Encinitas CA— The ‘Keep on Rollin’ Tour’ featuring legendary songwriter Jack Tempchin with Keith Harkin, formerly with Celtic Thunder, stops in Encinitas at the La Paloma Theatre, December 11, 2018, 8:00pm.
In celebration of his dear friend, Glenn Frey, and the song that forever connects them both, Tempchin continues his ‘Peaceful Easy Feeling’ 45th Anniversary celebration with stops at Southern California landmark venues McCabe’s and The Palomino. The tour began November 2nd in San Francisco and the singer-songwriter will make eight stops during his West Coat Tour with troubadour Keith Harkin on Harkin’s ‘Keep On Rolling Tour’.
Tempchin is composer of hit songs for Eagles, Glenn Frey, Emmylou Harris, Trisha Yearwood, George Jones, Glen Campbell, Johnny Rivers and more. Just over 45 years ago the multi-platinum singer-songwriter sat at a table at a Wiernerschnitzel hot dog stand in San Diego, CA and finished composing one of the most iconic rock ballads ever, “Peaceful Easy Feeling.” Glenn Frey, Tempchin’s good friend and writing partner, took the song back to his ‘new’ band, just eight days old –called the Eagles – who recorded and released it on December 1st, 1972, as the third single from their eponymous debut LP.
“He’s a great songwriter. He paints pictures with simple words. He’s just really good at it.” -Don Henley
Jack Tempchin’s multi-platinum hits are iconic touchstones of ‘The Southern California Sound’. His best known compositions are “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and co-write “Already Gone”, two songs on the *RIAA’s recently re-certified *Best-Selling U.S. Album Of The 20th Century*, ‘Eagles Their Greatest Hits: 1971-1975’. Tempchin also co-composed three additional Eagles hits, “The Girl From Yesterday”, “Somebody”, and “It’s Your World Now”.
With a dozen Top 40 hits in the 1980s Tempchin/Frey co-writes include: “Part Of Me, Part Of You” from Oscar-winning film ‘Thelma & Louise’, “You Belong To The City” and “Smuggler’s Blues” from the Miami Vice TV soundtrack, plus “Sexy Girl”, “True Love”, “Soul Searchin’”, “The One You Love,” and “I Found Somebody”. Tempchin tunes have also been recorded by music legends George Jones, Emmylou Harris, Glen Campbell, Tanya Tucker, Trisha Yearwood, Sammy Kershaw, Richie Havens, Kate Wolf, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Randy Meisner, The Paladins and others. Johnny Rivers’ Top 10 hit “Slow Dancing (Swayin; to the Music)”, was also solely composed by Jack Tempchin.
In 2017, Jack Tempchin released his greatest hits on one album, ‘Peaceful Easy Feeling – The Songs of Jack Tempchin’ on Blue Elan Records. Jack takes to the mic as both solo and duet with guest vocalists like Rita Coolidge, Janiva Magness, Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen. Finally, there is one very special track on this album, “Privacy,” a previously unreleased piece written with his musical brother, Glenn Frey.
Keith Harkin was part of the popular Irish music group, Celtic Thunder, for nearly a decade. After being discovered by Grammy-winning producer DAVID FOSTER, he signed to VERVE Records and released his self-titled debut solo album in 2012, where it became the #1 best seller on iTunes and reached #1 on the World Music Chart in the U.S. and Canada.
Over the last 15 years, his talents have brought him across the world through Canada, Europe, Australia & America. Including shows for President Obama at The White House, Sir Richard Branson on Necker Island, Secretary of State at the Pentagon, Mohamed Ali at Celebrity Fight Night and performing National Anthems at The Garden for The Boston Celtics to name but a few.
Harkin’s sophomore recording, ‘On Mercy Street’, was released in 2015, followed by his 2016 holiday release, ‘Nollaig’, both of which also reached #1 on BILLBOARD’s World Music chart. His latest release, the live acoustic ‘In the Round’ album on Blue Elan Records, reached #3 on the iTunes singer / songwriter charts. ‘In The Round’ has two songs written with Jack Tempchin.
Tickets: $35-$75 https://bit.ly/2yd3ZBo
December 11th at La Paloma Theatre 8pm
471 S. Coast Highway 101 Encinitas, CA 92024