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.
Today it is announced that this next project will be released on the Mountain Fever Label, with a debut single set to hit next month. The song is Too Blue To Have the Blues, written by Detour mandolinist Jeff Rose and Terry Herd.
Rose shares the band’s comfort with their new partner, and label head Mark Hodges.
“We are thrilled to be part of the Mountain Fever family. We have been talking with Mark for some time about the potential of working together and we have been constantly impressed with him as a label owner and as a person. He loves bluegrass music as much as we do and the quality of music that Mountain Fever is putting out is top notch. It is a great fit for us.
This is going to be fun!”
Lead vocalist, and bluegrass bright spot, Missy Armstrong concurs.
I feel pretty blessed to play bluegrass music and being surrounded with such great folks makes it even more of a blessing.”
The new album will also feature two new faces. Jeremy Darrow has joined the band on bass, as has Lloyd Douglas on banjo. That leaves Peter Knupfer on fiddle and Scott Zystra on guitar.
All of Detour is pumped to get their 2014 touring underway with a show next month at the Joe Val Festival in Massachusetts.