• Austin Scelzo named 2023 Connecticut Arts Hero

    Austin Scelzo, fiddler with Rock Hearts and On The Trail, has been chosen as a recipient of the 2023 Connecticut Art Hero award. Since 2016, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development has selected award winners from all across the

  • Two new singles from Rock Hearts

    Rock Hearts with Jonathan Edwards in the studio 615 Hideaway Records has released a pair of new singles for Rock Hearts, who are quickly becoming New England's favorite bluegrass group. The band boats five experienced veterans of the music scene up

  • The Last Log Drive from Rock Hearts

    Rock Hearts continues to carry the flag for New England bluegrass with their latest single for 615 Hideaway Records, The Last Log Drive. Sam Tidwell, father of Rock Hearts mandolinist Billy Thibodeau, wrote the song as a protest against the modern

  • Wanderlust – new single from Rock Hearts

    615 Hideaway Records has released their first single with Rock Hearts, since signing them to a recording contract last month. The southern New England grassers will produce multiple projects for the Nashville label. For their debut the band has chosen Wanderlust,

  • Rock Hearts sign with 615 Hideaway Records

    Rock Hearts, southern New England's fastest rising bluegrass group, has signed a multi-project deal with 615 Hideaway Records in Nashville. The label is run by Sammy Passamano III, son of Sam Passamano of Rural Rhythm Records, and is known in

  • Whispering Waters video from Rock Hearts

    Rock Hearts, the pride of southern New England, has produced a music video for Whispering Waters, a band original from their 2020 debut album, Starry Southern Nights. The song was written by mandolinist Billy Thibodeau and Stan Keach, an uptempo grasser

  • Austin Scelzo to Rock Hearts on fiddle

    Rhode Island's Rock Hearts have named their newest member. Young Austin Scelzo has joined this group of veteran grassers on fiddle. Hailing from Connecticut, Austin teaches fiddle and violin, and heads up the Bluegrass, Country, and Roots Youth Club in Ridgefield,

  • Starry Southern Nights – Rock Hearts

    There's plenty to like on Starry Southern Nights, the debut album from New England-based group, Rock Hearts. Though the record comes in a little light at only eight tracks, the band packs lots of traditional-sounding bluegrass into those numbers, ranging from