Willis, VA -- Virginia based Mountain Fever Records kicks off 2014 in a big way with the signing of popular contemporary bluegrass band Detour. The Michigan-based band is well-known for their tight focused harmonies, precision instrumentals, and creative melodies that take listeners down a unique bluegrass road. The band’s first single, “Too Blue To Have the Blues,” written by Jeff Rose and Terry Herd, is scheduled to hit radio in February.
Detour bandleader Jeff Rose says, "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!"\
The exciting new band lineup features members Missy Armstrong (Lead Vocals & Guitar), Peter Knupfer (Violin), Scott Zystra (Guitar & Vocals), Jeff Rose (Mandolin & Vocals), Lloyd Douglas (Banjo), and Jeremy Darrow (Bass). Welcome Jeremy Darrow and Lloyd Douglas to the band as 2014 opens and a new label as well.
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.
For more information on Detour, visit www.detourbluegrass.com