NOLA MusiCon 2023


Charles Driebe

Founder and CEO of Blind Ambition Management, Ltd

Charles Driebe is the founder and CEO of Blind Ambition Management, Ltd.

He received his B.A. from Tulane University and his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law. He practiced entertainment law for a number of years and began managing artists in 1996. 

Blind Ambition manages multiple artists. The company’s longest-standing client (since 2000) is the legendary Blind Boys of Alabama gospel group who, during Charles’ tenure, have won five Grammy Awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, appeared on the Grammy Awards television show, performed at the White House twice, toured internationally with Peter Gabriel, appeared on numerous national and international television shows, and collaborated on recordings with Ben Harper, Susan Tedeschi, Lou Reed, Mavis Staples, Bon Iver, Chrissie Hynde, Aaron Neville and many others. 

Blind Ambition also currently manages Grammy-winning original Stax Records soul man William Bell, Grammy-nominated New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian funk band Cha Wa, Southern Gothic singer/songwriter Jim White, and indie rock band The Low Anthem. 

In addition to managing artists, Charles is a producer of recordings and concert tours and a songwriter. Among other credits, he co-produced two recordings (one with Bela Fleck) that were nominated for Grammy Awards, and was a co-writer of a Grammy-nominated track. He was also a co-producer of the album Big Band of Brothers: A Jazz Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band and was the originator and producer of a subsequent tour which featured original Allman Brothers Band member Jaimoe.

Charles formerly taught a course on Art and Law at the Atlanta College of Art and has spoken at numerous seminars, including SXSW, Womex and the North American Law Summit, and on radio, television and podcasts about entertainment law and management. 


October 24-27, 2023

Royal Sonesta New Orleans

300 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA 70130



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