You may not know his name, but you probably know his songs...
Singer and songwriter Jack Tempchin, who wrote the ‘70s Eagles hits “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Already Gone,” will perform Saturday, April 13, at the Sebastopol Community Center Annex, 425 Morris St., Sebastopol.
Folk and cowboy singer Ray Bierl will open the show at 8 p.m.Admission: $22 in advance; $25 at the door.
Tempchin also co-wrote with Eagles member Glenn Frey “You Belong to the City,” “Smuggler’s Blues,” “The One You Love,” “I Found Somebody” and “True Love.”
Among many other songs, Tempchin wrote “Slow Dancin’ (Swayin’ to the Music),” which became a top-10 pop hit for Johnny Rivers. He also has written tunes recorded by Emmylou Harris, Glen Campbell, George Jones and Tanya Tucker.
Tempchin’s current band is called Rocket Science, which plays at venues throughout Southern California and beyond, but he also occasionally he plays solo gigs like the one in Sebastopol this weekend. His current tour celebrates his newest CD/DVD release, “Live at Tales from the Tavern.”
Peaceful Easy Feeling 40th Anniversary Tour At Don Q's 4/15!
"If anyone had told me years ago this was going to happen, I would have been quite surprised," said Tempchin. Peaceful Easy Feeling has a suggested retail price of $16.99 a bottle. The winery (SouthCoastWinery.com) has 500 cases ready and each bottle features artwork by Tempchin's wife, Sheryl. Now the veteran songwriter is hoping fans will want to drink a new wine named after his most famous song...
NEW! 'NOTHING WITH YOU' co-written by Jack, Kim Richey, Joel Piper and Bobby 'Whitebread' Stein. Sung by Kim Richey.
Produced by Joel Piper at Michele Clark's Sunset Sessions Songwriter Retreat. Video by Bob Tempchin.
'History of the Eagles' Premiere on Showtime 2/15 & 2/16 8pm
"...He’s a master songwriter, a crafter of songs that feel tranquil but run layers deep. With LIVE AT TALES FROM THE TAVERN, Tempchin returns a bag full of his famous hits to their roots. No longer is the Glenn Frey Miami Vice theme song YOU BELONG TO THE CITY a glitzy over-produced pop song. Here, Tempchin strums a moody guitar while creating a lonely longing tale from the streets delivered with a layer of grime. The 1977 Johnny Rivers top ten hit SLOW DANCING becomes even more graceful with Tempchin’s reading accenting its romantic underpinnings. And the mega-famous Eagles hit ALREADY GONE transforms into a hootenanny sing along of independence celebration. With a comfortable straight ahead approach, Tempchin reclaims these songs, returning them to their rightful owner and exposing the beauty in their craft..." -Rick Ostop (Read entire review at link)
Peaceful Easy Feeling 40th Anniversary Tour dates announced!
FOR BOOKING CONTACT: Randy Harrell
The Songwriter Agency, Inc. (615) 879-1224
4/10 Cassidy House Concert, Santa Cruz, CA
4/11 Cassidy House Concert, Palo Alto, CA
4/12 Private Event, Fremont, CA
4/13 The Sebastapol Center For the Arts, Sebastopol, CA with Ray Bierl
4/14 Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley, CA with Tracy Newman & the Reinforcements
4/15 Don Quixote's International Music Hall, Felton, CA with Tracy Newman & the Reinforcements
L.A. show at Boulevard Music in Culver City on February 9th!
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At Java Joe's in OB w/ Nena Anderson & Alex Woodard Tonight!
SHOW OF THE WEEK ON SD ROCK AND ROLL: "It’s a San Diego songwriters’ delight at the intimate Java Joe’s in Ocean Beach Friday night. Sitting in the round and swapping tunes and tales will be Alex Woodard, Nena Anderson and Jack Tempchin. Though it’s not being billed as a For The Sender show (their book and music collaboration release earlier this year), it’s possible the three might feature a few numbers they previously worked on together."
Jack on KPRI-FM 102.1 show MY TURN on Sunday (12/9) at 6pm!
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego-based songwriter who wrote The Eagles' "Peaceful Easy Feeling" was honored Saturday-- the 40th anniversary of the hit song's release -- with a proclamation from Mayor Jerry Sanders' office. CBS 8 KFMB TV was there...