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Full Steam Ahead for the Mark Trammell Quartet

Written by Staff on January 15, 2017 – 3:02 pm -


Mark Trammell Quartet

Mark Trammell Quartet

Mark Trammell is a legendary figure in this field and has one of the most recognizable baritone voices with a clear and smooth tone. Trammell, an artist many consider one of the greatest quartet men of his time, has graced the Southern Gospel stage for over forty years as of 2016 and shows no sign of slowing down.

Trammell has sung with many great groups including: The Senators, The Kingsmen, The Cathedrals, Greater Vision, Gold City, and now his own group, Mark Trammell Quartet. After leaving Gold City in 2002, Trammell decided to form his own group, The Mark Trammell Trio.

Trammell’s son Nick has a unique perspective of the early days of the group. “I could write a book on the formation of this ministry from my perspective,” Nick explains. “To keep it short, every single detail that needed to be in place, every door that needed to be opened, and every sign that needed to be given, Mark Trammell Quartettook place with only the willingness of my father to take the step of faith away from what was comfortable, into what he felt like God was calling him to do.

“I can remember standing in our driveway the week after he left Gold City. He said look around you and remember this moment. There was literally nothing there to start a group with. No other singers, no sound system, no mode of transportation, not even a microphone. Within three months, most of that was provided with little more than prayer and patience. I still to this day stand in the driveway and look around every once in a while to remind myself of what we have seen God orchestrate.” 

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Blake Buffin is On The Couch With Fouch

Written by Staff on January 5, 2016 – 9:48 am -

Blake Buffin with the Mark Trammell Quartet

Blake Buffin with the Mark Trammell Quartet

Happy New Year to everybody. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I’m looking forward to the interviews in 2016. I think you’re going to love them. I have interviews with Michael Booth, Gary Casto, Eric Bennett and more coming in 2016. To start off the new year, I wanted to introduce you to Mark Trammell Quartet’s newest member, Blake Buffin. Blake is my first cousin and is a fantastic tenor singer. If you haven’t heard him yet, do not miss an opportunity to go hear the group. Here is my interview with Blake. Enjoy and I look forward to hearing your thoughts about the interview.



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Thanks for being a faithful watcher and God bless!!

— Matt Fouch, On The Couch With Fouch


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About Blake Buffin (From the Mark Trammell Quartet website

“Blake Buffin grew up in Stow, Ohio and first sang in the church choir at age 18. As time went on, he began singing in the church quartet, performing as a soloist and special guest at churches and events in the surrounding area. After taking private voice lessons through a teacher at Kent State University, Blake sang for the Stow Symphony Orchestra Chorus including classical pieces such as Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem and the tenor solos for Handel’s Messiah. Classical artists like Andrea Bocelli, Alessandro Sofina and The Tenors developed Blake’s love for music, but it was David Phelps of the Gaither Vocal Band who inspired Blake to sing the tenor part. “I love the classical flair to his voice,” says Blake. After Blake met and courted his future wife, he proposed in August of 2014 on their way to a Southern Gospel concert! Blake and Lauren were married July 18, 2015 and now reside in Rainbow City, Alabama.”


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