"BACK RHODES - 2016 Cat Country Hometown Throwdown - WINNER!!"


Based out of northwest Rhode Island, Back Rhodes is:

Jesse Desorcy - banjo/vocals

Ed Desorcy Jr - bass/vocals

Antonio Salvatore - violin/vocals

Jay Coutu - drums

Chris Quiray - rhythm guitar

Tyler Hill - lead guitar


Back Rhodes was formed in 2013 and can be described as an energetic mix of country/rock with hints of folk and bluegrass thrown in the mix. Back Rhodes won WCTK Cat Country 98.1's Hometown Throwdown in September 2016, winning the prize of opening up Cowboy  Up Fest at CAMPANELLI STADIUM in BROCKTON, MA featuring BIG & RICH, FRANKIE BALLARD, JO DEE MESSINA, and TRENT HARMON. Shortly following this momentous show, Back Rhodes successfully funded a Kickstarter to record their debut album.


“On the Run” was released on April 7th, 2017, and features 7 tracks displaying a wide range of the band’s musical styles. The album also features an upbeat cover of Tennessee Whiskey, which is a unique take on an old classic. Back Rhodes was named Best Group by New England Country Music in April 2017 for their contributions to local country music in 2016.


Jesse Desorcy


Antonio Salvatore


Ed Desorcy Jr.


Tyler Hill

lead guitar

Jay Coutu


Chris Quiray

rhythm guitar

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