Gold Heart to Perform at KASU’s Bluegrass Monday
JONESBORO — Gold Heart will perform a concert of bluegrass standards, gospel tunes and original music Monday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould. The performance is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM. KASU will literally “pass the hat” to collect money to pay the group. The suggested donation is $5 per person.
The five-piece band features the three Gold sisters, Tori, Jocey and Shelby, along with their father Trent, who plays bass and their brother Kai, 14, who plays banjo. The sisters, now in their 20s, have been performing and recording bluegrass music for more than 10 years, garnering fans from across the United States and Europe. Tori plays mandolin, Jocey plays guitar and Shelby plays fiddle. Gold Heart features rich family harmonies and exceptional bluegrass picking.
From their home in Virginia, Gold Heart tours nationwide and has also performed in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany and Austria. The single "Ain't That Crazy" from their fourth album, “Places I’ve Been,” hit number two on the Bluegrass Today Radio Charts in June 2015.
The Gold sisters have been recognized for their songwriting skills at various competitions. The band performed at the prestigious showcase concert for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s annual convention in 2009, 2014 and 2015. The sisters have also appeared twice on the PBS-TV program “Song Of The Mountains.” Their three previous albums included, “My Sisters and Me,” “Never Let Go” and “Journey to Heaven's Bright Shore.”
The doors to the theatre will open at 6 p.m. on the night of the concert, and seating will be first-come, first-served.
In addition to the concert, Terry’s Café, 201 South Pruett Street in Paragould, one block from the Collins Theatre, opens on Bluegrass Mondays to welcome bluegrass music fans. The café serves a catfish buffet meal beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the evenings of Bluegrass Monday concerts. Concessions are also available at the Collins Theatre.
Bluegrass Monday concerts are held on the fourth Monday night of each month. These concerts are presented with support from Bibb Chiropractic, the Posey Peddler, Holiday Inn Express and Suites of Paragould, the Northeast Arkansas Bluegrass Association and KASU.
KASU, 91.9 FM, is the 100,000-watt public broadcasting service of Arkansas State University. For more information, contact KASU Program Director Marty Scarbrough at firstname.lastname@example.org or (870) 972-2367. Bluegrass Monday is also on Facebook (search “Bluegrass Monday”).