MI2N
Music Industry News Network
SATURDAY, MAY 23RD
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
Subscribe to Mi2N's Free Newsletters B2N (business) i2N (indie)
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Band News (more headlines) 11-12-2012

Detour Band Partners With Goodwill To Help Homeless Veterans

Bookmark and Share
Website: http://www.detourbluegrass.com/
The Michigan based bluegrass band DETOUR is donating proceeds from the sales of its song "Homeless Of The Brave" to Goodwill’s Patriot Place project. Patriot Place is a transitional housing community for Northern Michigan’s homeless veterans. Detour recently presented Goodwill with a check for $1,000 which is the first of what they hope will be many installments.

The song, which is included on their newest release "A Better Place", was written by band member Jeff Rose as a direct response to a story that he heard on the radio about the plight of homeless veterans. Rose was "stunned to learn that there are approximately 70,000 homeless veterans in this country and over 600 in northern Michigan alone".

The song is a story about American veterans who return home, only to find they cannot get jobs, or in some cases, even find places to live and sleep. The chorus of the song sums up the hopefulness that Detour has for this project:

It's time we stand up and say,
there'll be hell to pay, if another soldier dies upon these streets,
In the richest land on earth, please tell me what it's worth,
if we let them go down in defeat, oh there has to be a way that we can save,
those living in the land of the free and the homeless of "The Brave."

Rose wrote most of the song and finished it on the way to a Veteran's Day performance in Manistee. Rose performed the song with Missy Armstrong, Detour's lead singer that evening to an enthusiastic, lengthy standing ovation. Based on that response and the ongoing feedback that Detour has received around the song they decided to seek a partnership with Goodwill to do whatever they can to assist homeless veterans. Rose noted that "I find it totally unfathomable that this situation exists in America, with all of the abundance that we enjoy".

Michigan "bluegrass powerhouse" Detour has two songs from their current release “A Better Place” in the top ten on the national bluegrass charts and is targeting airplay for the "Homeless Of The Brave" across the country with the goal of helping to raise even more awareness and funds.
Detour's "A Better Place" CD is available online at Elderly.com, Countysales.com and CDBaby.com Downloads of the song may be purchased through iTunes, Amazon and other online retail outlets.

The needs of homeless veterans are significant. Frequently, veterans have experienced horrific scenarios in war zones, resulting in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These challenges often lead to substance abuse issues. Sometime the skills learned while in active duty do not necessarily easily translate into the civilian workforce. However, these men have learned many other very employable leadership skills – they just need our help. Each of these factors can contribute to homelessness, and studies have shown that veterans overcome such obstacles in an environment of their peers.

Goodwill’s Patriot Place helps homeless veterans:
- cope with mental disabilities such as PTSD
- overcome substance abuse issues
- secure income through employment or VA and/or Social Security/Disability benefits
- find permanent housing.

To learn more about the song “Homeless of the Brave” visit Detour Bluegrass at http://www.detourbluegrass.com/ or http://www.goodwillnmi.org/vets

Radio stations can download Public Service Announcements and Detour’s music at http://www.airplaydirect.com/music/detour

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

Canadian WCMA Nominated DJ Soulier Performs At Beijing's Award-Winning DDC

Dyne Side Is Officially The First Winner Of The Muzicol Revolution

Heavy Russia: Young Metal Act "Gravity Rain" Announce Crowdfunder For "Artifacts Of Balance"

Are You A Professional Musician Or Talented Composer? Help Xhail Find You

Vocalist/Songwriter Halie Loren Explores Transformation And Self-Realization On Soulful Release, Butterfly Blue - Available June 9 Via Justin Time Records

Eurovision Contestant Tamar Kaprelian Releases New Single "Yours To Keep" On EP Through Killer Tracks' Artists Series

Chinese Rockers Second Hand Rose "Crossing Boundaries" World Tour

Deadline Looms For 20th Annual USA Songwriting Competition



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» MMF Canada Announce New Travel Bursary For Ontario Managers
» Rocktron Introduces New Hush Product
» BLACHAWK RECORDS TO RELEASE NEW COMPILATION CD “THE MOVEMENT” THIS SUMMER!
» Barefoot Launches "Masters Of The Craft" Video Series
» Rdio Launches "Rdio Select"
» ASCAP Appoints Clara Kim As EVP And General Counsel
» Are You A Professional Musician Or Talented Composer? Help Xhail Find You
» Canadian WCMA Nominated DJ Soulier Performs At Beijing's Award-Winning DDC
» POPULAR CCM GROUP THE KATINAS RELEASES NEW SINGLE
» NY Artist JES Debuts ThingLink Interactive Video With ITunes Store Inside Facebook Timeline


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» MusicDish*China Tours, Signing, NYCxDesign And Planetrox
» Award-Nominated DJ Soulier Performs At Beijing's Award-Winning DDC
» Second Hand Rose "Crossing Boundaries" World Tour
» CMW Live Touring Summit: Interview With Elliott Lefko
» Online Chinese Music Video Platform Yinyuetai Raises $35 Million In Funding
» Founder Of Beijing Oi! Punk And MiSanDao Front Man Passes Away
» The New Wave Of Chinese Contemporary Art: Identity, Irreverence And Forward-Looking
» Tommy Hilfiger New Store Opening In Beijing, China
» Stones Fans Rejoice - 2015 Tour Dates Announced
» INTRO Electronic Music Festival: Interview With DJ Weng Weng
» VUE Audiotechnik Establishes VUE China
» March 28, 2015: A Black Day For Yaogun (Chinese Rock)

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2015 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.