About

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 office is located in beautiful midtown Charlotte, NC across from The Greenway and 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 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’ Guitar Slingers” in the business that now includes Eric Gales, Ana Popovic, Davy Knowles, Popa Chubby, Mike Zito, Albert Castiglia, Gary Hoey, Jimmy Thackery and Anthony Gomes just to name a few.

We also represent some of the finest contemporary blues artists in the business contemporary including Kenny Neal, The Proven Ones, Sugaray Rayford, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Mr Sipp, Mike Zito’s BIG Blues Band, 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 and John Nemeth & The Blue Dreamers.

Carolyn Wonderland, Ana Popovic, Vanessa Collier, Nikki Hill 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, Empire Strikes Brass, The Steepwater Band, The Mantras, Mother’s Finest, and Simplified.

Call us to discuss All Star Bands and special packages such as:

The Proven Ones featuring: Jimi Bott, Kid Ramos, Willie J Campbell, Anthony Geraci and Brian Templeton along with Joe Mercer and Chris McCarthey

Band of Friends (A Celebration of Rory Gallagher) featuring: Davy Knowles and Gerry McAvoy

The Phantom Blues Band featuring: 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

Mike Zito’s Big Blues Band featuring: Matt Johnson, Terry Dry, Lewis Stephens, Tom Holland (guitar – James Cotton), Eric Demmer (Sax – Gatemouth Brown) and Fernando Castillo (trumpet – Jason Mraz)

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!