Bluegrass at its Best with The Shoremen

Summer and Bluegrass are a perfect combination for the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council’s free summer concert season. On July 9, area favorites, The Shoremen will bring their best to Millstream Park in Centreville, Maryland for a knockout performance. The band plays a powerful style of traditional bluegrass along with the occasional contemporary mix. This relatively new group brings great harmonies, impeccable rhythm and overall musicianship to the stage and have quickly developed a loyal fan base.

The band’s talented and well known members are five diverse and talented musicians. Bassist and vocalist Dave MacGlashan is a twenty-year veteran to Bluegrass music. He has performed with a number of noteworthy artists including Mike Auldridge, Jimmy Gaudreau, Emory Lester and Mac Wiseman. He has released CD’s with Shenandoah Blue and National act Bill Yates and Friends/County Gentlemen Tribute Band. Dave’s brother Marc MacGlashan is a World Class mandolin player who has won numerous awards and praise for his playing. He achieved national recognition while touring with The Gibson Brothers, with whom he recorded three albums, and also performed with at the Grand Ole Opry. Guitarist Chuck Van Meter’s playing brings to mind the great Tony Rice and the late great Clarence White. His impeccable rhythm and great tone are his trademarks. A long-time former member of the popular Bluegrass band, Blue Daze, he is the primary vocalist for The Shoremen. Mark Delaney, the group’s banjo player, is a native of Maryland who began playing seriously at the age of eleven. His Kentucky born grandfather was his inspiration as well as his tutor. It was not long after he began playing that he became a professional, playing in regional bands in the Washington, D.C. area including many years with Arnold Hobbs and Partners. He takes an inventive approach to Scruggs style playing making him a favorite with bluegrass audiences along the Mid-Atlantic Region. Many have seen him play with Norman Wright and The Travelers, Darren Beachley and The Maryland Line, Badly Bent, The Patuxent Partners, and The Good Deal Bluegrass Band. He has also appeared on stage with Bluegrass legends Charlie Waller and Buzz Busby, and recorded with Mike Auldridge and Frank Wakefield. The youngest band member, Nate Grower is fiddle phenomenon. His playing pulls from such greats as Mark O’Connor, Stuart Duncan and Bobby Hicks. He easily wows audiences with his breath taking solos.

The concert begins at 7 pm and is presented by the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council and sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council, the United Way of Queen Anne’s County, Congressman Frank Kratovil, and Dr. James Lucas. Door prizes are provided by Prime Outlets of Queenstown, and media sponsorship has been provided by Tidewater Trader. Bring blankets or chairs; picnicking is encouraged. Concerts are held rain or shine. Contact the Arts Council in the event of extreme weather conditions or alerts. For additional information or to receive a concert schedule call 410-758-2520 or email: Millstream Park is located on route 213 S.

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