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Life Is Hard Tops the Billboard Charts!

Mike Zito’s latest release, Life Is Hard sits at #1 on the Billboard Top US Blues Albums chart once again! Congrats Mike Zito, get your copy of the album here!

Altered Five New Album Out Now!

A5’s seventh studio recording, tracked in Nashville’s Oceanway Studio A, is out now on Blind Pig Records. The digital-exclusive release is available on all streaming and download services. Stream it here!

Welcome to Intrepid Artists Int’l The Georgia Thunderbolts!

Intrepid Artists Int’l is thrilled to welcome The Georgia Thunderbolts to Intrepid Artists Int’l! Hailing from Rome, GA at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, The Georgia Thunderbolts rise up with a scorching signature style steeped in soulful southern swagger, blistering blues, and raw rock. The band gathers inspiration, ranging from southern gospel to Hank Williams and Neil Young to Little Feat and Lynyrd Skynyrd. They’ve cut their teeth performing with everyone from Black Stone Cherry to The Kentucky Headhunters, and Blackberry Smoke to Ace Frehley. High Energy Rock n Roll that is unmistakenly Southern!

Welcome to Intrepid Artists Int’l Sam Morrow!

Intrepid Artists Int’l is fired up to welcome Sam Morrow to our family! We think Sam’s sound is a mix of roadhouse rock & roll, bluesy R&B, and country-fried funky-tonk! VERY reminiscent of 1970’s Little Feat and Lowell George. Check it out! We think you are gonna dig Sam Morrow!

Intrepid Artists Celebrates Our 30th Anniversary. Tickets on Sale March 6th!

30th Anniversary Announcement

If ya made it to the 20th or 25th, then ya already know the way we throw a party! Three nights of killer music including some of your favorites! A number of artists have already committed with more announcements coming soon.

So far committals include the likes of Blood Brothers, Popa Chubby, Bywater Call, Selwyn Birchwood, Mike Zito, The Three Kings (ft Albert Castiglia, Chris Cain, and D.K. Harrell), Blues Hall of Famers – Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, The Cold Stares, Jimmy Vivino’s All-Star Jam, D.K. Harrell Band, Jimmy Carpenter and many more surprises to be announced! We’re just gettin’ started.

Tickets for Nov 8-9 at Amos’ Southend and The Neighborhood Theatre go on sale Wednesday, March 6 and can be purchased at: https://maxxmusic.com/

Both of these rooms are great music rooms and Charlotte institutions!

Amos’ (https://amossouthend.com) reminds us of Tipitinas in New Orleans with their 3-sided over hanging balconies, great sound system, and Big Stage! They hosted Friday night for our 25th event! Great Music Venue!

The Neighborhood Theatre (https://neighborhoodtheatre.com) boasts two large stages and is located in the historic NODA Arts district. Spacious venue with Fantastic sound and lighting that has played host to both our 20th and 25th events.

Middle C Jazz Club is an Upscale, Classy Blues and Jazz venue with great food and drinks! These tickets will sell out very quickly as there will only be approximately 100 on sale to the general public. If you are coming in from out of town, you need to purchase these tickets now. Don’t wait or they will be gone! The rest of the tickets for that evening will be distributed to our out-of-town promoters that we will be hosting. This will be a casual seated-at-tables event. https://middlecjazz.com/

Tickets for Thursday, Nov 7 at Middle C Jazz Club in beautiful Uptown Charlotte will be very limited and can be purchased at: https://www.etix.com/ticket/online/upcomingEventSearch.do?method=venueSearch&venue_id=17987&orderBy=1

Congrats Mr. Sipp on Your Grammy Win!

Congrats to all who contributed to this 2024 Grammy Winning Record, “Basie Swings The Blues.” Lots’a great names! 

We want to especially congratulate Mr. Sipp for his two contributions, “Let’s Have a Good Time” and “Dirty Mississippi Blues,” both outstanding!

Congrats to the Intrepid 2024 BMA Nominees

Intrepid Artists Int’l wants to congratulate All of the 2024 Blues Music Award Nominees! We especially want to recognize those we represent and send a Big Congrats out to our 22 Artists’ Nominations.

All Intrepid Nominees listed below:

22 Nominations, 19 different categories, 15 different artists

Mr. Sipp and Selwyn Birchwood leading the charge with a total of 4 nominations each!!!

Album of the Year
Soul Side of Sipp, Mr. Sipp

B.B. King Entertainer
Lil’ Ed Williams
Mr. Sipp

Band of the Year
Selwyn Birchwood Band

Best Emerging Artist Album
The Right Man, D.K. Harrell

Blues Rock Album
Blood Brothers, Blood Brothers ft Mike Zito/ Albert Castiglia

Blues Rock Artist
Mike Zito

Contemporary Blues Album
Exorcist, Selwyn Birchwood

Contemporary Blues Female Artist
Carolyn Wonderland

Contemporary Blues Male Artist
Chris Cain
Mr. Sipp
Selwyn Birchwood

Instrumentalist – Bass
Larry Fulcher (Phantom Blues Band)

Instrumentalist – Drums
Tony Braunagel (Phantom Blues Band)

Instrumentalist – Guitar
Laura Chavez (Nikki Hill)

Instrumentalist – Horn
Jimmy Carpenter

Instrumentalist – Pinetop Perkins Piano Player
Jim Pugh (Phantom Blues Band/ D.K. Harrell)

Instrumentalist – Vocals
John Németh

Song of the Year
“Horns Below Her Halo” performed by Selwyn Birchwood,
written by Selwyn Birchwood

Soul Blues Album
Soul Side of Sipp, Mr. Sipp

Soul Blues Female Artist
Annika Chambers

Soul Blues Male Artist
John Németh

Congrats Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials!

Intrepid Artists Int’l wants to congratulate and salute Alligator Records Recording Artists, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials made up of Lil’ Ed Williams, Michael Garrett, Kelly Littleton and James “Pookie” Young on being 2024 Inductees into the Blues Hall of Fame. The Induction Ceremony will be held May 8, 2024 at The Cannon Center in Memphis, TN.

Intrepid has worked for these Chicago Blues Legends for the past 20 years or so and view them as Family! We are so proud of these guys and their accomplishments. Wonderful People, Smokin’ Band! Congrats Guys!!! Well done. Here’s to many more years and many more good times!!! See ya in May!