Jack Tempchin

Jack Tempchin

 San Diego, California, USA
SoloAmericanaClassic Rock

Co-architect of The Southern California Sound. Composer of two songs "Peaceful Easy Feeling" & "Already Gone" on Best-Selling U.S. Album of The 20TH Century EAGLES: THEIR GREATEST HITS 1971-1975 Featured in 'History of the Eagles' tour and doc. For 2015, JT releases a new CD on Blue Elan Records and a 2nd 'Peaceful Easy Feeling' wine. His set list of hits guarantees a magic, memorable evening of sing-alongs to "You Belong To the City", "Smugglers Blues", "Slow Dancing" and other great classics!


HISTORY OF THE EAGLES As the Eagles celebrate 40 years of American music history, a multi-platinum mystery man celebrates alongside them. Interviewed 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. His songs are played nightly on the 'History of the Eagles' World Tour. 

5 EAGLES MULTI-PLATINUM HITS Jack Tempchin has five Eagles contributions total, including "The Girl From Yesterday" from the 'Hell Freezes Over' reunion release. He co-wrote both "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.

MIAMI VICE HITS SAMPLED BY COOLIO AND JAY-Z 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" and "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".

SONGS FOR GEORGE JONES AND EMMYLOU 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, Don Felder, Sammy Kershaw, Kate Wolf, Tom Rush, The Paladins, and Jim James of My Morning Jacket.

WITH RINGO AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL 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, Jules Shear, Al Kooper, Kim Richey, Phil & Dave Alvin, Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen. In the past, he's opened for Eagles solo sets by: Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit and for Jackson Browne, Chicago, Poco, Karla Bonoff, Christopher Cross and Dolly Parton among others. In 1995, Jack toured as the opener for Ringo Starr and his 3rd All Starr Band tour at venues like The Hollywood Bowl.

PEACEFUL EASY FEELING DAY 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. 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."

LIVE AT TALES FROM THE TAVERN CD/DVD Filmed at the Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez, CA, by famed rock photographer Henry Diltz, this release 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.

WINE AND SONG 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. His Peaceful Easy Feeling Chardonnay arrives for the holidays in 2014. He's recently signed a record deal with Century City-based label Blue Elan Records and his next studio album is due out in 2015.

Book Jack Tempchin for your public or private event. This can include a meet and greet autograph session with a signed bottle of Jack's new wine. He can perform solo acoustic or with his stellar band of veteran musicians like Berton Averre (The Knack)on guitar, Dave Krusen (Pearl Jam, Candlebox) on Drums and Jessy Greene (Jayhawks, Foo Fighters) on violin.


Set List


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