.....that is how founding member Mark Yampolsky describes the Forty Mile Detour sound.

“Authentic.American.Music.”.....that is how founding member Mark Yampolsky describes the Forty Mile Detour sound.  It draws from many American music styles, blending elements of blues, rock 'n' roll, folk and bluegrass.
The members are Heather Norton (vocals / accordion / ukelele / percussion), Ellie Jos (fiddle), Mike Sparks (lead guitar), John Auwearter (bass), Anthony Barrasso (drums), Jig Wiggler (vocals / keys) and Mark Yampolsky (vocals / guitar).
Forty Mile Detour has been performing their unique sound playing everywhere from craft beer houses to concert halls in the Lowcountry of South Carolina and in Nashville. “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.
.... “Outstanding, 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.”   
Wolf of 105.5 FM Radio, The Bridge
...."I was looking for new original music and found these guys on ReverbNation.  I fell in love with their sound." 
TJ Phillips of iHeart Radio.
...."This is what music is all about." 
Ed Roland, Collective Soul

Meet the Band

Heather Norton

Heather Norton

Vocals - Accordion
ellie jos

Ellie Jos


Mike Sparks

Lead Guitar

Mark Yampolsky

Vocals - Guitar - Mandolin
anthony on drums

Anthony Barrasso


John Auwaerter

Jig Wiggler

Jig Wiggler

Vocals - Keyboards
greg norton

Greg Norton

Sound Engineer

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