Co-architect of The Southern California Sound. Composer of two songs "Peaceful Easy Feeling" & "Already Gone" both 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 2016, Jack releases a 2nd CD on a new label Blue Elan Records . His set list of hits guarantees a magic memorable evening of sing-alongs to "Peaceful, Easy Feeling", "You Belong To the City", "Smugglers Blues", "Slow Dancing" and other classics!
HISTORY OF THE EAGLES As the Eagles celebrated 40 years of American music history, a multi-platinum mystery man celebrated 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 were 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 in 1977.
BLUE ELAN RECORDS SIGNS JACK TEMPCHIN In 2015, Jack Tempchin signed a record deal with new L.A. based label Blue Elan Records. His 4 song ROOM TO RUN EP (May 2015) met great critical reviews from NoDepression and Elmore Magazines, Boomerocity, All Access and others. His full length, LEARNING TO DANCE, (August 2015) was released on Blue Elan Records on both CD and 180 gram vinyl AND on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, eMusic etc. His latest CD, tentatively titled ONE MORE SONG, is due out summer of 2016.
MIAMI VICE AND HITS WITH GLENN FREY 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 HARRIS Jack Tempchin songs have also been performed and/or recorded by George Jones, Emmylou Harris, 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, NRPS, Blitzen Trapper, Sea Wolf, Jim Lauderdale, Judah and The Lion and Jim James of My Morning Jacket. In 2016, Vince Gill, Bonnie Raitt and Brandi Carlile covered 'Peaceful Easy Feeling' at recent memorials for Glenn Frey.
LIVE 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 from house concerts, churches, and libraries, to The Kate Wolf Music Festivals, and the Escondido Performing Arts Center, 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, Emmylou Harris, 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 Radio City Music Hall and 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. The Mayoral Proclamation read: "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."
Jack Tempchin's lyrical manuscripts for both "Peaceful Easy Feeling" and "Already Gone" and the original Stella guitar he wrote them on were on display at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles for "The Sounds Of Laurel Canyon: 1965-1977" exhibit. Jack was interviewed and delivered a live performance at the museum's Clive Davis Theatre for the exhibit, as his new "Peaceful Easy Feeling Cabernet" and Chardonnay made their debut as the evening's spirits.
SAMPLE SET LIST
The One You Love
Who's Been Sleeping In My Bed
The Girl From Yesterday
Room To Run
You Belong To The City
Slow Dancing (Swayin' To The Music)
Peaceful Easy Feeling