Gold Mines, Cowboys, and Miners

Crown King, AZ was home to a young Silas Hite. It was a tiny mountain town where he spent his days exploring gold mines and hanging out with old cowboys and miners. Sounds like treasure for a future song writing career; and it was.

He’s now an Emmy-winning composer, having co-scoring credits for blockbuster and independent films such as Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs; one he got to work on with his uncle, noted composer Mark Mothersbaugh (DEVO). Mark’s studio is where he spent his early career days learning the ropes.

Silas’ music also appears in lots of children television programming, like Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get A Clue! and Disney’s Dance-A-Lot Robot, as well as adult shows such as Blue Mountain State, Duck Dynasty, and Chef’s Table. He has also scored hundreds of commercials for clients such as Apple, McDonalds, and Chevy.

While all of that makes for a rewarding career, Silas also likes to keep a part of himself close to the goldmine adventures and cowboy memories of his childhood days. So he spends his down time and spare moments writing and recording music under the moniker, The Satin Cowboy & The Seven Deadly Sins. “It’s how I stay grounded and keep in touch with my rural upbringing,” he commented recently.

To that end, Silas is set to release his seventh studio project, Amigos. “Composing has been my job for almost 18 years now,” he commented. “And it’s awesome. The styles I get asked to write for are all over the map – Strings, Rock and Roll, EDM – it’s all over the place. But the album I’m working on is very Americana; a blend of roots, rock, country, bluegrass; all that stuff mixed together. I don’t get to write in that style for work, but it’s something that’s very close to my heart.”

His first single, “Song For Tom Petty,” released in May, 2020, and is striking a chord with listeners all over the world. The full album is set for an August 25th release.

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