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Love of Horses and Music Drive

Love of Horses and Music Drive

Singer/Songwriter Templeton Thompson


January 20, 2011 –Singer/songwriter Templeton Thompson draws from a deep well of influences that combine with her Texas roots to give her style of country music a distinctive, soulful edge. She names Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow and Don Williams as her most influential heroes. Templton Thompson is a playing at Morso as part of the Americana Music Series on Saturday February 5, 2011 at 8 pm.  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at

You can find her songs on million-selling CD's from country superstars like Reba McEntire, Jo Dee Messina and Little Texas. Her song, “Settle Down Cinderella” is featured in the 2006 20th Century Fox Motion Picture, “Dr. Doolittle 3.”  She's one of Nashville's sought after session vocalists having sung countless demos as well as background vocals for major label artists like Reba McEntire. She has performed on stage for audiences across the US, in Europe and in Japan. With 4 CDs to her credit, Templeton maintains a busy touring and promotional schedule.


Templeton has been named worldwide ambassador for EAGALA (the Equine Assisted Growth And Learning Association).  It is her love of horses that weaves throughout her music. 


Templeton is a strong believer in the effectiveness of the therapeutic value of horses.  Dee Clark, founder of Healing Reins N.W. , describes equine assisted psychotherapy as uses horses in the process of helping people.  She said, “This cutting edge, accredited model is considered experiential therapy as it engages individuals cognitively, emotionally, spiritually and physically… in the moment.  Clients are able to experience growth and learning in tangible, real ways which allows them to better apply that learning to other areas of their lives.”  Dee was certified through EAGALA in 2002 and since then has combined her lifetime love and passion for horses with her mental health training to make the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning model one of a dynamic change and healing for people.   Healing Reins is a sponsor of Templeton’s  concert at Morso.




The Who's Bad Now Radio and Americana Music Series

Michael ONeill is a songwriter, producer and touring artist. He has toured the world with the likes of The Greatful Dead's Bob Wier, Stevie Ray Vaughn, U2. His songwriting credits include co-writes with Steve Cropper (Knock on Wood, Wait til' the Midnite Hour, Dock of the Bay), Jason Sheff of Chicago, the Dead's Bob Wier and world famous producer John Shanks. Michael now resides in Gig Harbor, WA . With the goal of exposing the people of the northwest to music that in his heart matters. 

Partnering with Steve Lynn and Morso in a new music series, he can also be heard every Tuesday 7 - 9 pm on local radio KGHP 89.9 or 93.1 and a live stream @ For information on booking and promotion email Michael Telephone 253-229-0187


Morso is located in Gig Harbor WA at 9014 Peacock Hill Ave.  Striving to bring great music and art to their blend of culinary influences from around the world. Our diverse menu allows you to explore and match each dish with wines from around the world.  Telephone 253-530-3463