Intrepid Agents and Staff
Rick Booth – President/International Tours/Festivals
Jake Lankheit – Vice President of North American Touring/ Sr. Artist Representative
Kevin Hopkins – Sr. Artist Representative
Cameron Farquhar – Artist Representative
Will Johnston – Assistant to The President and International Tours
Michelle Kiser – Office Manager
Intrepid Artists Int’l was founded in Dec of 1994 by current owner and President of the company, Rick Booth. Our offices are located in beautiful midtown Charlotte, NC overlooking the uptown skyline. Intrepid has always chosen to remain a“boutique” agency with emphasis on “Quality” NOT “Quantity.” For more than two decades, we have represented some of the very finest musicians in the world and have become known throughout the industry as an agency that can be counted on for not only delivering great music but also for our honesty, integrity, service and reliability. With a full staff of knowledgeable agents, Intrepid and/or it’s agents have been recognized by The Blues Foundation on a record three separate occasions for being the Best Agency in the business. Blues Wax Magazine has recognized Intrepid as The Best in the Business as well and the city of Charlotte’s Mayor’s office has also recognized Intrepid for representing the city well in the music industry. American Blues Scene writes, “ Intrepid Artists may have more class than any other agency and in the meantime provides some of the best music being made to a worldwide audience.”
Intrepid’s staff has a combined 76 plus yrs experience at Intrepid alone and a total of 80 yrs of professional experience in the music industry We pride ourselves on having a very diverse roster, representing a wide range of music that includes, Blues, Blues/Rock, Funk, Soul, Jam, Roots Rock, and Zydeco music. As many of you know, since Intrepid was in it’s early stages we have always had the finest stable of “Blues Rockin’ GuitarSlingers” in the business that now includes Walter Trout, Eric Gales, Davy Knowles, Popa Chubby, Albert Castiglia, Jimmy Thackery, Gary Hoey, Lance Lopez, Anthony Gomes and Paul DesLauriers just to name a few.
We also represent some of the finest blues artists in the business including Kenny Neal, Sugaray Rayford, BB King’s Blues Band w/ Special Guests, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Mr Sipp, Curtis Salgado, John Nemeth, Selwyn Birchwood, Toronzo Cannon, Blues Beatles, John Mooney, and The Phantom Blues Band.
If you like “Real” Old School Soul, Look no further than Curtis Salgado, Kelly Finnigan & The Atonements and John Nemeth & The Blue Dreamers.
Carolyn Wonderland, Nikki Hill, Vanessa Collier and Heather Gillis are the cream of the crop when it comes to Females in the Roots Rock & Blues Music World! THE TOP OF THE HEAP!
If you are looking for more roots rock, Brass, pop and funk, then look no further than Honey Island Swamp Band, Polyrhythmics, The Empire Strikes Brass, The Mantras, Mother’s Finest, Simplified, and The Steepwater Band.
Call us to discuss All Star Bands and special packages such as:
BB King’s Blues Band featuring special guests such as Taj Mahall, Tito Jackson and others.
The Proven Ones feat. Jimi Bott, Kid Ramos, Willie J Campbell, Anthony Geraci and Brian Templeton.
Band of Friends (A Celebration of Rory Gallagher) feat Davy Knowles, Gerry McAvoy and Ted McKenna.
The Phantom Blues Band feat. Mike Finnigan, Larry Fulcher, Tony Braunagel, Joe Sublett, Johnny Lee Schell and Les Lovitt
Blues Giants feat. Sugaray Rayford, Albert Castiglia, Nick Schnebelen, Jimi Bott and Willie J Campbell
If the Louisiana sounds of Zydeco is your thing, then we have that too, representing The World’s Premiere Zydeco Showman, Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp (GRAMMY WINNER).
As you can see, there is a little something for everybody at Intrepid. We have become the one stop shop for “Simply the Best Music on the Planet!”
Thanks for taking the time to check us out! We hope you enjoy our website and we look forward to working with you in the future!