Chicago-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.
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 –
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 –
Contemporary Male Blues Artist –
Soul Blues Male Artist –
Instrumental – Drums –
Tony Braunagel (Phantom Blues Band)
Willie J. Campbell (The Proven Ones)
Larry Fulcher (Phantom Blues Band)
Laura Chavez (Nikki Hill/Vanessa Collier)
Piano – (Pinetop Perkins Award)
Mike Finnigan (Phantom Blues Band)
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:
Selwyn Birchwood’s upcoming new release out January 29th Living in a Burning House is available for pre-order through Selwyn’s Official Store, Amazon Music, iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and more!
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Curtis Salgado’s upcoming new release Damage Control is available for pre-order through Curtis’ Official Store, Amazon Music, iTunes, Apple Music, and Spotify!
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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
Blues Rock Album:
Albert Castiglia – “Masterpiece”
Blue Rock Artist of the Year:
Instrumentalist – Bass:
Willie J Campbell
Michael “Mudcat” Ward
Instrumentalist – Drums:
Instrumentalist – Guitarist:
Instrumentalist – Horn:
Instrumentalist – Piano:
Instrumentalist – Vocalist:
Contemporary Blues Album:
Toronzo Cannon – The Preacher, The Politician or The Pimp
Contemporary Blues Male Artist:
Contemporary Blues Female Artist:
Soul Blues Male Artist:
Album of the Year: