Blues Dog Inquisition

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R&B, Blues


Ypsilanti MI United States

Sounds Like

Albert King, Buddy Guy, Johnny Lang, BB King, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn

Digital Location


Member since: 05/24/2013 Year Founded: 2012


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Paul Nelson


Bass guitar 734-391-5416 [email protected]


  • Original material: 01 hrs : 00 min
  • Cover material: 03 hrs : 00 min
  • CDs released: 0
  • CDs sold: 0
  • Original Songs:
  • Average Draw: 100
  • Largest crowd: 300
  • Have sound: Full PA


Following up on their first place finish at the 2012 and 2013 Manchester Community Fair Battle of the Bands, the band took home the same honor at 2012 Ypsi's Got Talent Contest. The band is also 1 of 8 finalist in the 2013 Detroit Blues Challenge. Blues Dog Inquisition (BDI) spent the year playing shows around the state from Salem to Memphis. Their knowledge of the genre and the depth of feeling combined with the emotion of the music makes this band a must see.

These five talented and diversified musicians have come together to form a mix of high-energy and smooth blues in the style of the great traditional bluesmen. Your toes will tap and if your heart doesn't race you seriously check your pulse and look into some life insurance. The BDI Blues Band offers a 3 hour show that is both entertaining and audience-friendly that can be tailored meet your needs or constraints. Expect to hear Albert King, Sonny Boy Williams,Eric Clapton, BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Johnny Lang just to name a few. Everyone is guaranteed a great evening of music that will get them up and dancing and feeling as if they are in a Chicago Blues Club.

The Manchester Enterprise

July 13, 2013
Kody Klein

The last night of the fair saw the return of the battle of the bands. This year four bands competed: Blues Dog Inquisition, Sled, Formula XY, and acoustic songwriter Nate Down. For the second year in a row, BDI won the competition and Sled was the runner-up.

Paul Nelson, bassist for BDI, said the band has enjoyed playing at the fair for the last three years and is happy to have won the battle of the bands again.

"We're honored to have won again," Nelson said. "We appreciate everyone who came out."

But Nelson said the members of BDI were a little nervous after they saw Sled perform.

"We were really worried after following them," Nelson said. "They've improved so much…We were really lucky that we won again."

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