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Detroit Blues Society Member Bands
(with live links to their websites, press kits, and emails)

Note: Member bands are those that are either a Lifetime Achievement honoree or have a paid up Band membership. If the information on this page is incorrect, please contact the webmaster at:

The Detroit Blues Society (DBS) is NOT a booking agency. By becoming a member of the DBS you are supporting the American musical art form known as the Blues in SE Michigan. If you are interested in performing at a DBS event, please contact the Board President at:


Andrew Kershaw

Anthony Gomes 312-409-2274

The Alligators  248-417-5092


Barbara Payton & The Instigators 313-318-9196

Behind the Beat

Big Ray and the Motor City Kings

Big Shorty 248-410-0525

Big Smooth and the Hellraisers

Billy Davis Rhythm Machine 248-705-9444 & 586-899-8891

BlueBlaze Jim Sommerville 810-385-5006

The Blue Cat Band

The Bluescasters 586-764-2197

Blues Dog Inquisition 734-274-0429

Blueshouse313 734-544-8469

Blues in the D 248-321-0223

Blues Syndicate Band 586-306-9037

The Boa Constrictors (248) 249-5287

Bobby Murray Band 248-249-2180

Bob Connor 586-778-8118

Brendon Linsley  586-383-3630

Bucholtz Blues & Boogie Band, Scott Bucholtz 269-449-8850

Buck N The System II Kickass Blues and R&B, Buckley Blue Steele 734-634-9401


Cadillac Phoenix Blues Band

Cat Daddy and the 1320's - Walter J. Solovey (AKA) Dr. Wally B 313-980-1100

Carl Henry 586-588-3044

Cathy “Diva” Davis 313-420-9216

Celestial Blues 734-915-6792

Chris Canas Band 734-709-0561 (Angie) / 248-525-3395 (Chris) /

Cold Shot Detroit 734-771-5115


Delta Twins 248-943-8833

Denise Davis and the Motor City Sensations 313-208-1663

The Detroit Blues Crew 586-212-5866

Detroit Blues All Stars 248-408-4674

Detroit's Own Soul Purpose 313-617-9612 -

Devar & the Detroiters 248-207-9100

Diana LaFuente Band

Downtown Don Vermillion 248-882-5675

Double D and the Delinquents 248-880-8023

Drug Store Cowboys 248-462-4091


East/Side West/Side 586-202-6063

Eliza Neals 248-867-8940

Eric Kronner 248-321-0223


Freddie Cunningham & the Root Doctor Band (517) 862-8246

Front Street Blues Band 313-522-5758

Full Tilt Boogie Blues Band 313-64500401


Garfield Blues Band

George Bedard and the Kingpins 734-355-9449

Steve Gornall ~ Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Greg Ellis Blues Funk Band 810-701-4817


Harmonica Shah Band  (313) 893-7354 or 248-249-5287

Heather Jones & the Groove Masters 810-813-9679

Howlin’ Mercy

Howard Glazer 313-582-5214

Hugh Midnite 586-530-0049


Jason Bone (Back Street Affair) 313-334-2311

Jay Bird & Cannonball Underground featuring Nikki Pearse 313-348-2995

Jeff Grand & The Grand Masters 248-892-7011

Jeff Hoagland Band 313-505-3472

Jennifer Westwood 248-797-8393

Jimmy Alter 586-212-1482

Jimmy Lee Russell Band 419-350-9330

Jim McCarty ~ Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Joe Stanley 248-515-5473

John Giordano 586-949-5474

John Rhoades 586-634-2851


Kathleen Murray  586-933-3517 Kathleen Murray 586-933-3517, &

Kenny Parker ~ Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient or for bookings call Kim Kelley at 519-903-0319

Kent Koller

The Keynote Sisters 248-520-5325 or 248-693-3638

Kim Wilson ~ Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient


Lazy Lester ~ Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Larry McCray ~ Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Laura Rain & The Caesars

Lemon James

Leonardo Acoustic Blues 248-250-1796

Lonesome Dave Paul 586-263-6470

Lost City Band 248-LCB-2449

Luther “Badman” Keith   313-369-1597


Mahagony Love 313-926-0126

The MillionAires 586-778-8118

Moonshine Stew

MotorCity Tones 586-549-4424


Niecie Blue 313-433-5797


Odell “Blues Boy” D 586-777-6774


Paul Miles 248-910--3811

Paradox 734-478-3839

Pete “Big Dog” Fetters 734-771-2340


Ray Kaan's Detroit Trouble 248-662-8239

RJ Spangler  586-879-6691

Roadside Rick and the Breakdowns 810-300-1141

Robert Jones, Jr. ~ Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Robert Noll (Psychild) 248-961-9423

The Rootshakers 313-523-1803

Rusty Wright Blues 810-496-3051


Sanctuary Blues Band (313) 910-0090

Sandy Mulligan & The Gypsies 248-303-2504

Sax Maniacs 313-909-9084

Second Class Citizens

Kim Simmonds ~ Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Smokin 45's 586-739-5698

The Speakeasies 313-903-3885

Spoonful Blues Band 248-467-7088

Steelin’ Time 734-775-9798

Steve Cox & The Hammers

Steve Gornall ~ Lifetime Achievement Award Recipien

Stroller Goat 248-909-6991

Sweet Claudette 313-404-0714

Sweet Willie Tea and the Tea Bones (810) 762-5735


The Juke Dukes 586-604-1432

Thornetta Davis 313-516-4084

Tosha Owens 313-806-3724

Triple Vortex -


Vorpal Sword 519-739-6300


Whiskey Brothers

Kim Wilson ~ Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Wixon Slim & The Wyze Gyze  248-960-9907

Yazoo Bros. Band - 313-365-9258

Zydeco Hepcats 313-580-6882



Detroit Blues Society
2006 Recipient for Best Blues Society

The Detroit Blues Society (DBS) is a registered federal 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, education, and advancement of the blues tradition, as it relates to the Metro-Detroit area. It has as its primary goals, to promote a wider appreciation for the Blues by the general public and to serve the members of the Society.