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Joanna Connor’s New Release 4801 South Indiana Avenue Now Available!

4801 South Indiana AvenueChicago-based slide guitar virtuoso and singer-songwriter, Joanna Connor, who is best known as one of the reigning Queens of blue rock guitar, releases her 14th album 4801 South Indiana Avenue on Joe Bonamassa’s new independent blues record label Keeping The Blues Alive!

Says Joanna, “We chose the album title ‘4801 South Indiana Avenue’ because it was the actual street address of the hallowed funky blues sanctuary ‘Theresa’s Lounge.’ We want the listener to open that door, walk in and feel to their core some of the magic that a place like that brought night after night. It was an honor to bring this to you, the listener.”

An aggressively edgy and highly innovative blues rock guitarist with a tight groove that encompasses jazz and funk, Joanna’s hailed by many as one of the most powerful and influential female guitarists on the planet.

The new album reflects an entirely new experience from the way Joanna has recorded music in the past.

Congrats to the Intrepid 2021 BMA Nominees!

Intrepid Artists Int’l wants to congratulate All of the 2021 Blues Music Award Nominees! We especially want to recognize those we represent and send a Big Congrats out to our 18 Artists Nominations.

John Németh leads the way with 5 Nominations while Anthony Geraci and Mike Zito both post multiple nominations.

All Intrepid Nominees listed below

BB King Entertainer of The Year –
John Németh
Lil’ Ed Williams

Band of The Year –
Anthony Geraci & The Boston Blues All- Stars
John Németh & The Blue Dreamers

Blues Rock Album –
Mike Zito & Friends – “Rock n’ Roll” – A Tribute to Chuck Berry

Contemporary Blues Album –
John Németh – “Stronger Than Strong”

Blues Rock Artist –
Ana Popovic
Mike Zito

Contemporary Male Blues Artist –
Selwyn Birchwood

Soul Blues Male Artist –
Curtis Salgado
John Németh

Instrumental – Drums –
Tony Braunagel (Phantom Blues Band)

Bass –
Willie J. Campbell (The Proven Ones)
Larry Fulcher (Phantom Blues Band)

Guitar –
Laura Chavez (Nikki Hill/Vanessa Collier)

Piano – (Pinetop Perkins Award)
Mike Finnigan (Phantom Blues Band)
Anthony Geraci

Vocal –
John Németh

Can’t wait to get all of these great musicians back on stage!!!
We are booking dates now for 2021 and ’22.

The Full List of Nominees can be found at:
https://blues.org/blues-music-awards/

John Nemeth’s New Release Stronger Then Strong Out Now

 

Stronger Than Strong

John Németh’s latest release Stronger than Strong is available now!

John along with The Blue Dreamers, featuring 19 year-old guitar phenom from Philadelphia, Jon Hay, drummer Danny Banks and Matt Wilson on bass for a rowdy southern swamp roots session resulting in his 10th album, Stronger than Strong demonstrating, yet again, his uncanny ability to skillfully blend retro and modern blues and soul into compelling music that is simultaneously old and new.

One of the best vocalists working today, John Németh has received a multitude of nominations for Blues Blast and Blues Music Awards, with four consecutive BMA nominations for the B.B King Entertainer Of The Year Award. His live shows highlight his dynamic stage presence, super-tight band, and a wealth of original songs that range from down-home blues to fervent ballads.”

— Blues Blast Magazine

Announcing Intrepid’s Unity Celebration Line-up

Dear Intrepid Family,

We hope you and your families are all hanging in there and remain Strong during these very difficult times we are all experiencing! With the world at a standstill and negativity surrounding us, we are thrilled to announce Intrepid Artists International’s inaugural Virtual Music Festival… “A Unity Celebration with Friends” to take place July 10-11. We hope that it will be something that music lovers around the globe can all enjoy, at the same time hopefully help our cause a little. We are looking to raise money through private sponsorship and donations to help pay for health insurance for the Intrepid employees and their families.

On top of this, 20% of net proceeds will be donated to the Blues Foundation COVID19 Fund. The event will be FREE but we hope that those who are able will pitch in to help our cause. Our artists have all gotten together and donated their services and time to make this happen for us and we could not be more grateful to them. Intrepid has ALWAYS been a family and been there for each other and now is no different. We are blessed to work for all the fine artists that Intrepid represents!  

Not only will we have music from approx 4:00 PM to Midnight each day BUT we will also be auctioning off a STUNNING Custom Olympus Guitar that was made especially for the Intrepid 25th Anniversary Celebration last year. There will be giveaways, merchandise packages and opportunities to bid on Zoom Guitar Lessons with some of the Intrepid Artists as well as one on one Zoom Meetings with some of the Intrepid artists and much more!

While this event is geared to help raise money to help cover health insurance costs it will be streamed FREE across Facebook and other platforms and we hope that you can join in on the fun and help us with this very worthy cause. We are ready to get back to doing what we all LOVE and Thank you in advance for joining us for some Fun and Great Music on July 10-11. See you there. 

This event will be presented in conjunction with our dear friends at Blues Radio Int’l and Datflys Concert Videos.

Please check back here for further information!

Best,
Team Intrepid

Congratulations to all of our nominees for the 41st Annual Blues Music Awards

Blues Rock Album:
Albert Castiglia – “Masterpiece”

Blue Rock Artist of the Year:
Albert Castiglia
Eric Gales

Instrumentalist – Bass:
Willie J Campbell
Michael “Mudcat” Ward

Instrumentalist – Drums:
Tony Braunagel

Instrumentalist – Guitarist:
Laura Chavez

Instrumentalist – Horn:
Vanessa Collier

Instrumentalist – Piano:
Anthony Geraci
Dave Keyes

Instrumentalist – Vocalist:
Curtis Salgado

Contemporary Blues Album:
Toronzo Cannon – The Preacher, The Politician or The Pimp

Contemporary Blues Male Artist:
Toronzo Cannon

Contemporary Blues Female Artist:
Vanessa Collier

Soul Blues Male Artist:
Curtis Salgado

Album of the Year:
Toronzo Cannon