Gold City made a return trip to Grandin Court Baptist Church in Roanoke, VA last Friday night. I was planning on going anyway, but my interest increased when it happened to fall on the second weekend since Chip Pullen, formerly of the Anchormen, started singing with the group following Jerry Pelfrey’s departure. Interestingly enough, when the group sang there two years ago, Pelfrey had recently started with them. Since then, they have changed tenors (from Dan Keeton to Robert Fulton) and lead singers (Pelfrey to Pullen).
Nothing I say will describe how the change has affected their sound quite like actually hearing it, so here are some clips.
It’s nice hearing “Somebody Sing Me A Gospel Song” as the concert opener again. They wasted no time in featuring the new guy!
Gold City’s catalog is vast and plentiful, so I like the fact that they are starting to change up the setlist from what we are used to. This is one of my favorite Jay Parrack features, so it’s nice to hear it find a voice again.
“Footprints On The Water” is the group’s current radio single. Glad to see this one get some stage time!
It’s always an awesome experience to hear Tim Riley pound low Gs into the back wall like they’re nothing!
“Midnight Cry” is THE SONG for any Gold City lead singer. I think Chip will be just fine.