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Hi Mark and Karen,

I really enjoyed your "concert" at Gladstone Memorial last Friday night.  It was very uplifting and I want to be sure to get information out to our churches on you two and the band as well.  Many churches are getting geared up for Homecomings and Revivals and may be interested in having music groups in over the next several weeks of summer and early fall.

Phyllis Tyler

James River Baptist Asscociation


Mark and Karen are wonderful performers.  They inspire our residents with their musical talent and they fill our residents with faith, hope and laughter.  They take the time to talk and interact with the audience and make their performance personal.  Through the power of music, faith and laughter they truly touch our residents in a way that promotes quality of life.


Veronica Williams, ADC/MC, AP-BC, CDP

"We at WYTI receive many requests for songs by Mark Templeton and Karen. Their bluegrass and gospel is undoubtedly some of the most requested here at the station and indeed one of the best! Mark and Karen are truly a class act!"- Earl Shelton, General Manager, WYTI Radio, INC.

Hi Mark and Karen,


It was wonderful to have you at our community today.  The folks loved it and definitely want you to come back.  They have already been asking me when you were on the schedule again.  When you get a chance, would you send me some dates for June that would work for you and I will see if that will work for us.  I think our folks would love to have you come every other month if that is possible for you.  Let me know what you think.


Thank you for brightening the day for our residents.



Theresa Netzel | Blue Ridge Life Enrichment Mentor 



I wanted to give you some feedback regarding the music show you did for us here at Cardinal Senior Living in Bedford, VA:  The Residents started listening to the music and the eyes and faces changed from blank stares to sparkles of memories, humming or even singing along.  The music changed the mood of the residents, going from boredom to enjoyment and interactions.  At the end of the program, the residents interacted with the singers and each other.

   We look forward to enjoying another music program with Mark & Karen soon!!

Thanks so much!

Gini Simmons, CTRS, CDP

Life Enrichment Director

Cardinal Senior Living

Mark & Karen,

It was such a joy to hear your beautiful harmony at the recent Maple Festival. You could tell in your voices and your performance that you believe in what you do. Thank you for the making it a fun day for our family! God Bless you in your travels and hope to see you again soon.  Jeb & Toni Markam 

I heard you at Cabin Fever. We could have set and listened all day to you two singing! Your Gospel songs were so spirit filled. We also enjoyed the funny songs and of course the banjo songs. Keep up the good work and thank you for sharing your talent with all of us. Paul and Mary from Beavedam Va

Mark & Karen, I watch your videos all the time on facebook and love them all. You really have great harmony and love the songs you sing. Keep the videos coming and best of luck in the future. K Simpson

We heard you at Lebanon UMC and enjoyed you very much. You were professional in every way. Your songs were great and we enjoyed your singing and playing very much. We look forward to you coming back this year. Lebanon UMC

We love Mark & Karen they are humble people and believe in what they are doing. If they are in your area you need to go see them. You will get a blessing.... Rita & PG

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