- Tickets or $18 day of show
Rock Hearts – CD release!
TICKETS STILL REMAIN! ... but we have had to take our credit card processor offline. Please call in your reservations for our April 8, 8:00 p.m. concert with Rock Hearts to 401-725-9272. See info on a Bluegrass Jamming Class offered 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. below!
Formed in 2013, Rock Hearts brings together five veteran musicians from Southern New England who love to sing and pick bluegrass, old country tunes, and seek out newer tunes from other genres to “bluegrass-ify.” Since the release of their well-received debut in 2020, "Starry Southern Nights," they have experienced tremendous success on the national bluegrass charts and were selected as one of 20 Official Showcase Bands at the 2021 IBMA World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC. Their videos have amassed 250k views and the band has been featured in magazines including Bluegrass Unlimited, Bluegrass Today and the Bluegrass Situation. Tonight will be the CD release of “Wanderlust” – their debut project with The 615 Hideaway Record Label. Joe Deetz’s career on banjo spans over 40 years. A New England Bluegrass Boy with Joe Val, Joe has also worked with Back Eddy and many others. Alex MacLeod grew up in bluegrass. With a classic leading voice and rock-solid rhythm guitar, Alex has served as front man for several bands in the region including Northern Lights and Southern Rhode. Billy “BT” Thibodeau boasts an undeniable bluegrass pedigree and he brings his high tenor and lead vocals, along with his rock solid mandolin and guitar playing to Rock Hearts. He cut his teeth with his dad, Sam Tidwell and Uncle Bob in the Kennebec Valley Boys. Rick Brodsky is a multi-instrumentalist and a regular on the CT / New York bluegrass scene. Austin Scelzo was introduced to various fiddle traditions at Mark O’Connor’s early Berklee String Camps. He created the Bluegrass Coffeehouse, and launched the Connecticut Bluegrass Music Association.
Blackstone River Theatre is also hosting a Saturday Bluegrass Jam Class on April 8, 11:30 am-5 pm, with fiddler Austin Scelzo, preceding the Rock Hearts CD release concert. All bluegrass instruments welcome! Register through April 6. Read flyer for full information and registration: https://wernickmethod.org/event/as-2023-04-cumberland