Originally published on AnalogPlanet.com by Michael Fremer
When I interviewed singer/songwriter Jack Tempchin recently I joked about why older songwriters often lose their creativity.
Imagine the song titles compared to when the writer was young, I quipped. “My wife got fat”, “She forgot the lube” (etc.).
We both laughed but it’s true that you write about what you know and for older guys writing love songs and relationship-based songs can become problematic if not downright “icky”. (more…)
Originally published on The Vinyl District. Jack Tempchin is a product of a time when songs were expected to tell stories, and the songwriters who were masters of storytelling were sought after as aggressively as any first-round quarterback. Tempchin’s tunes have taken root in so many minds, and have lifted so many hearts in the […]
This article was originally published on ABC Radio Online. Songwriter Jack Tempchin probably is best known for having a hand in penning two classic early Eagles hits, “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Already Gone,” but he’s also a rather prolific solo artist in his own right. Tempchin has just released a new full-length solo album titled […]
Blue Elan Records is proud to announce that Jack Tempchin’s new album “Learning To Dance” is available NOW! You can order the physical CD here: http://www.blueelan.com/store/jack-tempchin-learning-to-dance-cd You can also download a digital copy on iTunes. This is Jack’s first full length album in over 8 years. He’s poured his heart and soul into the album […]
Originally published on Discussions Magazine. Jack Tempchin comes from an era when the ‘song’ meant more to a musician than fame and fortune. Sure, everybody wants to be successful, but there are those songwriters who are far more interested in creating art than decorating their mansions with it. During the Folk scene of the ‘60s, […]
Jack Tempchin’s first full length album release in over 8 years is now available for pre-order! The first 200 people to order will receive a package with a retail value of over $55 for just the price of the album! Click Here To Grab Your Copy Now! We couldn’t be more excited to announce that […]
originally published at sandiegouniontribune.com. Tempchin’s music has endured, both pre- and post-YouTube. But the delineation between the two periods has nearly evaporated, as two fascinating examples demonstrate. In 1973, he and fellow San Diego tunesmith Tom Waits co-wrote a witty, booze-soaked country waltz, “Tijuana,” in a dressing room at SDSU’s now-defunct Back Door. Minutes later, […]
By Henry Carrigan. Originally published on No Depression. Mention Jack Tempchin, and the words “Peaceful Easy Feeling” come immediately to mind. So do “Already Gone,” “Slow Dancin’ (Swayin’ to the Music),” “Smuggler’s Blues,” and “You Belong to the City,” among many, many others. He’s written songs that have been recorded by artists as diverse as […]
Originally posted at Boomerocity.com. Every songwriter dreams of writing just one song – that song – that everyone knows and can sing – or, at the very least, hum. To be able to write two, well, that would be the rarified air segment of the songwriter hierarchy. More than that and you know that you’ve […]
Review by Lee Zimmerman Originally posted at http://www.elmoremagazine.com After making his mark as a songwriter of note for the Eagles (“Already Gone,” “Peaceful Easy Feeling” et. al.) as well as for Tom Waits, J.D. Souther, Jackson Browne and other harbingers of the fabled Laurel Canyon sound, Jack Tempchin returns with a modest four song EP […]