SAT DEC 12th
Music starts early 7:30 pm!
Doors open early 6:30 pm!
HARK THE BANJOS RING!!!
Annual XMAS HOLIDAY Big Bang!
Welcoming the return of...
2014 IBMA EMERGING ARTIST NOMINEES
The DETOUR BLUEGRASS BAND
- featuring Missy Armstrong
The BANJOS & BAGELS BAND
aka "RIIHIPAITA POIJAT OF FINLAND"
w/ Joulupuki / Nuutipuki / Santa
Click for reservations!
"Listen to Detour's lead vocalist Missy Armstrong sing one song, just one, and you will never, ever, be in the dark about who's voice that is or what band you are listening to again." - Prescription Bluegrass
Detour web - http://www.detourbluegrass.com/
CD review from
Bluegrass Unlimited, November, 2014:
Right out of the chute, Detour lets you know they are no-nonsense new bluegrass with drive, taste, great harmonies, and the sweet singing of Missy Armstrong puts the icing on a great cake. The songs are uplifting and draw upon tradition without restating worn-out themes. On “Juliet,” they sing about the Johnson Boys, giving a nod to an old mountain tune. “Soldier’s Sorrow” puts a minor spin on the old fiddle tune “Soldier’s Joy” to tell the true cost of war. Sadly, it is not just the dead who pay that cost. They cover the old Johnny Nash hit song “I Can See Clearly Now,” taking out the reggae beat and adding their twist. They cover the old Bailes Brothers gospel favorite “Traveling The Highway Home” and end up with “America The Beautiful.” “Ain’t Gonna Wait” is a proactive approach to living the good life. There are ten originals on this project. An album comprised of just the originals would result in a very strong project. Of the thirteen tracks here, the band wrote all but the three obvious ones mentioned above.
This band is hotter than a dog day afternoon. They all get to strut their stuff on “Three, Two, One,” which is two and a half minutes of really hot picking by Jeff Rose on mandolin, Scott Zylstra on lead guitar, Peter Knupfer on fiddle, Lloyd Douglas on banjo, and Jeremy Darrow on bass. Additionally, Rose and Zylstra also add very nice harmonies to Armstrong’s leads. This is a band to keep your eyes and ears on. They are going places. Great songs, great singing, and above-average picking raise them above the crowd. All in all, they are a winning combination of talents worth your investigation.
"This band is hotter than a dog day afternoon!"
- Bluegrass Unlimited
Mountain Fever Records is proud to have Detour Bluegrass on board with their new release!
Missy was part of our 2014 "Women Of Bluegrass" series We are proud to bring her back for our big annual xmas holiday party! She can sing!
Chicago's king of klezmer fiddle, Evanston First Night programmer, bandleader, promoter, Evanston Space creator, composer, radio host, and lecturer. Always a special treat!
See Mountain Fever for more info!
Finland's Joulupukki is for mature audiences. Sitting in crate and ready for export...not necessarily the love of children this santa require special handling.
We welcome them back tour men Evanston! Great, great bluegrass for the discerning listener!
She can sing!
Your hosts...Chipper & Harris of Bubbly Creek and The Banjos & Bagels Band. Some klezmer, gospel, bluegrass, tangos, in English, Finnish, and Italian. Father & son mish-mash of joy.
Keyboardist of Banjos & Bagels Band, Chelsea warms any stage. Working on her Music PHD at University of Chicago, we are proud to have her!
Finland's naughty Santa was a bit on the evil side. Children beware.
Your hosts of the Xmas party at the "world famous" American Legion Post of Evanston.
Taken a few years ago, we are the Covingtons - two banjoists, fiddlers, singers, dancers, percussionists, actors, music teachers, and sales-marketing executives. Two new entries missing.
Choral director, music teacher, bassist and guitarist of Bubbly Creek and the Banjos & Bagels Band. Songs from around the world!
Finland's evil xmas tradition scared little children and was often just a drunk neighbor!
Hey Finnish kids, don't get to close to that Nuutipukki fellow! He could be drunk!