Mark Templeton And Pocket Change Headline 2010 Bath Bluegrass Jamboree

Warm Springs, Va – Mark Templeton and Pocket Change will be performing at the 8th Annual Bath Bluegrass Jamboree on Saturday March 27. The group is made up of Glenn Ashwell, Ralph Clay, Ernie power and Mark Templeton. The group is known for it’s Southern Gospel style harmony. After playing other music, Templeton got back into bluegrass 21 years ago.

“We were just raised on that kind of music” says Templeton. “I’m actually a piano player, but we all come back to our roots, which is bluegrass. We love it cause it’s in our blood.”

Mark Templeton and Pocket Change just released a bluegrass gospel album called From the Depths of our Hearts. It’s their 20th album. The group is traveling from the High Point North Carolina area to play at the Jamboree. They do 40 to 50 shows a year. The bluegrass jamboree is their first Bath County performance. But Templeton is already familiar with the area because he went to Parry McCluer high school.

“Of course I know about Bath County because we used to travel to Bath County and play the Bath Co Chargers” says Templeton.

The Bath Bluegrass Jamboree is Saturday March 27 from 6 to 9 at Bath County High School. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students 13 to 18 years, and 12 and under get in for free. The Expedition Show and 220 South will also perform. The Bluegrass Jamboree is a fundraiser for WCHG.

For more from Mark Templeton and music from the band, please click on the above link.

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Heather Niday

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