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Terri Templeton has been performing professionally since the age of 16, as musician, singer, songwriter, and actress. Lena Spenser, founder of the renowned Caffe Lena, offered Terri her first solo seat before an intimate concert audience, upstairs at the Caffe, where the likes of Bob Dylan, Patty Larkin, Sonny Matthews, Mississippi John Hurt and Tom Paxton had sat before her. Since that time, she has continued to develop a career characterized by a loyal and dedicated following among both fellow artists and fans who appreciate the poetry of her performances.

From 1997 to 2000, Terri was a regular performer with the Cincinnati-based,
Virgin / Back Porch artists Over the Rhine, and can be heard on their Virgin / Back Porch recording Films for Radio. She toured with Cowboy Junkies throughout their 1998 "Miles from Our Home" tour, and has performed as well with such artists as Atlanta-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Michelle Malone, multi-media artist and composer Jay Bolotin, and NYC experimental composer/bassist Chris Dahlgren. Terri appears on David Greenberger's 2001 Duplex Planet release
Ernie: Songs of Ernest Noyes Brookings as a contributing songwriter and performer.  Her song Walk with Me appears in the HBO and Cinemax feature film "Mixing Nia" by Spike Lee Award winner and NYC film director Alison Swan.

MERRY GO ROUND (217 Records) released in 2001 - a collaboration with songwriter/producer and Over the Rhine guitarist, Jack Henderson - is Terri's debut solo recording. This CD showcases the songs of Jack Henderson as sung by Terri, and demonstrates Jack's soulfulness and skill on a range of instruments, as well as in the producer's seat. Featured also on Merry Go Round are keyboardist Rich Causon and bassist Chris Donohue. Terri's  penchant for experimental pop gave rise to her second solo recording,
SPARK (217 Records) released in 2002. This collection of broadly stylistic original songs and arrangements focuses firmly on bass and drum hooks, with close attention to vocal harmony.

CARAVAN is Terri's newest release (217 Records, 2003). A wish book of 11 of Terri's favorite songs (performed with a wish list of musicians) that spans 40 years of great American and British songwriting. CARAVAN is Terri's most accomplished vocal recording to date, and features among its song list works of Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, Noel Coward, Vincent Youmans,  Ray Noble, and Duke Ellington.

In 2003 Terri also produced the audio book entitled CLEOPHAS AND HIS OWN (217 Records), a narrative poem written by expressionist American painter and poet, Marsden Hartley, and read by Michael Maglaras. Terri produced the film version of CLEOPHAS AND HIS OWN, filmed on location in Maine, with Michael Maglaras in the role of Marsden Hartley, released in June 2005. She is currently editing a new documentary about the life of Marsden Hartley - written, directed and narrated by Michael Maglaras - titled VISIBLE SILENCE: MARSDEN HARTLEY, PAINTER AND POET, which will premiere on September 25, 2008 at the Bates College Museum of Art.