By Denise Ames - "Some of the most memorable songs of the 1970s still in heavy rotation today and performed live in stadiums all over the world are songs JACK TEMPCHIN wrote. Becoming so widely known as the writer of five Eagles hits sounds a bit crazy for guy who dropped out of UCSD’s Science Department and ended up with a triple major from SDSU in Psychology, English and Music… Tempchin also appears in the hugely successful documentary History of the Eagles currently airing on Showtime and will be playing a very rare live show at the New Village Arts Theatre in Carlsbad, CA on Saturday, Nov. 9th" READ MORE AT LINK
YOU BELONG TO THE CITY used in Hello Ladies on HBO Episode 3
"I've Been A Fool One Time Before" co-written with the inimitable Jim Lauderdale, is out on his OLD TIME ANGELS CD. Due on iTunes September 24th! Pre-order at iTunes link. Look for Jim to host Americana Music Awards next week..."Now that's Americana!"
South Coast Winery Wine Tasting and Bottle Signing 9/28!
Visit Carlsbad Costco on 7/20 to meet Jack! Click on link above to learn about the new Peaceful Easy Feeling Cabernet from South Coast Winery. Available now at select Southern California Costcos, Sprouts and Whole Foods stores!
SATURDAY JUNE 15TH 6PM To celebrate the 40th anniversary of his popular song, Jack has partnered with South Coast Winery to develop his own Peaceful Easy Feeling Cabernet Sauvignon. In addition to a full-length concert, guests will be treated to a complimentary glass of wine and light bites! Proceeds from this event will benefit the Museum of Making Music's education programs. TICKETS available at above link. OR Phone: (760) 438-5996
You may not know his name, but you probably know his songs...
Singer and songwriter Jack Tempchin, who wrote the ‘70s Eagles hits “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Already Gone,” will perform Saturday, April 13, at the Sebastopol Community Center Annex, 425 Morris St., Sebastopol.
Folk and cowboy singer Ray Bierl will open the show at 8 p.m.Admission: $22 in advance; $25 at the door.
Tempchin also co-wrote with Eagles member Glenn Frey “You Belong to the City,” “Smuggler’s Blues,” “The One You Love,” “I Found Somebody” and “True Love.”
Among many other songs, Tempchin wrote “Slow Dancin’ (Swayin’ to the Music),” which became a top-10 pop hit for Johnny Rivers. He also has written tunes recorded by Emmylou Harris, Glen Campbell, George Jones and Tanya Tucker.
Tempchin’s current band is called Rocket Science, which plays at venues throughout Southern California and beyond, but he also occasionally he plays solo gigs like the one in Sebastopol this weekend. His current tour celebrates his newest CD/DVD release, “Live at Tales from the Tavern.”
Peaceful Easy Feeling 40th Anniversary Tour At Don Q's 4/15!
"If anyone had told me years ago this was going to happen, I would have been quite surprised," said Tempchin. Peaceful Easy Feeling has a suggested retail price of $16.99 a bottle. The winery (SouthCoastWinery.com) has 500 cases ready and each bottle features artwork by Tempchin's wife, Sheryl. Now the veteran songwriter is hoping fans will want to drink a new wine named after his most famous song..."
NEW! 'NOTHING WITH YOU' co-written by Jack, Kim Richey, Joel Piper and Bobby 'Whitebread' Stein. Sung by Kim Richey.
Produced by Joel Piper at Michele Clark's Sunset Sessions Songwriter Retreat. Video by Bob Tempchin.
'History of the Eagles' Premiere on Showtime 2/15 & 2/16 8pm
"...He’s a master songwriter, a crafter of songs that feel tranquil but run layers deep. With LIVE AT TALES FROM THE TAVERN, Tempchin returns a bag full of his famous hits to their roots. No longer is the Glenn Frey Miami Vice theme song YOU BELONG TO THE CITY a glitzy over-produced pop song. Here, Tempchin strums a moody guitar while creating a lonely longing tale from the streets delivered with a layer of grime. The 1977 Johnny Rivers top ten hit SLOW DANCING becomes even more graceful with Tempchin’s reading accenting its romantic underpinnings. And the mega-famous Eagles hit ALREADY GONE transforms into a hootenanny sing along of independence celebration. With a comfortable straight ahead approach, Tempchin reclaims these songs, returning them to their rightful owner and exposing the beauty in their craft..." -Rick Ostop (Read entire review at link)
Peaceful Easy Feeling 40th Anniversary Tour dates announced!
FOR BOOKING CONTACT: Randy Harrell
The Songwriter Agency, Inc. (615) 879-1224
4/10 Cassidy House Concert, Santa Cruz, CA
4/11 Cassidy House Concert, Palo Alto, CA
4/12 Private Event, Fremont, CA
4/13 The Sebastapol Center For the Arts, Sebastopol, CA with Ray Bierl
4/14 Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley, CA with Tracy Newman & the Reinforcements
4/15 Don Quixote's International Music Hall, Felton, CA with Tracy Newman & the Reinforcements
L.A. show at Boulevard Music in Culver City on February 9th!
Flashlight Free + Hassle Free = Peaceful Easy Feeling Midnight Jack's cool hats will light up the holidays for your loved ones! Click Link or STORE button above to order...
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At Java Joe's in OB w/ Nena Anderson & Alex Woodard Tonight!
SHOW OF THE WEEK ON SD ROCK AND ROLL: "It’s a San Diego songwriters’ delight at the intimate Java Joe’s in Ocean Beach Friday night. Sitting in the round and swapping tunes and tales will be Alex Woodard, Nena Anderson and Jack Tempchin. Though it’s not being billed as a For The Sender show (their book and music collaboration release earlier this year), it’s possible the three might feature a few numbers they previously worked on together."
Jack on KPRI-FM 102.1 show MY TURN on Sunday (12/9) at 6pm!
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego-based songwriter who wrote The Eagles' "Peaceful Easy Feeling" was honored Saturday-- the 40th anniversary of the hit song's release -- with a proclamation from Mayor Jerry Sanders' office. CBS 8 KFMB TV was there...
'Peaceful Easy Feeling' composer gets dedicated Wiener table
What do The Eagles, outgoing San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and the Wienerschnitzel fast-food outlet in Hillcrest have in common?
Take a bow, veteran San Diego singer-songwriter Jack Tempchin! Make that, a "peaceful easy feeling" kind of bow.
On Dec. 1, 1972, The Eagles released their version of "Peaceful Easy Feeling," which went on to become one of the band's most popular and beloved hits. It was written by Tempchin, who completed the final verse of his classic ballad while waiting for his order at the Wienerschnitzel (then known as Der Wienerschnitzel) on Washington Street in Hillcrest...
Mayor of San Diego Proclaims 12/1 PEACEFUL EASY FEELING DAY
"WHEREAS, Jack Tempchin is a six decade long resident of San Diego, multi-platinum songwriter, and graduate of San Diego State University; and
WHEREAS, Jack Tempchin currently resides in the San Diego County community of Encinitas; and
WHEREAS, Jack Tempchin began his musical adventure by booking famous acts at SDSU’s Backdoor venue; and
WHEREAS, Jack Tempchin’s hit songs were written in San Diego and have been recorded and performed around the world by the super group known as the Eagles; and
WHEREAS, two of Jack Tempchin’s biggest hits landed on the ‘Best Selling Album of the 20th Century’; and
WHEREAS, Jack Tempchin’s most famous song heard around the world is ‘Peaceful Easy Feeling’ and was officially released as a single by the Eagles in 1972; and
WHEREAS, Jack Tempchin has also had songs recorded and performed by many other world famous artists; and
WHEREAS, Jack Tempchin has been a quiet and positive force for good in the community as he plays almost every charity event presented to him, including Make-A-Wish San Diego, Feeding the Soul Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Museum of Making Music, North County Humane Society, and many others.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, THAT I, JERRY SANDERS, the 34th Mayor of the City of San Diego, do hereby proclaim December 1, 2012, to be “Peaceful Easy Feeling Day” in recognition of its 40th Anniversary and for Jack Tempchin’s major contributions to music and to the world."
TEMPCHIN'S 'PEACEFUL EASY FEELING' AT 40 -SD Union Tribune
“Jack is a guy who doesn’t get enough credit. What a great songwriter he is!” said Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, who lived near Tempchin in Encinitas between 1995 and 2001.
Frey first heard Tempchin play "Peaceful Easy Feeling" when he and Tempchin were at Jackson Browne's home in Hollywood.
"The Eagles had been together for barely a week at the time, but Frey immediately recognized a great song when he heard it. A gentle song with a lilting melody and carefully honed lyrics of aspirational love, "Peaceful Easy Feeling" sounds both personal and universal. Stylistically, it can be played as a folk song or a country ballad. Then and now, its verses and chorus have an inviting sing-along quality that's hard to resist..." -George Varga SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
Der Wienerschnitzel Wiener Wagon at Carlsbad show 11/15!
Fans attending acclaimed singer-songwriter Jack Tempchin's concert tonight at the New Village Arts Theatre in Carlsbad can enjoy free food (provided they're not vegetarians), courtesy of the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Wagon. And not just any free food, but the "Midnight Jack Special." Seriously? Seriously... -SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE story
On Thursday November 8th, Jack will perform live at Sunset Sessions, Music For Charity, Night #1 with: Steve Earle, Susannah Hoffs, Faulkner, Tora at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Just what is Sunset Sessions Vegas? Ask Jason Mraz...
The Peaceful Easy Feeling Story (Share Yours at Link Below!)
The Acoustic Evenings with Jefferson Jay series returns to the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. The project advances the Athenaeum’s commitment to supporting San Diego talent.
The fall series begins on Friday, October 5, with local legends Jack Tempchin, Hugh Gaskins, and Jeffrey Joe Morin. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Athenaeum Box Office at (858) 454-5872
ACT OF GOD with Sara Watkins. Written with Alex Woodard.
"Jack is an amazing songwriter. An interviewer's dream. He is personable, engaging, funny, and a gentleman in every sense of the word." -ROZ LARMAN, FOLKSCENE With special guest DENNIS CAPLINGER on 90.7 FM Los Angeles,
98.7 FM Santa Barbara,
93.7 FM San Diego,
99.5 FM Ridgecrest
SEASON OF SONG with JD Souther, Jimmy Webb & more! 9/20-9/23
The 1st annual Season of Song will debut in beautiful Vail, Colorado this September 20th-23rd. Songwriters, musicians, industry insiders and music enthusiasts will gather to be inspired, learn, grow, network and connect. Days and nights will be filled with music, as writers perform and share the inspiration behind the songs we all know and love.
REVIEW EXCERPT: "Jack Tempchin’s life after 1973 would be a whirlwind of rock star fantasies. He would write some of the finest and best-selling pop songs of the last 50 years. He would tour with the likes of Ringo Starr. He would spend the next 35-plus years in the spotlight as a performer and bandleader.
Much of that changed, however, a few years ago when Tempchin decided to go back to his folk roots. Instead of performing with a backing band, Jack began gigging solo, alone on stage with just his voice, an acoustic guitar, and his harmonica. It’s just Jack, alone, and stripped down to his bare essence... The end result is a masterful tour de force by a master songwriter and country-rock journeyman." ~Raul Sandelin, SAN DIEGO TROUBADOUR
LIVE AT TALES FROM THE TAVERN Full Streaming Here!
Aug 28 2012
Feeding The Soul Show for Make A Wish Foundation Sept 8th
SEPT 8TH Feeding the Soul Foundation show for little NOAH! Diagnosed with chronic renal disease at the age of 2. He's had 7 surgeries in his short lifetime. Blind in his left eye. Receives medicine through a feeding tube, because his esophagus is tied around his stomach. His older sister (pictured) is a match for his kidney transplant. Doctors running tests on Noah before choosing a date for surgery. Buy your Tickets or Donate to Noah at link above.
I DONT WANNA GO HOME featuring I See Hawks In L.A. on KPFK
Jack has created an original composition from famous tongue twisters about Woodchucks, Groundhogs, Butterflies, Gophers, and Sea Shells. Fun stuff for the whole family, classroom, or birthday party! If you'd like to respond with your own tongue twister, please feel free to add it as long as it's suitable for all ages. ADD ONE VERSE OF YOUR OWN in a video response. Just ONE verse with your OWN TITLE. EXAMPLE: "How Much Cream Coulda Cream Puff Puff?"
You can Sing it, Talk it, or have your Grandma rap her own verse! But just ONE verse please... All video responses will be considered prior to approval. Let's see how long this song might become with video responses from you!
FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES ONLY This is just for fun. No contributions will be provided with any compensation or copyright of any sort. The original composition remains the property of Jack Tempchin and Night River Publishing, ASCAP 2012. (google-site-verification: googlea6ac596b61122967.html)
FOR THE SENDER show at LESTAT'S Thursday, June 7th 8pm
THE SONGWRITER AGENCY welcomes JACK TEMPCHIN to their all star roster featuring Steve Wariner, Don Schlitz and other greats. Call RANDY HARRELL at 615-879-1224 or email Randy@thesongwriteragency.com to request pricing and avails.
Jack co-writes AFTER HOURS: new Glenn Frey title track
After a 17-year absence from the solo music scene, six-time Grammy winner Glenn Frey is back with After Hours. The album, which is a collection of classic love songs from the 1940's to the present, signals a departure from his previous five albums and his career with The Eagles. Frey wrote the title track AFTER HOURS with Jack.
UPDATE 1/2/12 7PM SHOW SOLD OUT!!! 9PM SHOW ADDED!!! Helmed by Alex Woodard including the voices of Jack, Switchfoot, New Found Glory, Nickel Creek, Molly Jenson & Nena Anderson.
A family of local songwriters and musicians in north county have written songs based on letters received from san diegans dealing with personal tragedy, loss, and triumph.
To be released in early 2012 as a book / album package called ‘For the Sender’.
The “KFTS Radio Variety Show” event will pay tribute to the old days of radio, and marks Feeding the Soul Foundation’s Second Annual Event at the Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla as part of their performing arts series. The family friendly show will feature musical guests Jack Tempchin, Bushwalla, Raining Jane, and The Makepeace Brothers, plus special guests.
Jack Live Solo At New Village Arts Theatre on Wed 12/14!
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Jack's JESUS & MOHAMMED on new HYMNS FROM HOME Album
Jack and Bill Franklin wrote Track #4. Produced by Carey Ott and available only on SPOTIFY.
01. Greg Copeland – A Life Of Crime
02. Anthony Crawford – Silver Stars
03. Steve Noonan – Lay Me Down In California (For Kenny Edwards)
04. Jack Tempchin – Jesus & Mohammed
05. Dan Krikorian – Angels Sing
06. I See Hawks In L.A. – If You Lead I Will Follow
07. Kate Campbell – Free World
08. Marc Black – Sometime A Spark
09. Keith Miles – Something Bigger Than This
10. Greg Copeland – My Favorite Dream
11. Elliott Murphy – The Eternal Highway
12. The Plastic Pals – Miracles
13. Anthony Crawford – On The Hil l
14. JD Souther – On The Day Nobody Likes You
15. Mikael Persson – War Is Over
16. Jude Johnstone – Unchained
17. Pelle Johanson – Mist
18. Judy Collins – How Can I Keep From Singing?
19. Gary Wright – Winter’s Dream
20. Citizen K – She Will (The Hymn)
Never a cover charge at Piano Bar! JUST ADDED: Frank Cotinola (Funky Kings, Jesse Colin Young) on drums and percussion, plus Joe Sublett (Rolling Stones, Stevie Ray Vaughn, T-Bone Burnett) on saxophone!
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Jack tells Katie Shorey of Songwriters Vantage the story of PEACEFUL EASY FEELING and gives sage songwriter advice. He reveals Glenn Frey's mysterious secret songwriting technique code named: EL BLURTO ;-)
frogstop House Concert In San Marcos, CA Saturday, May 21st
I LIKE IT BETTER HERE - MORE MUSIC FROM HOME
When Jack Tempchin, legendary songwriter for the Eagles, (Already Gone, Peaceful Easy Feeling), Johnny Rivers (Slow Dancing) and Glenn Frey (Smugglers Blues, You Belong To The City), first heard Swedish act Citizen K, he was so impressed by the vocal, instrumental and arranging skills, that he offered a new unreleased song, right there on the spot.
You Only Live Once is the opening track to I Like It Better Here – More Music From Home (the 2nd album to celebrate the joy and and magic of home), where Citizen K and two of his musical buddies are calling themselves the Smashing Tempchins, as a humble homage to one of their favorite songwriters.
Where the first volume had more of a westcoast-focus, this second volume has more of a americana/country/roots-feeling.....
Sunday, Feb 20, 2011 8:00 PM This one is free so get there early! Doors at 6:30 and show at 10pm! Writers Night with special guest Jack Tempchin - Hosted By Steve Goodie, no cover Seating is first come, first served. Guests are allowed to keep their seats for the night. $7 Food and Beverage Minimum ***Parties of 6 or more will be charged an automatic 20% gratuity.