Tickets The Detours Music Showcase is a benefit for the Arcata Playhouse featuring two local bands, The Detours and The Yokels. The show is a hybrid sit-down and dance concert. The Yokels will perform from 8 to 9:15. The Detours will play from 9:35 to 11. Bring your dancing shoes!
The Detours play Americana music, including vintage honky tonk, newer alt-country and Southern-tinged soul music. The tunes range from classic songs by Merle Haggard and Buck Owens to more current artists like The Mavericks and John Fogerty as well as The Detours' original songs by Jake Wiegandt and Marc Jeffares.
The Detours is comprised of: Paul DeMark, drums/vocals; Jeffares, vocals, mandolin, keyboards; Rick Levin, guitars/vocals; Ron Sharp, bass; and acoustic guitar; and guitarist/vocalist Wiegandt. Wiegandt formerly played with Rooster McClintock. Jeffares is the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist in The Trouble. DeMark also plays with The Delta Nationals and toured nationally with the late Chicago blues pianist Sunnyland Slim. Levin and Sharp have performed with Cadillac Ranch since 2007.
The Yokels were born two years ago. The members have played together since they were all in the country-rock band Buckshot, formed in 1977, that played at various taverns, parties and shows throughout the county. They still love playing music for North Coast folks. Spanning decades of soul and danceabilly music, American-made, original and renewed: the Yokels are Steve Irwin, guitar and vocal; Glen Nagy, bass and vocal; Bill Kerker, drums and vocal. Irwin also plays in the Delta Nationals while Kerker performs with Cadillac Ranch.