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Date posted: February 6, 2019

The BookendsOn 8th February 2019, Eric Gales returns with his brand new album The Bookends on Provogue/Mascot Label Group and it features collaborations with B. Slade, Doyle Bramhall II and Beth Hart.

The challenge for making The Bookends was for Gales to challenge himself. “As a guitar player it’s been established that I can play a little bit, just a little bit,” he smiles. But for this album he not only wanted to push himself as a musician, but also as a vocalist, to build up his vocal discography. “What spearheaded that was the artists that I have on the record,” he says.

Talking about being in the studio he elaborates; “The whole vocal thing was something I consciously wanted to push and Matt [Wallace] was on the same page, saying, ‘there’s gonna be sometimes you might not like me because I’m gonna push you because I feel that I know what you can do, and its more than just guitar playing’. It was just really powerful and moving.”

Date posted: January 24, 2019


BB King Entertainer of The Year

Sugaray Rayford
Lil’ Ed Wiliams

Band of The Year
Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials
Anthony Geraci & The Boston Blues All Stars

Album of The Year
“Rough Cut” – Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager
“Why Did You Have To Go” – Anthony Geraci

Contemporary Blues Female Artist of The Year
Vanessa Collier

Contemporary Blues Male Artist of The Year
Selwyn Birchwood
Toronzo Cannon
Kenny Neal

Blues Rock Artist of The Year
Eric Gales

Traditional Blues Album
“Why Did You Have To Go” – Anthony Geraci

Contemporary Blues Album of The Year
“Wild Again” – The Proven Ones

Song of The Year
“Angelina, Angelina” written by Anthony Geraci sung by Sugaray Rayford
“Cognac” – Buddy Guy, Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming

Acoustic Artist of The Year
Hadden Sayers

Soul/ Blues Male Artist of The Year
Sugaray Rayford

Traditional Blues Male Artist
Anthony Geraci

Instrumentalist (Horn)
Vanessa Collier

Instrumentalist (Guitar)
Laura Chavez

Instrumentalist (Bass)
Willie J Campbell

Instrumentalist (Piano)
Anthony Geraci
Mike Finnigan

Instrumentalist (Drums)
Jimi Bott
Tom Hambridge
Tony Braunagel

Date posted: December 20, 2018

Intrepid Artists International proudly celebrates 24 years of Rockin’ The Blues and Roots World with Integrity and Honesty!

From all of us at Intrepid, We sincerely thank each and every one of you that has helped to make this all possible! We value the relationships that we have built together with our clients and NEVER take that for granted! Without you, there would be no Intrepid! So as we celebrate our 24th year in business, We raise our glasses in your honor!

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

No Apologies, No Regrets, Much Respect!

Date posted: December 20, 2018

“Peace, Love, and Loud Guitars is without a doubt the best album of Anthony Gomes’ career. Gomes has been around the block in the blues rock scene and just continues to get better and better. This is a statement album from an artist helping to keep real, genuine, blues and rock music alive.” – Pete Francis

Date posted: November 29, 2018

Feline RootsIndependently released on house label Deep Fryed Records, Hill lets her soul rip on “Feline Roots”. This new collection of songs by Nikki again displays her now well-known stance to champion for the pioneers of roots and rock n’ roll, while remaining in perpetual forward motion, inviting anyone who wants to come along for the journey. The songs imagine the southern soul rocker at times waving her flag in surrender, then in the next moment finding her way back into the climb, bending through supercharged blues, punk soul, revival tent gospel, rockabilly shouts, whatever it takes to get there. Nikki has never been afraid to take the road less traveled, and it’s clear with “Feline Roots” that she’s living every word.

Date posted: October 19, 2018

Paramount after 100 plus years of blues music is the indefinable spirit of deep expression beyond words and notes. Anthony Gomes, the Canadian blues guitar hero and scholar with impeccable taste, personifies that spirit. The glorious result is stunningly emotional, timeless music, including the 12 original compositions on his 13th album. Band mates Mike Brignardello (bass), Greg Morrow (drums, percussion), David Smith (keyboards) and Chris Leuzinger (acoustic guitar) kick hard while never leaving the pocket.

Anthony Gomes has nothing left to prove while leaving all his passion on the table. Nonetheless, he continues striving to not only find the legendary “lost chord,” but the ultimate combinations of words, notes and performance. We are fortunate to accompany him on his journey.