Jack Tempchin

Jack Tempchin

 
San Diego, California, USA
SoloFolkAmericana

Co-architect of The Southern California Sound. Composer of two songs on the Best-Selling U.S. Album of the 20th Century* "Peaceful Easy Feeling" & "Already Gone" on EAGLES: THEIR GREATEST HITS 1971-1975 For 2014, Jack Tempchin releases a new wine and CD/DVD of hits to toast his Peaceful Easy Feeling 40th Anniversary. His hit filled setlist guarantees a magic and memorable evening of crowd sing-alongs including, "You Belong To the City", "Smugglers Blues" and "Slow Dancing (Swayin To the Music)

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For 2014, Jack Tempchin has released a new Peaceful Easy Feeling Cabernet Sauvignon in association with South Coast Winery, three time recipient of California State Winery of the Year Award... Book Jack for your public or private event and include an wine bottle autograph signing session for his adult fans who will sing along to the songs we all know and love. He'll perform his hits on solo acoustic as he extends his 'Peaceful Easy Feeling 40th Anniversary Tour'... Not to be missed!

As the Eagles celebrate 40 years of American music history, a multi-platinum mystery man celebrates alongside them. Revealed in their riveting 'History of the Eagles' documentary is legendary composer Jack Tempchin. Jack's two hit compositions, "Peaceful Easy Feeling" and "Already Gone", are now synonymous with the Southern California Sound. Both songs are on 'Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975', awarded *Best-Selling U.S. Album of the 20th Century* by the RIAA.

Jack Tempchin has five Eagles contributions total, including "The Girl From Yesterday" from the 'Hell Freezes Over' reunion release. He co-wrote "It's Your World Now" and "Somebody" on their latest double disc release, 'Long Road Out Of Eden'. Tempchin also solely composed the Billboard Top 10 track "Slow Dancing (Swayin To the Music)" for retro-rocker Johnny Rivers. And famously, Tempchin's "Peaceful Easy Feeling" was featured in a notorious taxi scene in the Cohen Brothers cult classic, 'The Big Lebowski', starring Jeff Bridges as The Dude.

In the 1980s, Tempchin co-wrote a dozen radio hits for Glenn Frey's solo career including "True Love", "The One You Love", "Sexy Girl", "Party Town", "I Found Somebody", "Soul Searchin", "Livin' Right" and "Part Of You, Part Of Me" the end title theme song for the Oscar-winning film, 'Thelma & Louise'. Tempchin co-wrote Frey hits "Smuggler's Blues" & "You Belong to The City" for the 'Miami Vice' TV show soundtrack. (Later sampled by platinum rappers Coolio and Jay-Z, respectively). Yet another Tempchin co-write became the title track for Glenn Frey's 2012 solo release, "After Hours".

Jack Tempchin songs have also been performed and/or recorded by George Jones, Emmylou Harris, NRPS, Glen Campbell, Chris Hillman, Jackson Browne, Dwight Yoakam, Linda Ronstadt, Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood, Tanya Tucker, Johnny Duncan, Richie Havens, Randy Meisner, Sammy Kershaw, Kate Wolf, Tom Rush, The Paladins, and Jim James of My Morning Jacket.

And Jack enjoys co-writes: He's had them with Tom Waits, J.D. Souther, Jim Lauderdale, Beth Nielsen Chapman, John Brannen, Bobby Whitlock (Derek and the Dominos), Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek), Alex Woodard, Kim Richey, Joel Piper, Joe West, Clay Mills, Chris DuBois, Dennis Morgan, Gary Nicholson and more.

Jack Tempchin has returned to his roots recently, performing his multi-platinum songwriter hits on solo acoustic guitar. With intimate shows at house concerts, churches, and libraries, to large radio festivals, and performing arts center concerts, he's recently shared the stage with songwriting greats J.D. Souther, Jimmy Webb, Dave Mason, Tom Rush, Barry McGuire, and Al Kooper. He's also opened for Eagles solo sets by Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit and for Jackson Browne, Chicago, Poco, Karla Bonoff, Dolly Parton among others. In the 90s, Jack toured as the opening act for Ringo Starr and his All Star Band at major venues like The Hollywood Bowl.

On December 1st, 2012, the Mayor of San Diego, California, officially proclaimed a 'Peaceful Easy Feeling Day' for America's Finest City, to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Tempchin's song having originally been released as a single by the Eagles in 1972. Also for finishing at his neighborhood Hillcrest Der Wienerschnitzel, and to acknowledge his contribution to causes in his own backyard; To quote the Mayoral Proclamation "WHEREAS, Jack Tempchin has been a quiet and positive force for the community as he plays most charity events presented to him, including Make-A-Wish San Diego, Feeding the Soul Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital, Museum of Making Music, North County Humane Society, and many others."

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Peaceful Easy Feeling, Tempchin has released a new DVD/CD titled 'LIVE AT TALES FROM THE TAVERN'. Filmed at the Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez, CA, by famed rock photographer Henry Diltz, it contains several of Jack's original hits performed by the man who composed them, including 'Peaceful Easy Feeling',' Already Gone', 'The One You Love', 'You Belong To The City' and 'Slow Dancing' all available now on iTunes, CDBaby, eMusic, and Amazon.

Set List

The One You Love
Smugglers Blues
Who's Been Sleeping In My Bed
Amy
The Girl From Yesterday
Sexy Girl
You Belong To The City
True Love
Slow Dancing (Swayin' To The Music)
Already Gone
Peaceful Easy Feeling