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Detour is a Michigan-based bluegrass band that combines original contemporary bluegrass sounds with great traditional favorites. Detour’s tight focused harmonies, precision instrumentals, and creative melodies take you down a unique bluegrass road. The band was honored with a 2014 IBMA Nomination for Emerging Artist of the Year

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2015 IBMA Bluegrass Ramble Showcase  

Fall is just around the corner and as many bluegrassers know, its about time to head to Raleigh, North Carolina for the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) World of Bluegrass. DETOUR is proud to have been selected as an official 2015 IBMA Bluegrass Ramble Showcase Artist. Our showcase performance will be held September 30th at 11:00 pm at the Lincoln Theatre located at 126 E. Cabbarus Street in downtown Raleigh. Admission to the Bluegrass Ramble is available to both IBMA Business Conference attendees (with ID) and to the general public, via Bluegrass Ramble showcase wristbands, or a per-venue, per-night fee at the door.  Three-day and single-day tickets are available online.

If you are attending the Business Conference portion of the week, please stop by our booth in the convention hall of the Raleigh Convention Center. We'll be hanging out there all week and would love to see all of you.

For more information on this exciting week of music, please visit www.ibma.org.

Detour Continues Support of Homeless Veterans 

DETOUR is proud to announce they have presented additional funds to Goodwill’s Patriot Place Project from proceeds of the sale of their songs “Soldier’s Sorrow” and “Homeless of the Brave.” Yesterday, band member Jeff Rose presented Kathleen Arndt, Patriot Place Program Director, a check in the amount of $2,000. An additional $3,000 in matching funds will also be donated from Detour’s fans along with future donations from the band’s record label, Mountain Fever Records.

“Soldier’s Sorrow” appears on the DETOUR’s current album, GOING NOWHERE FAST on Mountain Fever. “We are honored to be able to be part of this effort to assist homeless Veterans. All of the friends of Detour have been so supportive of this effort and we thank them for buying our music to make these donations possible. You just can’t beat the Bluegrass Music family,” said Rose.

Mountain Fever Records President, Mark Hodges certainly agrees saying, “Bluegrass is the most personable genre of any music. It’s more like one big family and when you have such big hearted and humble people like Jeff Rose and Missy Armstrong along with the rest of Detour, it’s easy to see how their fans and friends are so willing to help out and get involved with this great cause that they have chosen to support. I’m proud to know them and honored to work with them.”

Several years ago, Rose wrote “Homeless of the Brave” (from their previous album A BETTER PLACE) as a direct response to a story that he heard on the radio about the plight of homeless veterans. He was stunned to learn that there are approximately 70,000 homeless veterans in this country and over 600 in northern Michigan alone. He then made the decision to donate proceeds of the sale of the song to Goodwill’s Patriot Place that is a transitional housing community for Northern Michigan’s homeless veterans.

For more information on Goodwill’s Patriot Place, please visit their goodwillnmi.org/homeless-housing/patriot-place/.
For more information on DETOUR, please visit detourbluegrass.com and MountainFever.com.

In the photo L-R – Jeff Rose (Detour band member and songwriter); John Bratten (Veteran, Recipient of Patriot Place Good Move Award 2014); and Kathleen Arndt (Patriot Place Program Director)

Detour Receive's 2014 IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year Nomination 

Detour bluegrass band featuring the talents of Missy Armstrong, Jeff Rose, Peter Knupfer, Scott Zystra, Lloyd Douglas, and Jeremy Darrow, received an International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Award Nomination as Emerging Artist of the Year. Final nominees for the 2014 IBMA Awards were announced today during a press conference held at The Factory in Franklin, TN hosted by Sam Bush and Jim Lauderdale.

IBMA Award winners will be announced Thursday, October 2 beginning at 7:30 PM Eastern in the Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center in Raleigh, NC. Grammy-winning country vocalist Lee Ann Womack and Grammy-winning musician Jerry Douglas will serve as host of the Awards Show. The show is part of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass taking place September 30 – October 4 in Raleigh.

Bluegrass fans heard DETOUR featured this morning on Sirius XM Radio and their show will be rebroadcast: August 14 at 9:00 PM EDT, August 16 at 8:00 AM EDT and August 17 at Noon EDT, and also available On Demand.

This evening, beginning at 7:00 PM Central, Music City Roots (Nashville’s acclaimed Roots and Americana variety show hosted by Jim Lauderdale) will feature performances by Detour, Sam Bush, Balsam Range and Becky Buller. The show is available for viewing via webcast nationwide at http://www.musiccityroots.com or at the new Livestream app for phones and tablets. Fans can also tune in to Hippie Radio 94.5 FM in Nashville.

Detour certainly made their mark on the bluegrass scene over the last year with significant chart success for their Mountain Fever Records’ album GOING NOWHERE FAST. This popular album includes the #1 Bluegrass Today chart single (July 2014) “Too Blue To Have The Blues” written by Jeff Rose and Terry Herd and is currently #2 on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Monthly Song Chart and #5 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Top 20.


Order Detour's "Going Nowhere Fast" for $15.00. Click on the album cover to visit Mountain Fever and order.


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"Right out of the chute, Detour lets you know that they are no-nonsense new bluegrass, with drive, taste, great harmonies, and the sweet singing of Missy Armstrong puts the icing on a great cake.  All in all, they are a winning combination of talents worth your investigation." -- Bluegrass Unlimited

"Detour finds the inner pulse of a song and lets it fly, as only the best bluegrass bands can."  -- Greg Victor, PARCBENCH.com

"Too Blue To Have The Blues - Guaranteed air-play right out of the box! Not too many songs can actually obtain that status but this one does for sure!” – Prescription Bluegrass Media

"Fans of contemporary original bluegrass music can’t go wrong with A Better Place, the latest release from Michigan-based band Detour." -- John Goad Bluegrasstoday.com

"Frankly, this band just blew us away." Prescription Bluegrass Top 15 CDS of 2012.

"Detour is poised to put Michigan on the bluegrass map.... Watch for this band to break the speed limit!"-- California Bluegrass Association's Bluegrass Breakdown


Join Detour in Helping Homeless Veterans

Detour is donating the proceeds from the sale of our songs, "Homeless of the Brave" and "Soldier's Sorrow" to Patriot Place, a transitional community for homeless veterans in northern Michigan. Detour's Latest $1k Donation to Patriot Place The response from our fans has been outstanding and heartening!  Recently our Jeff Rose was able to deliver the second check for $1,000 to Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan (left) for this worthy cause.

Click "In the News" in the submenu above to read more about this effort; to purchase or download "Homeless of the Brave" and help us with this important project, go to our "Listen" page and click on a vendor to begin your order.
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