Detour is a "bluegrass powerhouse" that features heartfelt originals, tightly focused harmonies, and driving instrumentals from a superbly talented sextet of veterans of Michigan's bluegrass scene. Six tracks from its most recent two CDs charted repeatedly at BluegrassToday.com's weekly airplay chart, Bluegrass Unlimited's Top 30, and Roots Music Report's Top 50 national folk/bluegrass charts. The band’s lineup features the soaring lead vocals of Missy Armstrong, the hard driving mandolin and superb song writing of Jeff Rose, the championship fiddling of Peter Knupfer, the stellar singing and bass playing of Jennifer Strickland Zapolnik, the soulful driving guitar of Tony Zapolnik, and the sparkling banjo playing of Lloyd Douglas. With the addition of Jennifer the band now has three highly acclaimed song writers. Part of the Mountain Fever Records family of artists, Detour has quickly become a standout—“a bluegrass joyride” that the Lansing State Journal acclaims as “perhaps the best bluegrass band Michigan has yet produced.” Bob Blackman, host of “The Folk Tradition” on WKAR-FM, says "for the total bluegrass package, take this Detour!"
Detour has enjoyed seven highly successful seasons receiving great critical acclaim at numerous concerts and festivals including Dunegrass, Wheatland, the Great Lakes Folk Festival, Virginia Public Television's "Song of the Mountains" concert series, and Interlochen Center for the Arts, among many others.
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Detour plays through Heil microphones
Lloyd Douglas uses GHS Strings