Tag: Detour

Going Nowhere Fast – Detour

| May 8, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Detour really shook up the bluegrass world in 2012 with the release of A Better Place, the Michigan band’s third album. It was remarkable for the introduction of a new voice and sound in the person of Missy Armstrong, the group’s then new lead vocalist. […]

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Detour at Zellie’s Opry House

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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I mentioned over the weekend in the Bluegrass Today forum just how much I was enjoying Detour’s latest album, Going Nowhere Fast. We’ll have a review of the record soon, but in the meantime, here are a couple of videos shot earlier this month when […]

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First single from new Detour album

| February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Detour fans have been anxiously awaiting new music from the band since word first started circulating about a new recording some months ago. Expectations have been high since the success they enjoyed with their last record, A Better Place, and today Mountain Fever Records has […]

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New members, new label for Detour

| January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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In one of the least well-kept secrets in SW Virginia, Detour has been recording recently at Mountain Fever Studio in Willis. The Michigan band broke out nationally in 2012 with their album, A Better Place, and speculation about a follow-up has been rampant ever since. […]

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You’ll Be Lonely, I’ll Be Gone – Driven

| November 6, 2013 | 4 Comments
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As a reviewer, few things are more satisfying than encountering an artist with whom you are unfamiliar, and finding them to be as strong a contender for headliner status as anyone currently working the circuit. It’s also a bit humbling, as you have to squash […]

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Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2013 – Saturday Update

| September 23, 2013 | 1 Comment
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The 2013 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion continued today, and not even the rain that soaked the festival for a few hours could dampen the enthusiasm. Bluegrass lovers knew they could find several top groups playing on various stages around Bristol, TN/VA today. Artists were […]

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Mansion Entertainment launches Bluegrass Valley

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Nashville’s Mansion Entertainment, an established Southern Gospel label and audio/video production facility, has announced the formation of BlueGrass Valley Entertainment & Records. Singles from Brad Davis, Detour and Nightflyer will be pushed to radio later this month, and more artist announcements are expected soon. Bill Traylor, […]

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A Few of My Favorite Things

| December 31, 2012 | 2 Comments
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As a Bluegrass Today correspondent, I get to listen to a lot of music during the year. Some on CDs, some live. Some traditional bluegrass, some most definitely not. Some of it terrific, some of it, well, not so much. But one of the most […]

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Giving Thanks (Bluegrass Edition)

| November 22, 2012 | 0 Comments
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While we count our many blessings, I want to take a couple of minutes to note some of the things I’m thankful for in the bluegrass world. For starters, I’m grateful that folks like Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs had the foresight to […]

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Detour’s Helping Hand for Veterans

| November 12, 2012 | 2 Comments
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The story on the radio stopped Jeff Rose in his tracks. He was shocked to discover there were so many homeless veterans in northern Michigan and many thousands more across the United States. So he did what musicians do. He wrote a song, called Homeless […]

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