Americana Music Duo formed by Natalie Shelar(USA) and Jeanmarie Peschiutta (France), known collectively as Duo DETOUR, have been playing together since over 20 years.
Natalie SHELAR (Tucson, Arizona) Raised in Tucson/Arizona (home of Linda Ronstadt), Natalie's musical travels have taken her across the country and around the world. She is a member of a wandering race that mirrors the mobility of an artist in a musical tradition in which touring is a way of life and eclectic song selection a personal mandate. While touring Europe in the 80's, she was asked to join the prominent bluegrass groups Freewheelin' & The Bluegrass Rendez-Vous. Their unmatched rhythm and timing were absorbed and supported by Natalie's rock-steady guitar and bass playing. In full mastery of her warm alto voice, she is able to carry a song with conviction few can match. DETOUR's performance is filled with variety of styles that allows her to wrap Natalie's powerful voice around both hard-hitting rockers and twangy ballads with masterful authority and admirable conviction. Natalie combines wit and a dynamic stage presence with an exceptional voice and instrumental skills.
Jeanmarie PESCHIUTTA is one of the most celebrated singer /guitarist to have made its way into the European music scene and has turned awesome facility on acoustic and electric guitar into a far-ranging career as a singer/guitar player. Born of Italian parents, a family of musicians, Jeanmarie grew up in Le Havre (France). Together with Natalie Shelar, they are co-founders of the renowned groups The Detour Band and Turquoise. Equally at home in the bluegrass and country worlds, his distinctive lead singing and evident delight playing the guitar lends a special dimension to DETOUR. Jeanmarie has played the major festivals in Europe and USA and shared stages and applause with such notables as Vince Gill, Rodney Crowell, Alison Krauss, Bill Monroe, Ry Cooder…