“Authentic.American.Music.”…..that is how founding member Mark Yampolsky describes the Forty Mile Detour sound. “It’s Americana and draws from many American music styles, incorporating elements of blues, rock ‘n’ roll, folk and bluegrass.”
The members of Forty Mile Detour are Krystal Halvorson (vocals / banjo), Mike Sparks (lead guitar / vocals), Scott Tucker (drums), John Auwaeter (bass) and Mark Yampolsky (guitar / mandolin / vocals). In addition to guitar and vocals, Mark is the principle songwriter for the band.
When Charleston South Carolina radio personality, Wolf of 105.5 FM The Bridge heard Forty Mile Detour for the first time he became an instant fan. “Outstanding,” he says of the band, “If you haven’t seen them live you need to do yourself a favor and check them out. It’s great Americana music. It’s rock ‘n’ roll, blues and country all rolled up into one and it comes out sounding great.”
Forty Mile Detour has been performing their unique sound playing everywhere from craft beer houses to concert halls in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. “We love getting the opportunity to share our music” says Mark, “It is gratifying to see that our music is connecting with so many people.”
Forty Mile Detour plays their music from the heart, creating a sound that is true to the American spirit, the open road and the American dream. The band’s commitment to live performances continues to earn them many fans throughout the Lowcountry of South Carolina.