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A Better Place

by Detour

Powerful vocals, impeccable original material, sparkling instrumentals, bluegrass for people who already like bluegrass and those who will soon.
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
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2. Wind in the Willows
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3. Banjo Warning
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4. A Better Place
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5. I'll Go Stepping Too
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6. Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven
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7. Everything Is Nothing As It Seems
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8. Rella's Waltz
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9. Lovin' Liza Jane
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10. I've Just Seen the Rock of Ages
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11. The Letter
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12. Put a Little Love in Your Heart
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13. Big Shake and Howdy
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14. Homeless of the Brave
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
If you don’t think of Michigan as a hotbed of bluegrass, Detour is the band that will change your mind. As musicians, singers, and songwriters, the members of "Detour hold their own on any bluegrass stage. They’re a thoroughly professional, highly entertaining band with a terrific repertoire of originals, classics, hot instrumentals, and a few surprises. For the total bluegrass package, take this Detour!"
Bob Blackman, host of “The Folk Tradition,” WKAR-FM, East Lansing, MI

"I believe Detour is one of the best "undiscovered" bands out there. From great songwriting to vocals and instrumental prowess, these guys have it - including that difficult to describe touch of "magic"."
Terry Herd, Bluegrass Today

"From the moment those guys began playing/singing, I was aware that I was privy to a special moment in Bluegrass. I heard my first live Bluegrass in 1974…in the 33 years since, I’ve listened to a lot of live ‘grass. I must tell you, these guys are as good a group as I’ve ever heard, and far better than most. Wow!… They are truly phenomenal musicians as well as individuals and, indeed, are “all-stars”… If you have the opportunity to attend a Detour concert in the days to come I would heartily urge you to go! One contingent of the next generation of Bluegrass tradition bearers has arrived. "
Tim Little, Michigan Bluegrass Newsletter


"Its not 1938, and they’re not a pop-bluegrass hybrid. nor are they neo-traditionalists... Detour, Michigan’s newest, brightest bluegrass band, is a glimpse of the music’s fourth wave… they may be the finest bluegrass band our state has yet produced."
Chris Rietz, Lansing State Journal


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Jay

A bluegrass classic......welcome Missy!
Any self respecting bluegrass fan MUST buy this CD! It is PERFECT. Imagine a classic Alison Krauss & Union Station, now imagine it even better! That is how good this CD is. In a world where talent sells, this should win Bluegrass Album of the YEAR and sell 1,000,000 copies! The only downside is that it wasn't 2 CDs so everyone got a chance to sing lead. To hear Jeff at HIS best, check out the bands other 2 earlier CDs. You won't be disappointed.

Mark

2012 IBMA Album of the Year?
OK, it's early in the year, but spine-tingling bluegrass virtuosity like this is rare indeed! For longtime bluegrass fans, imagine Claire Lynch & Front Porch String Band with added fullness, depth, and virtuosity. For newcomers or those who think they've stumbled here by accident, listen again to the Quarterline Road preview. If you're still not ready to commit to this mind-blowing CD, it might be a good idea to call 9-1-1. One guarantee: you'll never be able to listen to The Letter again without imagining that it was written as a bluegrass breakdown!