Jaysen Gold to Perform Live in Tyrone

The Tyrone native will hold a solo acoustic concert to benefit the Tyrone Eagle Eye student media program on Sunday, October 23, 2016

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The man behind the local anthem “Tyrone” will perform live at the Tyrone Area High School auditorium on Sunday, October 23 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

Tyrone native Jaysen Gold will perform his local hit, along with original songs and covers in his first Tyrone appearance since he last hit the stage as a high school senior in the 2004 TAHS production of The Wiz.

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I can’t wait to showcase the work we’ve done in Nashville for my hometown…It’ll be a very heartfelt acoustic evening—that’s for sure.”

— Jaysen Gold

Gold, who graduated from Tyrone High School in 2004, moved to Nashville in 2012 to pursue his musical career and discover himself as a singer-songwriter. Since moving to the country music capital of the world, Gold has recorded numerous songs, performed at many Nashville venues, and just recently produced his first full length album (for more on Gold’s journey from Tyrone to Nashville, read the Eagle Eye’s feature story on Gold from last year).

While Gold loves his current life in Nashville, he’s really looking forward to this homecoming performance.

“Ever since I moved to Nashville to chase this dream, I’ve wanted to get to a point where I would be invited to play TAHS and the Bryce Jordan Center.  I’m very humbled that I got asked to play my alma mater,” said Gold.

The idea for the show began when Eagle Eye adviser Todd Cammarata learned that Gold was planning a visit to central Pennsylvania. After a discussion with Eagle Eye students Nathan Hormell, Jarron Bower, and AJ Grassi, who produced the music video for the song “Tyrone,” the invitation to perform at TAHS was extended to Gold.

“When I heard that Jaysen was coming home, my first thought was to have him sing ‘Tyrone’ at a school assembly,” said Cammarata, “Jaysen suggested doing something that the entire community could enjoy and I thought it was a great idea. Fortunately we found a date and time that worked for everyone.”

Gold is thrilled to have such a fitting welcome home party. He can’t wait to share his music with the community he grew singing for from the TAHS stage and at the Good Shepherd Church.  

“It’ll be me and my guitar playing some really great country music covers and a bunch of songs that I wrote recently,” said Gold, “I’ve had the chance to work with some great songwriters, and I can’t wait to showcase the work we’ve done in Nashville for my hometown. Hopefully you can expect to be moved emotionally and spiritually.  You might laugh a few times too, I might tell an embarrassing story or two from my high school days. It’ll be a very heartfelt acoustic evening—that’s for sure.”

According to Gold, he has always wanted to give back to his hometown and can’t wait to do so after many good years in high school.  As a way of thanking the Eagle Eye students who produced the “Tyrone” music video, Gold will donate two thirds of the show’s profit to the Tyrone High School media department.

“We can’t thank Jaysen enough for donating his time and talent to help our media program. We plan to use the proceeds to improve our video production and photography,” said Cammarata.

The Eagle Eye student organizers have every intention of filling the house, so they encourage everyone to buy their tickets early.

“We want to make the show accessible to everyone, so we are only charging $5 for advance tickets,” said Cammarata.

“I’ve been looking forward to this since I worked on the music video and heard the song Tyrone. I can’t believe this is finally happening,” said Tyrone senior and Eagle Eye video editor Nathan Hormell.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.  All tickets are general admission. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Gold will sell his latest CDs and koozies after the show until 8:00 pm.

Tickets will be available to the general public beginning Monday, September 26 at the following Tyrone locations: Mac’s Market and Gridiron, East End Hoagies, Jean-o’s Pizza, Gardners Candies (Tyrone location), and the Tyrone Area High School Main Office. Tickets will also be for sale at the Tyrone High School varsity home football games on October 7 and 14.

“Artists feed off the energy and love from the audience, since I’m going to know a ton of people in the audience,” said Gold, “I can personalize my performance and hopefully the energy level will be really high. This will probably be one of the best crowds I’ve ever performed for.”