The GOLD HEART sisters Analise (mandolin, 19), Jocelyn (guitar, 16) and Shelby (fiddle, 13) have created a lot of appreciation and respect from the Bluegrass community for their award winning instrumental ability and their unique well honed and astonishingly accomplished harmony-laden rootsy, yet fresh and exciting sound !
The GOLD HEART sisters tour extensively and perform as a quintet with father Trent on bass and banjoist Russ Carson. The sisters have been strongly gaining attention in the Bluegrass community ever since their formation in 2005 in the Virginia area. Most recently they have just returned from a major international European tour and have been asked by the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) to be an official IBMA “Showcase Artist” at the 2009 IBMA Convention in Nashville.
These very musically gifted young artists are also consummate songwriters, who wrote 9 of the 12 songs on the new album and also provided the arrangements including the powerful arrangement for the first single “Sister” written by Nora Jane Struthers, and features lead vocals by the youngest GOLD HEART sister, Shelby. The album “MY SISTERS AND ME” was produced by Justin Carbone, (of Special Consensus) and contains several songs that will be sure to keep Bluegrass radio airwaves busy for years to come and will pave the way for this multi-talented ‘Emerging Group” to rise very quickly in the Bluegrass music scene.