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Carolyn Wonderland’s Latest Release Tempting Fate Out October 8

Tempting Fate

With incendiary guitar chops and raw, powerful vocals, fiery Texas blues rocker Carolyn Wonderland  draws instant comparisons to fellow Texans Stevie Ray Vaughan and Janis Joplin.”  —NPR Music

On Tempting Fate, Wonderland delivers ten riveting songs, including five fiery originals (and one co-written with her Mayall bandmate Greg Rzab). The ex-lead guitarist in John Mayall’s Blues Breakers delivers an exuberant and astonishing collection of songs, deeply rooted, yet fired by a rocker’s sensibility.  The tracks pit brilliant originals with revelatory versions of songs by Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead, John Mayall and Billy Joe Shaver, with sparks flying from Wonderland’s guitar and the undeniable soul in her voice.

“I can’t wait to share the new album,” says Wonderland. “I got to record a dream list of songs and play with a dream list of people. And Dave (producer Dave Alvin) really got me to kick the doors in.”

Davy Knowles New Release What Happens Next Out October 22

What Happens Next

On his aptly-titled Provogue Records’ debut, ‘What Happens Next,’ out October 22nd, roots singer-

songwriter and guitarist Davy Knowles boldly steps forward with timeless and cohesive songwriting; sleek modern production; and a lyrical, play-for-the-song guitar approach informed from soul, folk, rock, and blues.

“When it came time to record this album, it was all about supporting the songs as opposed to ‘how quickly I can get to the guitar solo’,” the Isle of Man-born, Chicago-based artist says laughing. “I’m not a purist, and the way for roots music to stay relevant is to adapt and progress.”

Despite the songs on ‘What Happens Next’ featuring concise lead guitar playing, fans of Knowles’s fleet-fingered lead style fear not for the blues-rock fire still burns inside him. Knowles says: “This album taught me about restraint in terms of guitar playing. I had to reign it in to let the songs breathe, but I am looking forward to reimagining them and stretching out when we play live.”

Intrepid Artists Welcomes Josh Daniel

Josh Daniel Josh Daniel has just joined the Intrepid family!

For working musician, Josh Daniel, the year 2020 looked to be the most promising to date. With a calendar full of festivals, club shows, and a few brewery gigs, he was booked solid playing the music he loves. When the Covid19 pandemic hit in March of 2020, music venues shut their doors, and his calendar was wiped clean. The singer-songwriter took to his Facebook page and pledged to his fans to play live on Facebook every day until the pandemic ended.

Day in and day out, Daniel showed up on the screen to offer respite from the deluge of grim news, often with his wife, Kellie, and two young children, Maddie and Sonny, going about their daily lives in the background – a scene most of us can now relate to.

By the time Daniel approached 300 consecutive, live shows, he had earned Pollstar’s #8 live-streaming artist of the year, garnered a call from Kelly Clarkson with an invitation to appear on her show, and drew the attention of The New York Times. Playing music every day has solidified Daniel’s performance chops and increased his live performance catalog tenfold, including the release of his single entitled, “Live Long Days.”

When you don’t see him streaming live, he’s busy writing new material, releasing new music, and planning his upcoming Fern Club campaign.

CONGRATS TO THE INTREPID 2021 BMA WINNERS!

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

All Intrepid Winners listed below

Blues Rock Album
Mike Zito and Friends – Rock ‘n’ Roll: A Tribute to Chuck Berry
Mike Zito

Blues Rock Artist
Mike Zito

Soul Blues Male Artist
Curtis Salgado

Instrumentalist – Piano
Anthony Geraci

 

Popa Chubby’s New Release Tinfoil Hat Available Now

Tinfoil HAt“We got off the road on March 12, 2020 last show was in Key West Florida. We barreled home in my Chevy Van 1000 miles no stopping. It seemed the world was on the verge of shutting down. So I was home in isolation with a bunch of guitars, drums, amps, microphones losing my mind. I started writing songs. I wanted to make people feel better so the first was ‘Can I Call You My Friends?’ The answer was a resounding yes.

“We had 30K hits on social media almost overnight and the outpouring of love was both healing and mind boggling. So I continued writing and recording. No musicians in the studio so I had to use my skills, my balls and my soul. All I had! Luckily there was a never ending flow of ideas that stemmed from what was going on in America and the world. This record is as true as I have ever been in 60 years on the planet. It’s birthed from love, desperation, fear, frustration, pain, joy, sorrow, and resolution. Like you I have been pushed to the limits of my humanity by the pandemic. But music sweet music has set me straight once again and I offer this work with humility and devotion to you all.” – Popa Chubby

Mr Sipp’s New Release Sippnotized Out Now!

Sippnotized

Mr. Sipp, “The Mississippi Blues Child,” is the alter ego of gospel guitarist Castro Coleman. One of the hottest names in the blues world.

Mr. Sipp’s popularity has exploded, making him one of the most popular acts on the blues scene today. He has toured heavily including performances at the Chicago Blues Festival, the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival and the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise, as well as tours of Europe, Brazil and even China.

All those who have seen it live are sure to want to see it again, and can even claim to have been hypnotized by Mr. Sipp. So while we keep waiting for that long-awaited concert, at least we can enjoy this new album “Sippnotized”Blues Magazine

Grab your copy today!

Veronica Lewis Joins the Intrepid Artists Family

Really excited to announce today that Intrepid Artists Int’l has signed Blue Heart Records recording artists, Veronica Lewis for Worldwide Bookings. Veronica is a confident young lady, singer/songwriter and piano phenom, full of Fire and oozin’ with Talent! She has just released her debut Album, “You Ain’t Unlucky.” If you dig the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Katie Webster, Marcia Ball, Professor Longhair and Little Richard, this Kid is gonna’ fire you up!!! Goodness Gracious, Only at Intrepid Artists Int’l.

Accepting 2021 dates NOW!

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/