A video overview of Gold Heart’s recent tour to the UK is now available online. It was created by Gold Heart along with Jens Koch, who played banjo with the band while they were gone across the sea. The video mixes audio from the current CD with photos and live video from their ten day visit to Scotland and England in late April.
Gold Heart, a primarily family venture, is recently signed to Rural Rhythm Records. At the heart of the group are three singing sisters, Analise (mandolin), Jocelyn (guitar) and Shelby Gold (fiddle), with dad Trent on bass.
The girls sent along this report with the video…
We have returned home from our tour of the UNITED KINGDOM! What a lovely and beautiful part of God’s wonderful creation! We’re happy to report that we had an awesome tour. It was a true learning experience for all of us! The band definitely had a good two-week workout while on this trip. Sorry, about not being able to keep our UK tour blog up and running. Telephone & internet services were extremely limited and we didn’t have a moment to spare anyway.
We managed to squeeze in quick visits to the Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile, Mary Queen of Scots Palace, Stonehenge, Sherwood Forrest, the Scottish Highlands & others. We saw thousands of miles worth of heavenly countryside. We ate Scottish Haggis and English Pasties. Delicious! We stayed extremely busy and didn’t waste a second. Our shows all went exceptionally well and attendance was very high.
We met tons of really great people who just loved our music. It’s amazing how many bluegrass fans there are in England & Scotland. It was so nice sharing stories and getting to know these fine people. We would like to thank John Sheldon and the Scottish Bluegrass Association for their input and help with Gold Heart’s UK Tour, along with the promoters and event organizers and everyone else who worked so hard to make this tour such a success. Great work! We truly appreciate those of you who were so very kind and hospitable to us! Thank you to our fans & friends who came from far and near to enjoy our shows!
We invited Mr. Jens Koch to jump on board as banjo player for Gold Heart during our UK Tour. Getting to know Jens better and playing a ton of bluegrass with him was sure a highlight of the trip! Jens is from Stockholm, Sweden. They call him Mr. Banjo of Stockholm and he plays banjo with the band G2. G2 was voted Europe’s #1 Bluegrass Band!
Jens is a fine person who is so much fun to be with. He is a true banjo genius & his playing style was the frosting on the cake! His style meshed perfectly with our music and we truly appreciate the excellent job that he did for us. We had a blast playing with Jens!
He’s an incredible player! WE SMASHED IT COMPLETELY!!!!!
~Analise, Jocelyn & Shelby