Mark Elliott is known for his powerful rich tenor voice, once trained as an opera-singer before embracing his troubadour roots and logging countless miles as a solo folk and bluegrass artist.  
 
The Oklahoma native was a protégé of the legendary singer-songwriter, Tom Paxton.  After recording his debut album “Common Ground” in 1987, he opened for Paxton.  

After studying songwriting under the wing of a master craftsman, Mark found himself relocating to Nashville and signing as a writer with Cherry Lane Music - the first of many publishing houses.  As a commercial country songwriter for Bluewater Music, Maypop Music, and Sony Music Publishing, Mark found Top 40 success with artists such as Chris LeDoux and Neal McCoy.  Mark also released seven albums on his own.  Mark has just finished his first book, a memoir based on 1977, called Starmount.  
 
When Mark isn't on the road with Runaway Home or writing songs, blogs and books, you’ll find him in a Cessna 172 buzzing his friends west of Nashville, in a kayak on a wild river, or hiking down a backcountry mountain trail in East Tennessee. He never leaves home without his Go Pro camera on him, so don’t be surprised if he adds filmmaker to his list of passions soon.

Gary Culley is known for his songwriting, but especially for his exceptional guitar playing.  Initially, Gary cut his teeth on guitar and songwriting as a student at the acclaimed Berklee College of Music. The Chicago native moved to Nashville in 1991 finding success as a staff writer for Sony-Edisto Music, recorded his own CD, and became an integral part of the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Words & Music Program.  

Gary and Mark connected early on in Nashville and have been playing together so long that they are considered musical “twin sons from different mothers.”  That kinship led to a successful album called “Flight of Dreams” and a touring career playing clubs and festivals from coast to coast.  The duo went on to win the coveted Kerrville New Folk Award along with many other awards.  

A sought-after studio and live musician, Gary has played for countless singers and has opened up for legendary Country and Americana artists Emmy Lou Harris, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Buddy Miller and Sam Bush.  When Gary isn't running the roads with Runaway Home, he is often woodshedding in his Nashville studio, surrounded by more guitars than one man should have.  

He is an avid outdoorsman, kayaking, hiking and mountain climbing.  He is also becoming an aficionado of the Big Green Egg and barbecuing in the backyard with his wife and two teenage boys.

Mark Elliott is known for his powerful rich tenor voice, once trained as an opera-singer before embracing his troubadour roots and logging countless miles as a solo folk and bluegrass artist.

The Oklahoma native was a protégé of the legendary singer-songwriter, Tom Paxton. After recording his debut album “Common Ground” in 1987, he opened for Paxton.

After studying songwriting under the wing of a master craftsman, Mark found himself relocating to Nashville and signing as a writer with Cherry Lane Music - the first of many publishing houses. As a commercial country songwriter for Bluewater Music, Maypop Music, and Sony Music Publishing, Mark found Top 40 success with artists such as Chris LeDoux and Neal McCoy. Mark also released seven albums on his own. Mark has just finished his first book, a memoir based on 1977, called Starmount.

When Mark isn't on the road with Runaway Home or writing songs, blogs and books, you’ll find him in a Cessna 172 buzzing his friends west of Nashville, in a kayak on a wild river, or hiking down a backcountry mountain trail in East Tennessee. He never leaves home without his Go Pro camera on him, so don’t be surprised if he adds filmmaker to his list of passions soon.

Gary Culley is known for his songwriting, but especially for his exceptional guitar playing. Initially, Gary cut his teeth on guitar and songwriting as a student at the acclaimed Berklee College of Music. The Chicago native moved to Nashville in 1991 finding success as a staff writer for Sony-Edisto Music, recorded his own CD, and became an integral part of the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Words & Music Program.

Gary and Mark connected early on in Nashville and have been playing together so long that they are considered musical “twin sons from different mothers.” That kinship led to a successful album called “Flight of Dreams” and a touring career playing clubs and festivals from coast to coast. The duo went on to win the coveted Kerrville New Folk Award along with many other awards.

A sought-after studio and live musician, Gary has played for countless singers and has opened up for legendary Country and Americana artists Emmy Lou Harris, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Buddy Miller and Sam Bush. When Gary isn't running the roads with Runaway Home, he is often woodshedding in his Nashville studio, surrounded by more guitars than one man should have.

He is an avid outdoorsman, kayaking, hiking and mountain climbing. He is also becoming an aficionado of the Big Green Egg and barbecuing in the backyard with his wife and two teenage boys.

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 Welcome to Bluff House concerts, an Acoustic Concert Series at the Bibb-White Bluff Civic Center  
in White Bluff, TN on theThird Thursday of each month. 
Presenting a variety of exceptional performers in an intimate, "House Concert", "Listening Room" atmosphere.
Hosted by singer/songwriters Templeton Thompson and Sam Gay.

Find out more about Sam & Templeton & their music here:

www.templetonthompson.com

www.connectedatthehit.com


Doors at 7
Music starts at 7:30 show times subject to change
If you'd like to be a featured non~profit at one of our shows, please contact us.

**Tickets are $15 at the door 
Purchase Tickets ONLINE HERE 

**Ticket prices may change on certain shows. 

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Upcoming Shows
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Gary Culley (Runaway Home), Templeton Thompson, Sam Gay (Founders & Hosts of Bluff House concerts, Mark Elliott (Runaway Home)

L to R Gary Culley (Runaway Home), Templeton Thompson, Sam Gay (Founders & Hosts of Bluff House concerts, Mark Elliott (Runaway Home)

May 24th

We’re changing up our Bluff House concerts series a little this month. 
The show will be on the 4th Thursday instead of the 3rd this month. 
Show is Thursday May 24th AND the show location will be a bit different, we'll be at a beautifully restored charming little church now known as Frog Pond Hall Music & Event venue just down the road from our usual Bibb White Bluff Civic Center venue. 
Our Featured Artists will be Mark Elliott & Gary Culley of Runaway Home with Founders & hosts of Bluff House concerts Sam Gay & Templeton Thompson. 
This will be a completely Unplugged show so you’ll definitely need to “Lean In & Listen” 
Here's a video Sam & Templeton made at Frog Pond Hall shortly after the church was restored: 
https://www.facebook.com/bibbwhitebluffciviccenter/posts/2123647474526572 
Doors at 6:30 
Showtime 7 
Tickets $15 at the door & online. 
1233 Old Charlotte Road 
Frog Pond (White Bluff) TN 
More details coming soon!! 
www.bluffhouseconcerts.com 
www.templetonthompson.com/tickets

June 21- Sally Barris

 

With much appreciation to:   

Jeff, LuAnn, the Bibb family, the Bibb-White Bluff Civic Center, The Town of White Bluff