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Congrats to every nominee for the 2020 Independent Blues Awards!

Making A Scene has just released their list of nominations for the 2020 Independent Blues Awards! Congrats to every nominee!

Intrepid is proud to highlight the following artists from our roster who have been nominated for an award:

Male Artist:
Eric Gales
Toronzo Cannon and The Chicago Way
Mike Zito

Female Artist:
Joanna Connor Band

Traditional Band:
Toronzo Cannon and The Chicago Way

Blues Rock Band:
Albert Castiglia Band

Contemporary Blues CD:
Albert Castiglia Band
Toronzo Cannon and The Chicago Way

Blues Rock CD:
Eric Gales

New Artist CD:
Nick Schnebelen

Live CD:
Mike Zito

Traditional Blues Song:
Toronzo Cannon – The Chicago Way

Blues Rock Song:
Albert Castiglia – I tried to Tell ya
Nick Schnebelen – I’m a Fatboy

Song For the Common Good:
Albert Castiglia – Heavy
Eric Gales – Reaching for a change

Road Warrior:
Albert Castiglia
Mike Zito
Joanna Connor
Eric Gales

Stage Performance:
Albert Castiglia
Mike Zito
Eric Gales

Mike Zito
Tony Braunagel
Tom Hambridge

Music Video:
Mike Zito – Johnny B. Good
Albert Castiglia – Heavy

Congrats to every nominee and winner from the 41st Annual Blues Music Awards

We would like to give a special shout out to our artists who took home some hardware last night at the awards!

Blues Rock Album of The Year: Albert Castiglia
Blues Rock Artist of The Year: Eric Gales
Instrumentalist – Horn: Vanessa Collier
Instrumentalist – Bass: Michael “Mudcat” Ward

We are thrilled to announced the addition of Robert Jon & The Wreck to the Intrepid Artists Family!

Intrepid Artists International is very fired up to welcome Orange County Rockers, Robert Jon & The Wreck to The Intrepid Artists Family!

Their new CD, Last Light on The Highway is set to come out May 8 and is already receiving Amazing Reviews. This is the first single on the Album, “Oh Miss Carolina.” Crank it up and check these guys out!!!

NORTH AMERICAN Fall tour in the Works! For European dates, Please speak with our partner, Manny Montana at Teenage Head Music

If you like the sounds of The Allman Brothers Band, Marshall Tucker Band, Black Crowes, The Rolling Stones, Santana, Led Zeppelin, etc… We think you will LOVE Robert Jon & The Wreck! GET WRECKED!

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

The schedule for the Intrepid Artists 25th Anniversary Event is finally here!

Marriott Hotel


2:30 – 4pm – Gary Hoey (Welcome Party)


11AM-12:15PM – Matt Mayes

12:30PM – 1:45PM – Kenny Neal & Friends

2PM-3:15PM – Albert Castiglia & Mike Zito

Friday Night at Amos’ Southend –
Parking –

Final Schedule
Doors open at 6:30
Show starts at 7:30

7:30-8:30pm – Empire Strikes Brass presents a tribute to Dr. John
8:45-9:45pm – The Steepwater Band
10pm-11pm – Vanessa Collier
11:15 until….. Albert Castiglia & Friends feat. Eric Gales, Gary Hoey, Kenny Neal, Mike Zito, Jimmy Carpenter, Vanessa Collier, Eric Sardinas & More!

Saturday Night at Neighborhood Theatre –
Parking –
Final Schedule
Bar Stage-

7pm-7:30 – John Nemeth & The Blue Dreamers

8:25-8:55 – John Nemeth & The Blue Dreamers

Theatre Stage –

7:35-8:25pm – Toronzo Cannon

9:00-9:50pm – Davy Knowles

10:05pm – 10:55 – Kenny Neal

10:55-pm – 11:00pm – Announcements/Guitar RAFFLE with Cleve & Chris

11:10pm UNTIL – “Intrepid ROCKS The Stones” hosted by: The Steepwater Band Feat. Jimmy Carpenter and Jason Atkins with Special Guests, Gary Hoey, Mike Zito, The Blue Dogs, Simplified, Matt Mayes (Jupiter Coyote), Davy Knowles, John Nemeth, Kenny Neal, Toronzo Cannon, Albert Castiglia, Eric Sardinas, De Thomas Blumberg and more!

The show will be MC’d by our good friends, former writer for SNL, Chris “Bad News” Barnes and syndicated Radio show host of “Confessing The Blues,” Cleve Baker.

You may purchase One Night and Two Night tickets at:

Updated information for our 25th Anniversary Event!

We are almost a month away from our 25th Anniversary event! The Rock N’ Roll, Soul & Blues Revival is going to be an event people will be talking about for years to come!

Below is all of the information you will need to know in regards to tickets and lodging!

Hotels that have an Intrepid Rate:
Host Hotel – Marriott City Center – $199
Hilton Garden Inn – $144 per night
Spring Hill Suites Charlotte Uptown – $149

Two Night Passes – $40
Friday Only – $25
Saturday Only -$25

Toronzo Cannon’s newest album; “The Preacher, The Politician or The Pimp”, available now!

Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon defies all expectations. The blistering guitarist, soulful vocalist, singular songwriter and city bus driver fuses his muscular, rock-inspired blues guitar playing with his original, keenly detailed slice-of-life songs, blazing his own blues trail. With the 2016 release of his Alligator Records debut, The Chicago Way, Cannon burst onto the international stage as one the most electrifying bluesmen to emerge from Chicago in decades. His live performances unfailingly earn him heaps of critical praise and hordes of wildly enthusiastic fans. Cannon has played major cities all over the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He recently performed for the first time in Japan, delighting and surprising audiences with one unforgettable gig after another. Now, with the release of The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp, Cannon builds upon the foundation he’s laid, creating and defining his vision of contemporary blues.