Temple has been singing all of her life. Growing up in rural Tennessee exposed her at an early age to blugrass and gospel music. Her love of music and performing led her to study musical theater at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Temple's first professional experience came when she worked as a singer/dancer at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN. Temple recorded her first album in 1995. An independent release, 'I Can't Hide My Heart' focused on her love of traditional acoustic music. The album combined bluegrass and jazz and was an excellent showcase for her beautiful voice. After leaving Dollywood in 1996, Temple performed around East Tennessee until moving to Atlanta in 1997. While in Atlanta, Temple performed in places like Eddie's Attic, Border's, Barnes & Noble, The Point, Limerick Junction, Starbucks and others. Temple also put on a stunning performance at the Variety Playhouse, where she was chosen as a finalist in the 1999 Lillith Fair Talent Search. Her latest CD 'Patchwork' is another independent release. 'Patchwork' features Temple performing an eclectic mix of jazz, pop, R&B and folk music. The CD contains several of Temple's original tunes as well as songs penned by husband and musical co-conspirator, Brent Cundall, as well as some interesting covers. She is joined on this CD by some fantastic Atlanta musicians. Bassist Joseph Patrick Moore played with Col. Bruce Hampton & The Fiji Mariners, Blueground Undergrass and has released several records of his own. Pianist Bill Anschell, who has several jazz releases of his own and keyboardist Phil Davis (Jonathan Butler, Al Jarraeu) are both featured on Patchwork. Jam-band icon Rev. Jeff Mosier brings his unique banjo style to the record. Atlanta jazz scene regular Phillip Smith plays drums on Patchwork. These top-shelf players are a perfect compliment to Temple's powerful and honest vocal performances.
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