• Christopher Gold

    "Root to Bloom" the new 9 song collection available digitally now:

    https://christophergold.bandcamp.com/album/root-to-bloom

  • Live

    9/13

    Fox River House in Appleton, WI

     

    9/14
    The Lakehouse in Kiel, WI

     

    9/20
    Leo & Leona's in Bangor, WI
     

    9/21
    Van De Hey in Appleton, WI
     

    9/28
    Private Event

     

    10/19
    House Show in Appleton, WI

     

    10/25

    Copper Rock in Appleton, WI

    10/26
    TBA

     

    10/30
    Art Inn in Madison, WI

    11/1
    Mugs in Ripon, WI

     

    11/9
    Bazaar After Dark in Menasha, WI

    11/12
    House Show in Mankato, MN

    11/13
    Trumpet Blossom Cafe in Iowa City, IA

    11/15
    Eau Claire, WI

    11/16
    Minocqua, WI

    11/21
    August Haven in Appleton, WI

    11/25
    The High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI

     

    11/30
    Mill Creek in Appleton, WI

     

    12/14
    TBA

  • Bio

    SHORT VERSION:
    Christopher Gold is a Kentucky-born songwriter living in Wisconsin. Together with his band The New Old Things he has written and recorded folk songs, country songs, rock & roll songs, and everything in between citing a love for songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and anybody else whose work begins with paper and pen.

    LONG VERSION:
    I hate bios. I’m told that they are important, but I hate them. It’s always some horrible piece of fluff written by the very person it is about, but written in third person to try to fool the reader into thinking that anyone other than the subject themselves thinks they are “taking the scene by storm” or some such nonsense. But my main problem with a bio, on a personal level, is that it doesn’t talk about what you’re doing; it talks about what you’ve done. And what I’ve done is never as interesting to me as what I’m doing or what I’m getting ready to do.

    What I’m typically getting ready to do is play a show or make a record. And that sounds way more exciting to me than the fact that I’ve put out a bunch of other records and played a bunch of other shows. A lot of the things that I’ve done were exciting at the time, and they are memories that I cherish, but they’re not things that I hope define me. If I’m anything beyond a husband and a father, I’d like to think that I’m a songwriter. And I write a lot of them. I once heard somebody say that you can’t call yourself something unless you do it regularly and often, so I’m a songwriter.

    These last few years I’ve been averaging a record about every 9 months. The last time somebody told me that was really something, I reminded them that my lovely wife made our beautiful boy in 9 months, so 10 songs shouldn’t really be all that impressive. But I hope people like them.

    That said, if you must know a little history, I was born in Owensboro, Kentucky. I moved a lot as a kid, but spent a big chunk of time in Wyoming before settling in Wisconsin. It’s cold here in a way that I’ve never gotten used to, but I live in a town with good schools, great friends, and an excellent record store. I played in garage bands and punk bands and metal bands and I love all of those things still, but folk/country/bluegrass has always dominated the largest part of my musical heart. It's one of many things that I'm happy to share with my dad. I recorded my first solo record in my basement. In the spirit of progress I recorded the second one in my bedroom. The third one was done in the back room of a recording studio, and by the fourth I had moved to an actual studio. I do my stuff live over the course of a day or two the way Dylan and Petty did. Everybody did it that way. And I like it. I think we get something special when we all play together. And by “we” I mean whichever group of people is playing with me under the name The New Old Things.

    I play a lot of shows and I feel very fortunate to have played some of those shows with some truly wonderful musicians and people. I’ve gotten to share stages with Rodney Crowell, Justin Townes Earle, Chuck Ragan, William Elliott Whitmore, Austin Lucas, Charlie Parr, Mandolin Orange, Jamestown Revival, and a whole bunch of others. I got to travel back home to Owensboro to play ROMP Fest with people like John Prine, Punch Brothers, Del McCoury, Sam Bush, and a long list of talented folks. I even won the Wisconsin Area Music Industry award for singer/songwriter of the year. Awards for art are weird, and sometimes even calling what I do “art” is weird, but it was flattering and nice.

     

    But still, for me it is always going to be about songs. There are old ones, there are these ones, and there will be new ones. And I would love to come play them for you sometime.

  • Video

    Sad Songs

    From the album "You Are a Ghost" available 5/17/16

    Sad Songs

    From the album "You Are a Ghost" available 5/17/16

    Roll On with Oliver

    Download this song at https://christophergold.bandcamp.com/track/roll-on-feat-oliver-gold

    Winter Wind

    "Winter Wind" the first single from the new album "Whichever Way Home" out on May 13.

    Roll On

    "Roll On" the second single from the new album "Whichever Way Home" out on May 13.

    Girls in their Dresses

    "Girls in their Dresses" the third single from the new album "Whichever Way Home" out on May 13.

  • Contact

    Booking inquiries, random questions, glowing compliments

  • STORE

    Music, Shirts, and more from your friendly neighborhood Christopher
    Free Shipping to the U.S.A.
    If you are outside the U.S.A. and would like to order something please send an email to christopher@christophergold.com and we'll get it figured out.

    4 for $40
    $40.00
    Get all caught up on what we've been doing with this band with 4 CDs for 40 bucks.
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    Handwritten Lyrics
    $30.00
    It never occurred to me to offer this, but enough people have asked. You pick a song, I write it out and send it to you. People have gotten them as gifts, or just for themselves.

    When you place your order you will receive an email from me asking which song you would like.

    It is very flattering that people would like a song this much. Thank you all.
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    Can Koozie
    $5.00
    Stay hydrated.
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    Open Road Medium Roast Coffee
    $15.00
    Fair Trade, Organic, lovingly roasted by Beatnik Custom Coffee Roasters in Neenah, WI.

    Misfits mug and record collection not included.
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    Buffalocamotive T Shirt
    $20.00
    Sold out! Thanks!

    White on Black.

    Available in small, medium, large, XL, and XXL.
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    Cowboy T Shirt
    $20.00
    Yellow on brown.

    Available in small, medium, large, and extra large.

    Kid not included.
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    Panther T Shirt
    $20.00
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    Gold on Navy Blue.

    Available in XL only.

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    "You Are a Ghost" CD
    $15.00
    The fourth album with The New Old Things. Recorded live to tape over 2 days.

    Bonus second disc with acoustic versions of all 10 songs.

    Features "Sad Songs" "Devils" and "Long Highway"
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    "Whichever Way Home" CD
    $15.00
    The third album with The New Old Things. Recorded over 2 days.

    Features "Roll On" "Winter Wind" and "Girls in their Dresses"
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    "Don't Get Lonesome" CD
    $15.00
    The second album with The New Old Things, recorded over 2 days.

    Features "Don't Know What You Got" "That Great Divide" and "Crooked Feet"
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    "When the Buzzards Leave the Bones" CD
    $15.00
    The first album to feature a full band, "When the Buzzards Leave the Bones" was recorded in 2 days in the back room of a Wisconsin recording studio.

    Features "Before You Were Born" "To the Bow" and "Breakwaters"
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