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Gold Heart Releases “Places I’ve Been”

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 Places I've BeenMountain Fever Records is proud to announce the release of new music from Gold Heart. Places I've Been is available to radio and consumers today. Family harmony is considered one of the staples of bluegrass and acoustic music. There is nothing like it, especially when it is set against a backdrop of superb musicianship. Such is the case with Places I've Been, the new album from Gold Heart. If the lilting, three-part, sister harmony doesn't put a smile on your face, the youthful originality of the songs, chock full of fresh ideas and melodies, will. In fact, all 12 songs on Places I've Been were written by members of the Gold family.

The Gold sisters — Tori (mandolin), Jocey (guitar), and Shelby (fiddle) have been touring worldwide and entertaining audiences with their light-hearted personalities, tight harmonies and wonderful musicianship since 2005. Joined on stage by their father, Trent on bass, and their brother, Kai on banjo, this is a family-act in every sense of the word.

These young artists are expert songwriters, with Jocey and Shelby contributing the majority of the band’s impressive material. At age fifteen, Jocey was one of three finalists of 983 contestants in the 2008 Chris Austin Songwriters Competition (bluegrass category) at MerleFest. The work of the sisters can be heard on their previous recordings, My Sisters and Me, Never Let Go andJourney to Heaven's Bright Shore.

For Places I've Been, the sister-trio asked their good friend and mentor, Ron Stewart to produce and also lend his banjo talents to the project. Additional guests include Rob Ickes on Dobro and Josh Shilling on harmony vocals ("O.K. Corral"). The album is a true listening experience, starting with the very innocent (and well received first single) "Ain't That Crazy," all the way to the closing gospel song, "Master of the Sea," with topics of love and heartbreak intertwined between. Throughout, Tori, Jocey, and Shelby exemplify why bluegrass music has a very solid future. In the hands of young musicians, singers and writers such as Gold Heart, it can't miss.

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