Bluegrass band Detour entertained a toe-tapping audience at the Crystal Theatre on July 14.
CRYSTAL FALLS— The Crystal Theatre presented a cowboy boots and denim-wearing group of veterans of Michigan’s bluegrass scene that go by the name Detour on Sunday, July 14.
Detour has six members: lead vocalist Missy Armstrong, fiddle player Peter Knupfer, bass player Jack Grant, guitarist Scott Zylstra, song writer and mandolin player Jeff Rose and banjo player Kevin Gaugier.
“Isn’t this the perfect way to spend a hot, Sunday afternoon; listening to bluegrass?” asked Peter Knupfer, their championship winning fiddle player.
The group made sure to keep it Sunday-appropriate by gracing the audience with a couple of gospel songs along with a few of their chart-topping originals.
Detour has been to Crystal Theatre three times.
“We do venture into foreign territory occasionally,” said Knupfer.
Detour does more than just provide their audiences with beautiful, foot-tapping worthy music. They donate any proceeds made by one of their original songs titled, “Homeless of the Brave,”towards helping homeless veterans in Michigan.
The audience could not get enough of this group. The audience threw a curveball at the group and asked for a bluegrass version of “Amazing Grace.” The audience got a bit of acapella and instrumental verses of the well-known song. Detour had the entire audience on their feet and clapping furiously with appreciation.