Blind for Love
Joe Louis Walker
Between A Rock And The Blues
Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band
Greatest Hits Volume 2
Shane Dwight
Gimme Back My Money
Shane Dwight
Plays The Blues
Janiva Magness
What Love Will Do
Watermelon Slim & The Workers
Escape from the Chicken Coop
Nick Moss & The Fliptops featuring Lurrie Bell
Live at Chans 2
Walter Trout
Unspoiled By Progress
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats
John Nemeth
Love Me Tonight
Curtis Salgado
Clean Getaway
Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm
2 Man Wrecking Crew


Walter Trout's Common Ground one of the Top 10 Blues Albums of 2010

"Like a pint with an old friend, Trout's 20th album is seldom revelatory, but it reminds you what you liked about him in the first place: molten Stratocaster solos, superior original material, and a palpable desire to piss on the blues gestapo's rulebook with dips into funk and hard rock. Reel this one in."
- Henry Yates, Classic Rock Magazine


Popa Chubby Joins Intrepid!

Welcome Popa Chubby to the Intrepid Family!


Intrepid Artists' Nominated for 21 Blues Music Awards in 2011

Album of the Year

* Janiva Magness The Devil is an Angel Too

BB King Entertainer of the Year

* Janiva Magness
* Joe Louis Walker
* Kenny Neal

Band of the Year

* Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
* Rick Estrin & the Nightcats

Contemporary Blues Album of the Year

* Janiva Magness The Devil is an Angel Too
* John Németh Name the Day!

Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year

* Janiva Magness

Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year

* Joe Louis Walker
* John Németh
* Kenny Neal
* Nick Moss

DVD of the Year

* NorthernBlues Music Live at Ground Zero Blues Club
(Watermelon Slim & the Workers)


* Cedric Burnside
* Tony Braunagel (Phantom Blues Band)


* Joe Louis Walker

Rock Blues Album of the Year

* Nick Moss Privileged
* Walter Trout Common Ground

Song of the Year

* Bruce Iglauer/Wyzard/David Kearney "Please Mr. President"
(Guitar Shorty – Bare Knuckle)

Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year

* Curtis Salgado

Intrepid Artists' take four out of five nominations for Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year!

See the full list of Nominees


In Remembrance of
John Lennon

A light extinguished too soon. You are missed.


Chubby Carrier Garners a Grammy Nomination!

Intrepid wants to congratulate Chubby Carrier on his Grammy Nomination for Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album for his release Zydeco Junkie. (


Congratulations John Németh on the New Arrival!

"Eva Grace (Gracie) Németh was born yesterday at 7:30am. Mama and the baby are healthy and happy! She was 6.5 pounds and 19 inches!"


Janiva Magness has been nominated for the coveted BB King International Artist of the Year Award!

Janiva Magness has been nominated for the coveted BB King International Artist of the Year Award (Canada's top blues award) for the 14th Annual Maple Blues Awards -- The winner will be announced at the Annual Maple Blues Awards Gala in Toronto on Jan 17, 2011. Voting is open from now thru Dec 11th to anyone across Canada with a valid email address. All you need to do is register here register and VOTE FOR JANIVA!


Charlie Noble Has Passed Away

Longtime friend of Intrepid and the man behind the Key Palace Theatre in Red Key, IN, Charlie Noble passed away Nov 1. Our thoughts and prayers go out to he and his family. Thank you for all the great shows you put on over the years and thank you for being a friend. Rest In Peace Charlie!


Congratulations to Nick Moss on his 2010 Blues Blast Music Award!

The 2010 Blues Blast Music Awards were announced Thursday night October 29, at Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago.

Best Contemporary Blues Recording
Nick Moss - Privileged


Sonny Moorman is Up to His Neck in the Blues

In stores now!


Intrepid Is Proud to Announce the Signing of Dana Fuchs!

We would like to welcome Dana Fuchs to the Intrepid Family. Dana has appeared as Janis Joplin in the off-Broadway show "Love, Janis" as well as co-staring in the 2007 Columbia Pictures' film Across The Universe.


Chris Duarte Unleashes Infinite Energy
October 19


Trampled Under Foot Signs with Intrepid!

Intrepid Artists Int'l is happy to announce we will be handling exclusive worldwide bookings for blues sensations, Trampled Under Foot (TUF). TUF became a crowd favorite after running away with the International Blues Talent Contest and also receiving the prestigious Albert King Award in Memphis in 2008. Since that time, the band made up of brothers Nick (guitar) and Chris Schnebelen (drums) and their sister Danielle Schnebelen on bass and lead vocals have been conquering the blues world racking up many awards and accolades, festival appearances, and mileage. 2011 is destined to be their biggest year to date and we look forward to bringing them to you.


Nick Moss on the Cover of Southland Blues

Nick Moss is featured on the September cover of Southland Blues. Check him out! (


John Lee Hooker, Jr Playing for the US Open

John Lee Hooker Jr has recorded an intro teaser for the US Open Tennis Tournament performing "Boom Boom Boom." The teaser will play daily at 11:00a EST (8:00a PST) everyday for the next two weeks (starting August 30). Catch him on ESPN 2 and the Tennis Channel! (


Intrepid Artists Announces the Signing of Spiritual Rez!

Intrepid Artists Int'l is extremely excited to announce the signing of Spiritual Rez, the 6 piece "funky, reggae, horn Party" out of Boston, MA. Having WON the 2007 Boston Music Award for Best World Music Act and Alumni of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, this band provides a unique blend of Reggae, Funk, Afrobeat and Rock that makes them one of the most energetic live touring bands on the road today! Their 3rd CD The Nexus was just released Aug 17 and the band will be touring non-stop to support their latest effort throughout the rest of this year and certainly well into 2011! Don't miss the ferocious live energy of Spiritual Rez.


Joe Louis Walker Announces His New CD Blues Conspiracy: Live on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

Stony Plain Records announces a September 28 release date for multiple Grammy and Blues Music Award-winner Joe Louis Walker's new CD, Blues Conspiracy: Live on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, featuring special guests Johnny Winter, Duke Robillard, Tommy Castro, Kenny Neal, Tab Benoit and a host of other blues all-stars. Stony Plain Records is distributed in the U.S. by ADA.


Congratulations to Joe Louis Walker and John Németh for their 2010 Living Blues Awards!

The 2010 Living Blues Award winners have been announced in the special 40th Anniversary issue of Living Blues. Intrepid Artists Int'l wishes to congratulate John Németh for being named Most Outstanding Blues Singer in the Readers Poll and Joe Louis Walker for being named Most Outstanding Musician(Guitar) in the Critics Poll. Congrats! You are both VERY worthy and we are proud of you!


John Németh to Perform on Memphis Beat August 3!

Not only will John Németh be a featured guest on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition this Saturday, June 26th but he will be performing on TNT's new series Memphis Beat on August 3. Be sure to check him out!


Janiva Magness Appears on the Cover of The DirectBuzz

Janiva Magness is featured in the latest issue of The DirectBuzz. To read Janiva's interview visit


Joe Louis Walker on the Cover of Twój Blues

Joe Louis Walker graces the cover and is featured in Twój Blues Magazine (Poland's only magazine devoted to the blues) – due out on newsstands last week of June.


Intrepid Artists' Nominated for 8 2010 Blues Blast Awards

Nick Moss & The Flip Tops

* Best Contemporary Blues CD
* Best Blues Band
* Best Male Blues Artist

Joe Louis Walker

* Best Contemporary Blues CD
* Best Blues Song (I'm Tide)

Janiva Magness

* Best Female Blues Artist

John Németh

* Best Male Blues Artist

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats

* Best Blues Band

See the full list of Nominees


Lil' Ed Williams Joins Conan O'Brien on Stage at the Chicago Theatre

Chicago slide guitar master Lil' Ed Williams (leader of Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials) joined Conan O'Brien on stage during his sold-out "Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television" performance at the Chicago Theatre on May 20, 2010. Ed, along with the house band led by Jimmy Vivino, performed his original song, Icicles In My Meatloaf.

Conan and Lil' Ed first met back in 2006 when O'Brien brought his Late Night show to Chicago. Ed appeared with O'Brien in a hilarious filmed segment, followed by Ed sliding across the stage of the Chicago Theatre on his knees while playing and then jamming with the Late Night host. The entire Late Night staff was so impressed by Ed's talent and charisma that they invited him and The Blues Imperials back to New York for a full song performance later that year.


Intrepid Artists congratulates our 2010 Blues Music Awards Winners!

Pictured is Joe Louis Walker wowing the crowds at the 2010 BMAs.

Album of The Year

Joe Louis Walker Between a Rock and the Blues


Cedric Burnside

Soul Blues Male Artist

Curtis Salgado


Joe Louis Walker on the Cover of Blues Revue!

Joe Louis Walker will be featured on the cover of Blues Revue's June edition! This addition will also include the 2010 Blues Festival Guide. Be sure to grab your copy when it hits newsstands!


Intrepid brings Jimmy Thackery home!

Intrepid Artists and Jimmy Thackery go waaaay back! Jimmy Thackery and The Drivers were one of the original bands we represented when Intrepid was founded. After more than a decade apart Jimmy and Intrepid have been reunited. Intrepid Artists Int'l is proud to announce that we will be handling all of Jimmy & The Drivers' bookings worldwide from this point on. Former booking agent, Harry Turner will now be managing the band. Please contact us today to book one of the most amazing guitarists of our generation.


Brad's Baby!

Congratulations goes out to our very own Bradley F Stewart and his wife Alicia for the birth of their first child, A BOY!!! Sunday evening, March 7th , Alicia Stewart gave birth to Braden Walker Stewart weighing in at a healthy 7 lbs. 14 oz. GET OFF BRADLEY!!!


Bobby Alexis Passed Away

Guitar Shorty's former keyboardist, Bobby Alexis, had a massive heart attack yesterday and died the morning of Friday, March 5. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.


Sonny Moorman Joins the Intrepid Artists' Family!

Intrepid would like to welcome Sonny Moorman!


Nick Moss on the Cover of Blues Revue!

Nick Moss will be featured on the cover of Blues Revue's March 9th edition! This addition will also include the 2010 Blues Festival Guide. Be sure to grab your copy when it hits newsstands!


Top 25 Greatest Blues Albums That Defined The Past Decade

Intrepid Artists Int'l is proud to represent 3 of the artists that were named to have put out the Top 25 Greatest Blues Albums That Defined The Past Decade according to Blues Revue Magazine Our congratulations go out to Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials #11 for their CD Rattleshake on Alligator Records in 2006, Nick Moss & The Fliptops #16 for their CD Play It 'Til Tomorrow on Blue Bella Records 2007, and Watermelon Slim & The Workers #19 for their CD Watermelon Slim & The Workers on Northern Blues 2006. These Cats are actually all in the top 20! What a great honor this is. Everyone at Intrepid Artists is so proud of you guys! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU!!!


Congratulations to the
Honey Island Swamp Band!

We would like to send a BIG Congrats out to The Honey Island Swamp Band for taking home the "Hardware" for Best Emerging Artist and Best Blues Album for their latest effort Wishing Well at OffBeat Magazine's annual Best of the Beat Awards held this past Friday (Jan 22) at the House of Blues in New Orleans! If you have not heard about these guys yet, you are missing the boat! What a great, new, refreshing sound for the Roots Music community to sink their teeth into. Check ‘em out at and see what the talk is all about. Find out the band that everyone in New Orleans is raving over! Coming soon to a city near you!


Guitar Shorty strikes with Bare Knuckles!

Legendary guitarist/vocalist Guitar Shorty is a giant in the blues world. Like a bare knuckled boxer, Shorty strikes with his blistering, physical guitar playing and his fierce vocals, connecting directly with body and soul. What really sets Shorty apart is his absolutely unpredictable, off-the-wall guitar playing. He reaches for sounds, riffs and licks that other blues players wouldn't even think of. With his new CD, Bare Knuckle, Guitar Shorty has created an album that is as memorable for its defiant vocals and contemporary, socially conscious lyrics as it is for his trademark menacing, slashing guitar work and hard-rocking spirit.


Lurrie Bell earns a Grammy Nomination

The Official Grammy Nominations were announced last night and Intrepid Artists Int'l would like to send a BIG Congratulations out to Lurrie Bell for being part of The Grammy nominated Chicago Blues: A Living History (Various Artists).


Congratulations Simplified!

Congratulations goes out to Clee Laster and Simplified for bringing home the Hardware at the 3rd Annual Charlotte Music Awards Nov 19, 2009. Simplified was voted Charlotte's BEST Rock Band and frontman Clee Laster took the prize for Charlotte's Best Male Vocalist. Congratulations Guys! We love ya'! Pictured: Paul Richards from ROCKMAN Mgmt, Timmy "Machine Gun" Lail, Clee Laster, Chris Sheridan, Chris Lynch and Rick Booth. © Chovis Ballard


Joe Louis Walker’s new CD "Between a Rock & The Blues" hits #1 on the Living Blues Radio Charts! Congrats Joe!


Nick Moss & The Flip Tops Take Home Top Honors

Congratulations to Nick Moss & The Flip Tops on their win of Best Blues Band at the 2009 Blues Blast Music Awards!


Ana Popovic:
Blind for Love

Check out Ana Popovic's latest chart-busting release, Blind For Love.


Rick Estrin & The Nightcats appear on House of Blues Radio Hour

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, currently celebrating the release of their debut CD, Twisted, will appear as featured guests on the nationally syndicated House Of Blues Radio Hour. The show will air the weekend of October 23 – 24. For a full list of broadcast times and stations, go to

Since the CD's June 2 release, Twisted has received glowing reviews from Billboard, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Blues Revue, Living Blues and many more national and regional publications. For more than 30 years and nine albums, Rick fronted the jumping, swinging Little Charlie & The Nightcats, featuring guitarist Little Charlie Baty. With Baty's recent retirement from touring, Estrin — along with the Nightcats' longtime rhythm section of J. Hansen and Lorenzo Farrell and a new member, fiery guitarist Kid Andersen — takes the lead on his own.


Watermelon Slim Graces the Cover of Blues Matters!

Be sure to check out the latest issue of the UK's #1 Blues Magazine, Blues Matters with Watermelon Slim on the cover!!! The new Aug-Sept '09 issue is on newsstands now!


Lil' Ed Hits the Cover of Living Blues Magazine!



Site updated January 27, 2011    

Artist Roster

Ana Popovic

Bernard Allison

Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm

Cedric Burnside Project

Chris Duarte Group

Chubby Carrier *

Curtis Salgado

Dana Fuchs

Guitar Shorty

Honey Island Swamp Band

Janiva Magness

Jimmy Thackery

Joe Louis Walker Band
(featuring Murali Coryell)

John Lee Hooker, Jr

John Mooney

John Németh

Kenny Neal

Lightnin' Malcolm Band

Lil' Brian & The Travelers

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials

Lil' Malcolm & The House Rockers

Lurrie Bell

Nick Moss & The Flip Tops

Mothers Finest *

Phantom Blues Band

Popa Chubby

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats

Shane Dwight


Sonny Moorman * (Festivals only)

Spiritual Rez


Trampled Under Foot

Walter Trout

Watermelon Slim

Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band

* Denotes Non-Exclusivity

§ Denotes World Wide Exclusivity Except Europe


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President /
Artist Representative

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Artist Representative

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Artist Representative

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Phone: 704.358.4777
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