Here is a little bit about who we are!
Mark Templeton grew up in a musical family where he learned to pick
and sing the "Blue Ridge Mountain" way. Throughout a career spanning more
than 35 years and over 20 albums later, Mark continues to entertain crowds in
the traditional Mountain bluegrass way.
Mark's program includes a variety of musical styles, celebrating the finest Appalachian roots music. He is an exciting entertainer and thrills the audience with his incredible musicianship, particularly when he "Lets one go" on thebanjo.
Mark has recorded for Sonshine Records, QCA, ACA Records and is currently recording under the Homeland Records brand.
When you experience Mark & Pocket Change in concert you can count on being entertained and blessed by their performance. You will hear the "Blue Ridge" calling.
Mark is married and has one daughter and lives in High Point, NC.
Mark has been blessed to have the caliber of musicians that travel with him every week. It makes a big difference to perform with the same band time after time. Not only do you get "musically tighter" but you also become a family. Thanks just what MTPC is "A Family".
Glenn Ashwell plays guitar and sings lead, bariotne & low Tenor and is by far one of the most gifted singers and musicians in bluegrass & Gospel music. He has won numerous awards playing Dobro and is the most powerful rhythm guitar players you have ever heard. Glenn is married and makes his home in Altavista, Va.
Ralph Clay plays Bass & sings lead, ariotne and tenor andis one of the most "solid" bass players on the East Coast and his vocals are wonderful. From smooth baritone to the "high lonesome tenor,Ralph can do it all. Ralph Lives in Gretna Va .
Ernie Power plays dobro & lap steel nad has played with many bands over the years. He also has played on over 100 CD's with various artists. He has performed with many great performers such as, The Easter Brothers & The Stevens Sisters. Years of expierence and talent makes Ernie a special
blessing everywhere he plays. Ernie is married and has (2) children and lives in Bassett, Va.