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Detour Set For Joe Val Bluegrass Festival Performance

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DetourMichigan based national touring bluegrass music band Detour is set for a highly anticipated performance at the Joe Val Bluegrass on February 16, 2014. The Boston Bluegrass Union will celebrate the legacy of the late Joe Val with three big days (Feb 14-16) of indoor bluegrass at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel. The event includes a great lineup of national and regional talent, expanded workshops, Kid’s Academy, music vendors, and round-the-clock jamming. More information, including ticket prices can be found at

As announced yesterday morning, Detour has signed with Virginia based Mountain Fever Records. The band is well-known for their tight focused harmonies, precision instrumentals, and creative melodies that take listeners down a unique bluegrass road. Detour’s first single, “Too Blue to Have the Blues,” written by Jeff Rose and Terry Herd, is scheduled to hit radio in February.

Detour is one of the fastest rising bands in bluegrass and has been dominating the radio charts since summer of last year with their self-released hit album, A Better Place. The album spent 10 months on Sirius XM Radio’s Bluegrass Junction Most Played Albums Chart, 10 Months on the Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 15 Album Chart and the Roots Music Report Top 50 Bluegrass Albums. Numerous tracks have appeared on the Bluegrass Today Weekly and Monthly Top 20 Song Chart. The album also garnered the band numerous other honors including being named in Bluegrass Today’s Top Favorite Albums of the Year, Prescription Bluegrass Top 15 Albums of the Year, and the Roots Music Report Top 100 Bluegrass Albums of the Year.

This band includes the 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).

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