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 Emmylou Harris, Tom Rush, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and Patty Loveless.
Yet, Tempchin doesn’t sit still and doesn’t want to live in the past, and he’s just released an EP, Room to Run, of four new songs that he either wrote himself or co-wrote with others, and his new album, Learning to Dance, hits the store shelves on August 21. “I have millions of songs rushing through my head today, and a real passion for recording them and playing them live.” (more…)
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 […]
Jack’s new album is officially available on iTunes. You can click here to listen and/or download the album now. Watch the new music video of the EP’s title track below…
Repost of a review by Bill Palmer of Beatweek Magazine. Jack Tempchin takes the stage at the Troubadour, looks out at the crowded club, and says “Oh cool.” If he’s surprised to have attracted a sizable audience, perhaps he shouldn’t be. After all, he wrote some of the biggest hits the Eagles ever had, despite […]
Link: UTSandiego.com Jackson Browne show to aid San Diegan. Jack Tempchin & Joel Rafael will also sing at April 9 ‘Circle of Friends’ benefit in Escondido for North County traumatic brain injury victim Cheyne Johnston.
Link: http://www.utsandiego.com/ THE EAGLES KEEP MAKING HISTORY “Thanks to a series of classic singles, including “Desperado,” “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Already Gone” (the latter two written and co-written, respectively, by San Diego’s Jack Tempchin), the band became perennial radio favorites and a major concert draw…”
Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/jack-tempchin/ From ‘Eve Of Destruction’ to ‘Already Gone': Conversations with Jack Tempchin and P.F. Sloan. Mike R: That was an interesting period. It almost seemed like the Eagles served as a hub for a lot of acts, J.D. Souther being one. Even Randy Newman with “Short People” and “Rider In The Rain.” That must […]
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