As was previously announced, legendary songwriter JACK TEMPCHIN has been nominated to The Songwriters Hall of Fame with the official induction ceremony set to take place in June 2019. Over the last 50 years, Jack has written for the Eagles, George Jones and Emmylou Harris along with so many more. Some of the hit songs Jack has penned include; “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” “Slow Dancing,” “The One You Love,” “Already Gone,” “Someone That You Used to Know,” “White Shoes” and who can forget, “You Belong To The City” and“Smuggler’s Blues”from the Miami Vice TVsoundtrack.
In other Jack Tempchin news, late last year Jack and fellow label mates - Jesse Daytonand Rusty Young (Poco)- went into Clearlake Studios in the San Fernando Valley to record Jack’s song, “Jesus & Mohammed.” The song is set for digital released yesterday, November 30th, and will be part of the Blue Élan Records Christmas releases where a portion of each download, stream or purchase of this song will benefit The Alliance for Children’s Rights.
Jack says of the song and session, "It was really great having Jesse Dayton and especially having Rusty Young, one of my musical heroes, sing lead verses with me on this song. So great of my label, Blue Élan, to make this happen and for such an important cause. This is one of my newer songs that I would most like people to hear; so, it is a thrill to have it released this holiday season.”
In 2017 JACK TEMPCHIN released his greatest hits on one album, Peaceful Easy Feeling– The Songs of Jack Tempchin through Blue Élan Records. These tracks, most known to many, come from a spectrum of emotional influences and drives. From the contemplative lyrics of the duet “Soul Searchin” to the one-man declaration of life in “Party Town”, TEMPCHIN’s mind and heart are always in concert. Together, he brings the music to his fans and new-comers alike that can conjure up the memories of loves long past or the excitement of new directions in life’s pathway. Over the decades, JACK TEMPCHIN’s writing, music and voice have proven themselves to be a timeless treasure.
Jack Tempchin on the road:
12/4/18 – Nashville, TN – City Winery
12/11/18 – Encinitas, CA – La Paloma Theatre
12/13/18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Hotel Cafe
The Alliance for Children’s Rights is an organization that protects the rights of impoverished, abused and neglected young people. By providing free legal services, advocacy, and programs that create pathways to jobs and education, the Alliance levels the playing field and ensures that children who experience foster care are able to fulfill their potential. For more information about The Alliance for Children’s Rights, or to make a direct donation, please visit their website.