Detour Receives IBMA Award Nomination for Emerging Artist of the Year

Detour Bluegrass 11Detour bluegrass band featuring the talents of Missy Armstrong, Jeff Rose, Peter Knupfer, Scott Zystra, Lloyd Douglas, and Jeremy Darrow, received an International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Award Nomination as Emerging Artist of the Year. Final nominees for the 2014 IBMA Awards were announced today during a press conference held at The Factory in Franklin, TN hosted by Sam Bush and Jim Lauderdale.

IBMA Award winners will be announced Thursday, October 2 beginning at 7:30 PM Eastern in the Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center in Raleigh, NC. Grammy-winning country vocalist Lee Ann Womack and Grammy-winning musician Jerry Douglas will serve as host of the Awards Show. The show is part of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass taking place September 30 – October 4 in Raleigh.

Bluegrass fans heard DETOUR featured this morning on Sirius XM Radio and their show will be rebroadcast: August 14 at 9:00 PM EDT, August 16 at 8:00 AM EDT and August 17 at Noon EDT, and also available On Demand.

This evening, beginning at 7:00 PM Central, Music City Roots (Nashville’s acclaimed Roots and Americana variety show hosted by Jim Lauderdale) will feature performances by Detour, Sam Bush, Balsam Range and Becky Buller. The show is available for viewing via webcast nationwide at http://www.musiccityroots.com or at the new Livestream app for phones and tablets. Fans can also tune in to Hippie Radio 94.5 FM in Nashville.

Detour certainly made their mark on the bluegrass scene over the last year with significant chart success for their Mountain Fever Records’ album GOING NOWHERE FAST. This popular album includes the #1 Bluegrass Today chart single (July 2014) “Too Blue To Have The Blues” written by Jeff Rose and Terry Herd and is currently #2 on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Monthly Song Chart and #5 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Top 20.

For more information on the band, please visit www.detourbluegrass.com.

For more information on IBMA’s World of Bluegrass, please visit www.ibma.org.

Detour Joins Sam Bush, Balsam Range, Becky Buller at Music City Roots August 13, 2014

Music-City-Roots-620Detour bluegrass band is proud to announce they will perform Wednesday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Music City Roots – Nashville’s acclaimed Roots and Americana variety show hosted by Jim Lauderdale. This live concert event, featuring Sam Bush, Detour, Balsam Range and Becky Buller, will be webcast nationwide at musiccityroots.com or via the new Livestream app for phones and tablets. Fans can also tune in to Hippie Radio 94.5 FM in Nashville. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at MusicCityRoots.com.

Detour Bluegrass 12This highly anticipated concert will follow the International Bluegrass Music Association’s press conference where the 2014 IBMA Award Nominees will be announced.

Detour has celebrated significant chart success with their Mountain Fever Records’ album GOING NOWHERE FAST that includes the #1 Bluegrass Today chart single (July 2014) “Too Blue To Have The Blues.” The song, written by Jeff Rose and Terry Herd, is currently #2 on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Monthly Song Chart and #5 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Top 20.

Music City Roots fans will certainly be impressed by the outstanding talents of Missy Armstrong (Lead Vocals & Guitar), Peter Knupfer (Violin), Scott Zystra (Guitar & Vocals), Jeff Rose (Mandolin & Vocals), Lloyd Douglas (Banjo), and Jeremy Darrow (Bass).
For more information on DETOUR, please visit detourbluegrass.com, and join them on Facebook and Twitter.

Music City Roots is held at The Factory at Franklin Liberty Hall, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin TN 37064. Please visit them at www.MusicCityRoots.com, Facebook, and Twitter.

Detour Debuts on Bluegrass Today Top 20 Chart

2014-detour-album-going-nowhere-fastThe powerful and talented bluegrass band, DETOUR, made their debut this morning at #6 on Bluegrass Today’s Top 20 Song Chart with their popular new single “Too Blue To Have The Blues.” The song was written by Jeff Rose and Terry Herd. Missy Armstrong, one of the most talked about new female vocalist in acoustic music, lends her beautiful lead vocals to the song that is highlighted by the tremendous talents of Peter Knupfer (Violin), Scott Zystra (Guitar & Vocals), Jeff Rose (Mandolin & Vocals), Lloyd Douglas (Banjo), and Jeremy Darrow (Bass).

“We are incredibly blessed to work with the best DJ’s in music. We can’t thank them enough for the long hours and tireless work they put into getting bluegrass to all the music loving ears. We are so excited and humbled they’ve given our song a spot on their playlists,” said Missy.

Mountain Fever Records recently released the digital version of Going Nowhere Fast available on iTunes, Amazon.com and dozens of other outlets with the physical album releasing soon. For direct digital download including the covers and inserts, contact Mountain Fever at radio@mountainfever.com and visit mountainfever.com.
Fans can learn more about Detour including upcoming tour dates, please visit detourbluegrass.com and join them on Facebook, Twitter.

DETOUR Releases New Single – “Too Blue To Have The Blues”

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detour-joeval-2014The tight focused harmonies, precision instrumentals, and creative melodies of Michigan bluegrass band Detour, are about to get a broader listening audience. Detour will release the first single off their upcoming Mountain Fever Records album TODAY. The single is titled “Too Blue To Have the Blues,” and was co-written by Detour’s own Jeff Rose and longtime bluegrass songwriter and radio DJ, Terry Herd. Their sound had taken listeners down a unique bluegrass road for years and this new venture is no different.

Detour bandleader Jeff Rose says, “Blues is a huge part of bluegrass. Most songs about the blues revel in swimming in the blues. This song is about being beyond the blues, so low that you have to look up to even see the blues. For Detour it shows a whole new level of grassiness.”

With bandmate Melissa “Missy” Armstrong on lead vocals, by the end of the second line of the first verse, there is no doubt that the blues are about to be crushed.

“Missy Armstrong is my favorite singer,” Rose says. Most people know of her from her mid-tempo bluegrass and ballads but she also has a blues side to her voice that is riveting. Our last CD “A Better Place” focused mostly on her sweet side. “Too Blue” is one of the songs on the new CD that really show off the blue side of Missy.”

Armstrong is a fan of the song too. “It’s always interesting to see a song from its beginning to its release. I remember hearing this song for the first time in an air conditioned tent behind the stage at a festival in Kentucky. The entire band took to it immediately. I love the way a song takes on a life of it’s own!” says Missy Armstrong.

“Songwriters are always waiting for that phrase that jumps out,” Rose observes. “While at a festival in Kentucky, I heard something that led to the idea that you could be so blue that you couldn’t even have the blues. I created the music and the lyrics. Then leaned on my friend Terry Herd to help me wrap the song with a third verse. Most of my songs have a positive message so this was a departure for me ,” he says with a chuckle.

The single and album was recorded at Frontier Recording, frontierrecording.com, engineer Scott Zylstra, production Jeff Rose/Scott Zylstra. Mastered by Brandon Hodges at Dead Oak Mastering. It’s the record they’ve wanted to make for some time.

“We are super excited about our first single from this album,” Rose says. “Too Blue To Have The Blues” showcases the blue side of Missy Armstrong and the inescapable fact that we love playing bluegrass.”

Band members include Missy Armstrong (Lead Vocals & Guitar), Peter Knupfer (Violin), Scott Zystra (Guitar & Vocals), Jeff Rose (Mandolin & Vocals), Lloyd Douglas (Banjo), and Jeremy Darrow (Bass).

For more information on Detour, visit www.detourbluegrass.com or www.mountainfever.com

Audie Blaylock & Redline Score Another Hit Album

Audie Blaylock & Redline are celebrating numerous milestones this summer with their hot new album, “CRYIN’ HEART BLUES” that Terry Herd of Bluegrass Radio Network calls “without a doubt, his strongest album to date.”  The album hit #1 on Cashbox Magazine Top 20 Bluegrass Album Chart (Aug ’10) and climbed to #7 on the Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine (BU) Top 15 Albums chart (Sept ’10).  The title track and first single release have made impressive strides as well moving up again to reach #16 on the BU Top 30 Songs chart (Sept ‘10) and #13 on Bluegrass Music Profiles Magazine Top 30 Songs (Aug ’10).

“High energy that’s what I like and Audie puts on a great high energy show and it shows in his recording,” says Jerry Eicher of ‘Ol Hippe Bluegrass Hour radio show.  The band has been pleasing audiences around the country and Canada this year at major festivals and events.  Audie Blaylock & Redline will certainly do more of the same when they open for Pam Tillis at the Marshall County Blueberry Festival in Plymouth, Indiana on September 4, 2010.

Audie can also be heard on Michael Martin Murphey’s current album “BUCKAROO BLUE GRASS II: RIDING SONG” on the track, “Running Gun” that Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine says is “powered by some killer lead guitar by Audie Blaylock. 

Audie Blaylock & Redline can also be heard on the upcoming “ALL-STAR JAM – LIVE AT GRAVES MOUNTAIN” album releasing this October on Rural Rhythm Records

For more information on Audie Blaylock & Redline, please visit www.audieblaylock.com