Signing up with a record company is a big deal for a band like ours. What with day jobs, kids, and life’s other pressures around us, knowing that we have deadlines to meet and more partners to please is for us a pretty important thing to weigh and balance. But in the end, sharing the music is why do we this and we are so pleased that Mountain Fever Records wants to help us do that. So we welcome the partnership and are excited that it already is bearing fruit: our single, Too Blue to Have the Blues, a collaboration between our Jeff Rose and Bluegrasstoday.com’s Terry Herd, went live on iTunes today and, we hope, on a radio station near you or your computer. So, having signed on the dotted line, we've taken the plunge! Let us know what you think.
Join us on our bluegrass journey...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.
Join Detour in Helping Homeless VeteransDetour is donating the proceeds from the sale of our new song, "Homeless of the Brave," to Patriot Place, a transitional community for homeless veterans in northern Michigan. 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.
"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!" -- Bluegrass Breakdown, California Bluegrass Association
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