“Bluegrass Unlimited” describes the Satyr Hill Band as, “…one of Baltimore’s premier bluegrass groups” and the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council gives them high ratings too, “They delighted and surprised our audience at their last performance with a mix of fantastic musicianship and a wonderful sense of humor.”
The original Satyr Hill Band evolved from pieces of a well-know traditional bluegrass band of long standing in the Baltimore area known as “Grass on the Rocks.” In 1982, the group adopted its new name after a steep hill outside of Baltimore and the logo was soon to follow. The band has always consisted of members from various musical backgrounds with superb vocal harmonies. Members include Jude Restivo (fiddle, vocals), Rick Miller (guitar, vocals), Charlie Smith (mandolin, vocals), Tom Reeves (bass, vocals) and George Osing (banjo).
The band has developed a unique sound that mixes traditional bluegrass with the contemporary bluegrass, ‘newgrass’ sound.
Their debut release, “In the Grove” has music critic Les McIntyre singing their praises, “The band comfortably tackles each selection with zeal and enthusiasm no mater whether it is an old favorite like “Blue Ridge Cabin Home” or the more contemporary “Song for Life”…[In the Grove] is delightfully entertaining…” The CD was nominated for a WAMMIE in 2003.
The concert will be held at the Chesapeake Exploration Center on July 23 at 7 pm. The concert is part of the “Thursdays in the Park” free summer concerts series presented by the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council and sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council and the United Way of Queen Anne’s County. Bring blankets or chairs. Concerts will be held rain or shine. Contact the Arts Council in the event of extreme weather conditions. For additional information or to receive a concert schedule call 410-758-2520 or go online www.arts4u.info
The Center for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests, and to develop new skills. Registration materials are available at 206 South Commerce St. in Centreville, MD Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm, or by calling 410.758.2520, online at www.arts4u.info, or request via email at email@example.com. The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. Visit us on the web at www.arts4u.info.