Gold Heart checks in

I caught up yesterday with Analise Gold, the mandolin playing member of the Gold sisters, who perform along with their dad as Gold Heart.

This is a tremendously talented family, with sisters Jocelyn on guitar and Shelby on fiddle, and poppa Trent on bass. All three Gold sibs write and sing, and they have had a number of talented banjo players in tow over the years, including Russ Carson, Owen Piatt and David Carroll.

The Golds have lived all across the US, as Trent works for the US Marshalls, and each of the three girls was born in a different state. They all live now in northern Virginia where their family band is headquartered.

Not having heard much from Gold Heart of late, I was eager to hear what the the girls have been doing. Analise was happy to oblige.

“We just had an awesome trip to Nashville and enjoyed performing at the McReynolds MS Benefit concert at The Ernest Tubb Texas Troubadour Theater. We also had fun at the SPBGMA convention. While in Nashville, Jocelyn was honored to spend some time with Jon Weisberger in a very productive song writing session. I must say that they turned out a song that is quite nice!

Plans for our 4th project are in the works. This will be Gold Heart’s second album with Rural Rhythm Records, and we are pretty keyed up about the up-coming project! We have been gathering and writing material, arranging, and making studio plans.

One of our newest endeavors is teaching music lessons here locally. That keeps us busy, and it has been a joy to share what we can with eager learners in our area.”

Meet the Golds and get a taste of their sound in this promotional video produced in 2009 when their first Rural Rhythm album, My Sisters And Me, was being recorded in Nashville.


Keep up with the Golds at their web site.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.