March 1, 2016 -- Bluegrass music fans are very familiar with the sounds and stellar talents of the band DETOUR. Their current album continues its groundbreaking success on the radio charts that helped garner the group an International Bluegrass Music Association Nomination for Emerging Artist of the Year in 2014. While the band will head to the studio this year, they have discontinued this year’s tour. Band leader Jeff Rose stated that “After seven years of balancing touring with home life we have decided to take a break and recharge. We want to personally thank the promoters and fans for their compassion and understanding as we spend more time with our families and other responsibilities at home.”
Jeff also stated that “This will give us the time to write and develop new material as we prepare for a second album with Mountain Fever Records." Jeff noted that “We have connected with many of our favorite song writing heroes and look forward to the opportunity to co-write new material."
Their current release, Going Nowhere Fast, continues to be a true radio chart success with almost every track appearing on a variety of Bluegrass, Folk, and Gospel charts. The most accomplished song from this album is the first single release, “Too Blue To Have The Blues,” that reached #1 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly, Monthly and Year-End Chart, #1 on Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction’s Top 40 Most Played Tracks and many more.
Detour will continue donating proceeds from the sale of their songs “Soldier’s Sorrow” (Going Nowhere Fast) and “Homeless of the Brave” (A Better Place) to Goodwill’s Patriot Place Project. The songs were written by Jeff Rose in direct response to a story that he heard on the radio about the plight of homeless veterans and since then, DETOUR’s fans and Mountain Fever Records have matched funds to the organization.
DETOUR’s fans are encouraged to keep up with the band this year by visiting detourbluegrass.com and Facebook.