Rock Hearts


  • From New England (Massachusetts/Rhode Island/Connecticut/New York).
  • Formed in 2013 by Alex McLeod (guitar), Billy Thibodeau (mandolin), Joe Deetz (banjo), Danny Musher (fiddle) and Rick Brodsky (bass). Austin Scelzo later replaced Musher on fiddle.
  • Deetz (banjo) previously has worked with Joe Val, John Herald and other New England bands. He also played banjo on the Sesame Street recording of the Garbage Man Blues.
  • McLeod (guitar) previously was a member of the group Northern Lights.
  • Thibodeau’s (mandolin) father was Sam Tidwell who was a pioneering New England bluegrass artist who performed with the Kennebec Valley Boys.
  • 2020, released Starry Southern Nights album (no label), produced by Ned Luberecki.