Austin Scelzo Named 2023 Connecticut Arts Hero
Rock Hearts
by Rock Hearts
1M ago
Austin Scelzo Named 2023 Connecticut Arts Hero Our Fiddler, Austin Scelzo, was recently selected as a 2023 Connecticut Arts Hero.  Read the Bluegrass Today article here   The Connecticut Arts Hero Awards honor and celebrate Connecticut residents who are doing inspiring things in, for, or through the arts in Connecticut. Since 2016, the Connecticut Arts Hero Awards have introduced us to an array of remarkable individuals engaged in or supporting the arts - some publicly and some behind the scenes. The Connecticut Arts Hero Awards are presented at a special, open to all, free event ..read more
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Second Fiddle Blues - Austin Scelzo and Alex Macleod
Rock Hearts
by Rock Hearts
4M ago
Click Here to Listen Co-written with my bandmate from Rock Hearts, Alex Macleod, Second Fiddle Blues was recorded as a duet with my good friend Vickie Vaughn (Della Mae, High Fidelity Bluegrass) in Nashville in Feb 2023. Vickie recommended Mike Drassler for pedal steel guitar which completed the classic country lonesome sound. The story is a heart wrenching, classic melodrama that fits perfectly in the canon of great country music.  I'd love to hear what you think! Click Here to Listen ..read more
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WANDERLUST CD Review from UNCUT GRASS - SEVERIN THEINERT
Rock Hearts
by Rock Hearts
4M ago
"WANDERLUST – 615 HIDEAWAY RECORDS (2023) ROCK HEARTS So, here it is… the long awaited sophomore album by New England Bluegrass Band, Rock Hearts. Forming a decade ago, these guys had enough time to evolve their unique sound with modern day bluegrass. Since their first album in 2020 (Starry Southern Nights), Billy Thibodeau on mandolin and Austin Scelzo on fiddle have joined the band. They are great additions to the founding members Alex MacLeod (guitar), Rick Brodsky (bass) and Joe Deetz (banjo). This new album, “Wanderlust” has it all! Hard-driving banjo licks, heartfelt fiddle melodies, d ..read more
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Wanderlust on our Website Store and more.....
Rock Hearts
by Rock Hearts
5M ago
We are excited to announce that Wanderlust, our newly released album with The 615 Hideaway Records, is now available in CD or Digital Download formats on our website store. https://rockheartsbluegrass.com/store You can also purchase singles off the new album, as well as CDs or Digital Downloads from our first album, Starry Southern Nights. https://rockheartsbluegrass.com/store ..read more
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Rock Hearts recording with Scott Vestal at Digital Underground Recording Studio in Tennessee
Rock Hearts
by Rock Hearts
7M ago
Rock Hearts is back in the studio recording our 3rd project, and our 2nd with The 615 Hideaway Record Label.  Following Starry Southern Nights and Wanderlust, the boys are laying down 13 brand new songs with Scott Vestal at his Digital Underground Recording Studio. The week has been incredibly productive.  We arrived safely on Sunday, got right to work practicing and it's been paying off.  Scott has us dialed in and we're cranking.  Excited to have contributing songwriters Rick Lang, Bob Amos, Brink Brinkman, and one from our founding mandolin player and Nashville native, M ..read more
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Two New Singles! + New Show Dates
Rock Hearts
by Rock Hearts
8M ago
We hope to see you at some of these newly announced shows! All Tickets and info to these and our future shows can be found here: Rockheartsbluegrass.com/shows New Single! "Don't Cry Blue" with Jonathan Edwards Stream the New Single - "Don't Cry Blue" with guest artist Jonathan Edwards! The first A sided single is written by Malcolm McKinney and popularized by folk-icon Jonathan Edwards, “Don’t’ Cry Blue” features Edwards joining Rock Hearts as he and Alex MacLeod of Rock Hearts trade verses and Edwards sings baritone harmony too ..read more
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Live Stream, New Show Dates, and Education!
Rock Hearts
by Rock Hearts
10M ago
We hope to see you at some of these newly announced shows! Just a few tickets remaining for this weekend's GuitarTown CT 15th anniversary show in Hamden. Snag those last tickets here (Friday, May 5 - 7:30-10PM) -->> Live Stream Tonight <<-- We've also just announced that we will be live streaming tonight at 8:30 PM EDT on the Rock Hearts Facebook Page, the 615 Hideaway Records YouTube Page, and the Bluegrass Music TV Facebook Page. We'll be chatting with guests about the new album, upcoming shows, and more! Finally, please note the change of date fo ..read more
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Latest single release: The Last Log Drive
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by Rock Hearts
1y ago
In 1975, the lumber industry in Maine decided to transport freshly-fallen timbers on trucks down the highways, thereby ending the long-held tradition of floating the massive logs down the rivers.  In response, Billy Thibodeau's father and New England Bluegrass pioneer, Sam Tidwell, penned the song about the last log drive on the nearby, Kennebec River, not far from their home in Cambridge, Maine. Sam said the The Last Log Drive was a protest song. Not long after, as the Associate Press was covering this momentous and historical event in Maine, the song gained similar attention.  Bill ..read more
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Rock Hearts' WANDERLUST on SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction
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by Rock Hearts
1y ago
In case you haven't heard the big news, our debut single with the 615 Hideaway Record Label, Wanderlust, is now being played on SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction.  (Sirius XM Radio 62 and Dish Network 6062) If you want to hear it, you can REQUEST that SiriusXM play Wanderlust by contacting their request line on Friday mornings - 1-877-98Banjo Wanderlust, written by lead singer, Alex MacLeod, is somewhat of an examination of his life growing up as a Military Brat.  He says that being forced to move every 2-3 years of his young life, left ripple effects that cause him to not want to settle d ..read more
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Wanderlust #6 on Top 50 AirPlayDirect Singles & #10 Top 50 Albums for August
Rock Hearts
by Rock Hearts
1y ago
It's been incredible.  We dropped Wanderlust on August 19th, 2022, with The 615 Hideaway Records label, and thanks to all of the DJs, we ended up as the #6 Top 50 APD Single and #10 Top 50 APD Albums for the Month of August.  For those keeping score at home, APD stands for Air Play Direct, the place where DJs from around the world go to download music for their programs.  Still charting in September. Thank you Robert and Lynda Weingartz of APD for your guidance and generosity. Thank you for your support, encouragement and downloads!   ..read more
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