What do The Eagles, outgoing San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and the Wienerschnitzel fast-food outlet in Hillcrest have in common?
Take a bow, veteran San Diego singer-songwriter Jack Tempchin! Make that, a "peaceful easy feeling" kind of bow.
On Dec. 1, 1972, The Eagles released their version of "Peaceful Easy Feeling," which went on to become one of the band's most popular and beloved hits. It was written by Tempchin, who completed the final verse of his classic ballad while waiting for his order at the Wienerschnitzel (then known as Der Wienerschnitzel) on Washington Street in Hillcrest...
Mayor of San Diego Proclaims 12/1 PEACEFUL EASY FEELING DAY
"WHEREAS, Jack Tempchin is a six decade long resident of San Diego, multi-platinum songwriter, and graduate of San Diego State University; and
WHEREAS, Jack Tempchin currently resides in the San Diego County community of Encinitas; and
WHEREAS, Jack Tempchin began his musical adventure by booking famous acts at SDSU’s Backdoor venue; and
WHEREAS, Jack Tempchin’s hit songs were written in San Diego and have been recorded and performed around the world by the super group known as the Eagles; and
WHEREAS, two of Jack Tempchin’s biggest hits landed on the ‘Best Selling Album of the 20th Century’; and
WHEREAS, Jack Tempchin’s most famous song heard around the world is ‘Peaceful Easy Feeling’ and was officially released as a single by the Eagles in 1972; and
WHEREAS, Jack Tempchin has also had songs recorded and performed by many other world famous artists; and
WHEREAS, Jack Tempchin has been a quiet and positive force for good in the community as he plays almost every charity event presented to him, including Make-A-Wish San Diego, Feeding the Soul Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Museum of Making Music, North County Humane Society, and many others.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, THAT I, JERRY SANDERS, the 34th Mayor of the City of San Diego, do hereby proclaim December 1, 2012, to be “Peaceful Easy Feeling Day” in recognition of its 40th Anniversary and for Jack Tempchin’s major contributions to music and to the world."
TEMPCHIN'S 'PEACEFUL EASY FEELING' AT 40 -SD Union Tribune
“Jack is a guy who doesn’t get enough credit. What a great songwriter he is!” said Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, who lived near Tempchin in Encinitas between 1995 and 2001.
Frey first heard Tempchin play "Peaceful Easy Feeling" when he and Tempchin were at Jackson Browne's home in Hollywood.
"The Eagles had been together for barely a week at the time, but Frey immediately recognized a great song when he heard it. A gentle song with a lilting melody and carefully honed lyrics of aspirational love, "Peaceful Easy Feeling" sounds both personal and universal. Stylistically, it can be played as a folk song or a country ballad. Then and now, its verses and chorus have an inviting sing-along quality that's hard to resist..." -George Varga SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
Der Wienerschnitzel Wiener Wagon at Carlsbad show 11/15!
Fans attending acclaimed singer-songwriter Jack Tempchin's concert tonight at the New Village Arts Theatre in Carlsbad can enjoy free food (provided they're not vegetarians), courtesy of the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Wagon. And not just any free food, but the "Midnight Jack Special." Seriously? Seriously... -SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE story
On Thursday November 8th, Jack will perform live at Sunset Sessions, Music For Charity, Night #1 with: Steve Earle, Susannah Hoffs, Faulkner, Tora at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Just what is Sunset Sessions Vegas? Ask Jason Mraz...
The Peaceful Easy Feeling Story (Share Yours at Link Below!)
The Acoustic Evenings with Jefferson Jay series returns to the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. The project advances the Athenaeum’s commitment to supporting San Diego talent.
The fall series begins on Friday, October 5, with local legends Jack Tempchin, Hugh Gaskins, and Jeffrey Joe Morin. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Athenaeum Box Office at (858) 454-5872
ACT OF GOD with Sara Watkins. Written with Alex Woodard.
"Jack is an amazing songwriter. An interviewer's dream. He is personable, engaging, funny, and a gentleman in every sense of the word." -ROZ LARMAN, FOLKSCENE With special guest DENNIS CAPLINGER on 90.7 FM Los Angeles,
98.7 FM Santa Barbara,
93.7 FM San Diego,
99.5 FM Ridgecrest
SEASON OF SONG with JD Souther, Jimmy Webb & more! 9/20-9/23
The 1st annual Season of Song will debut in beautiful Vail, Colorado this September 20th-23rd. Songwriters, musicians, industry insiders and music enthusiasts will gather to be inspired, learn, grow, network and connect. Days and nights will be filled with music, as writers perform and share the inspiration behind the songs we all know and love.
REVIEW EXCERPT: "Jack Tempchin’s life after 1973 would be a whirlwind of rock star fantasies. He would write some of the finest and best-selling pop songs of the last 50 years. He would tour with the likes of Ringo Starr. He would spend the next 35-plus years in the spotlight as a performer and bandleader.
Much of that changed, however, a few years ago when Tempchin decided to go back to his folk roots. Instead of performing with a backing band, Jack began gigging solo, alone on stage with just his voice, an acoustic guitar, and his harmonica. It’s just Jack, alone, and stripped down to his bare essence... The end result is a masterful tour de force by a master songwriter and country-rock journeyman." ~Raul Sandelin, SAN DIEGO TROUBADOUR
LIVE AT TALES FROM THE TAVERN Full Streaming Here!
Aug 28 2012
Feeding The Soul Show for Make A Wish Foundation Sept 8th
SEPT 8TH Feeding the Soul Foundation show for little NOAH! Diagnosed with chronic renal disease at the age of 2. He's had 7 surgeries in his short lifetime. Blind in his left eye. Receives medicine through a feeding tube, because his esophagus is tied around his stomach. His older sister (pictured) is a match for his kidney transplant. Doctors running tests on Noah before choosing a date for surgery. Buy your Tickets or Donate to Noah at link above.
I DONT WANNA GO HOME featuring I See Hawks In L.A. on KPFK
Jack has created an original composition from famous tongue twisters about Woodchucks, Groundhogs, Butterflies, Gophers, and Sea Shells. Fun stuff for the whole family, classroom, or birthday party! If you'd like to respond with your own tongue twister, please feel free to add it as long as it's suitable for all ages. ADD ONE VERSE OF YOUR OWN in a video response. Just ONE verse with your OWN TITLE. EXAMPLE: "How Much Cream Coulda Cream Puff Puff?"
You can Sing it, Talk it, or have your Grandma rap her own verse! But just ONE verse please... All video responses will be considered prior to approval. Let's see how long this song might become with video responses from you!
FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES ONLY This is just for fun. No contributions will be provided with any compensation or copyright of any sort. The original composition remains the property of Jack Tempchin and Night River Publishing, ASCAP 2012. (google-site-verification: googlea6ac596b61122967.html)
FOR THE SENDER show at LESTAT'S Thursday, June 7th 8pm
THE SONGWRITER AGENCY welcomes JACK TEMPCHIN to their all star roster featuring Steve Wariner, Don Schlitz and other greats. Call RANDY HARRELL at 615-879-1224 or email Randy@thesongwriteragency.com to request pricing and avails.
Jack co-writes AFTER HOURS: new Glenn Frey title track
After a 17-year absence from the solo music scene, six-time Grammy winner Glenn Frey is back with After Hours. The album, which is a collection of classic love songs from the 1940's to the present, signals a departure from his previous five albums and his career with The Eagles. Frey wrote the title track AFTER HOURS with Jack.