Peaceful Easy Feeling: The Songs of Jack Tempchin


“This album, Peaceful Easy Feeling: The Songs of Jack Tempchin, is [my recordings of] all the songs I wrote with Glenn Frey, plus “Slow Dancing,” “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Already Gone.” For “Slow Dancing,” I recorded a duet version with Rita Coolidge, and we’ve filmed a video with the two of us singing on it.

Also on the album is “Soul Searchin’,” which I recorded with blues singer Janiva Magness. And then I recorded an acoustic version of “Already Gone” with my friends Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen. Chris, Herb and I also recorded a song called “It’s Your World Now,” which is on the last Eagles album they recorded (Long Road Out of Eden). I also did a song called “Privacy” which Glenn and I wrote, but no one’s heard before. We’re making a video of this song…

This was a great new opportunity—I’d never recorded any of these songs. It was challenging, but I think the album turned out great and I’m glad I did it. Also, by doing duets which I don’t normally do, it expanded me musically. So it was really a good thing.” – Jack Tempchin in Songwriter’s Universe



Famed songwriter Jack Tempchin is known for penning some of the most durable tunes in American music for a variety of artists that includes the Eagles, George Jones, Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner, Glen Campbell, Emmylou Harris, Trisha Yearwood and many others.

He’s also co-written with a who’s who of American roots, rock and R&B composers that embraces Tom Waits, J.D. Souther, Bobby Whitlock, Jim Lauderdale and Beth Nielsen Chapman. READ MORE


Heading Out On The Road

PEACEFUL EASY FEELING  45th Anniversary Tour Hi People! Heading out on the road THIS WEEK to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Eagles having released my composition 'Peaceful Easy Feeling' as a single on David Geffen's Asylum Records. Along with...

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Peaceful Easy Feeling 45th Anniversary Tour Begins in April

PEACEFUL EASY FEELING  45th Anniversary Tour  https://www.facebook.com/tours/1632149126871610/ Hi People! It's so hard to believe that it's been 45 years since the Eagles released my composition 'Peaceful Easy Feeling' as a single on David Geffen's Asylum Records. I...

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ASCAP Interview

Easy Writer: Jack Tempchin Reflects on “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and The Magic of Songwriting By Erik Philbrook, ASCAP Editor in Chief • December 12, 2017 SHARE: Great American music scenes have flourished throughout the years all across the country, from New Orleans to...

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"I'd Like To Smoke Some Pot With Willie Nelson" Wouldn't you? Perhaps not. Either way, this'll have to do for #420Day!Wrote this tribute to Willie and Merle after enjoying their new CD 'Django and Jimmie'. Not for sale. #ripmerle Get Jack's new album "Learning To Dance" on i... ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy 420 use should see downtown Denver on this day .

I’ve smoked pot with Willie Nelson And I’ve smoked it with his entire band And I’ve smoked it with all of his crew Ain’t life grand 😊

🌟🌟🌟I smoked with Willie in the 80’s he even gave me his Willie Nelson hat pin in the shape of TeXas that says WILLIE across it....it was a concert after party . In Beaumont, TeXas....cherished memories for me 🤗♥️✌️

Happy Hippie 4/20 Jack 💚🍀🌴

Who wouldn't??? Even if you don't like it. Come on its Willie... I'm in!!! Lmao 😈😈😈

I would like to meet him, I don’t smoke!

I'm in that line up!

Tales to tell

Awesome and I have 😊

Loved this! 💚

Happy 420!

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'The letter that you wrote me made me stop and wonder why.' -Eagles released 'Already Gone' as a single on this date in 1974. Gritty footage below of them playing it live in '76!

Eagles - Already Gone - Live in Seattle 1976
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Love this song....and everything else put out by the eagles.....thank you for keeping them and their history alive.

Love the lyrics in this song. We live our lives in chains, and we never know we have the key.

Saw them in Orlando on the 14th they were awesome. ❤Vince Gill and Deacon Frey phenomenal ❤❤❤... with Jimmy Buffett❤

Glen and Don Felder trading licks on this one!

I love that y’alls lyrics & music is still so relevant all these years later! Thank you Jack for generations of solid appreciation 😎👍

I heard take it to the limit on the radio yesterday. Love that song. X

...you can see the stars and still not see the light...

Great Eagles song, I saw them 3 times playing in concert in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Deacon was great on that song last night

Great song, great group

One of my favorite bands

Never tire of the eagles.

A great song and band

Another great song!!!

I'm already gone

Great song. ......

Oh, that laugh!! 💜

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Celebrating Eagles release of 'Already Gone' as a single on this date in 1974! Fast forward to 2005: they performed it live on their Eagles: Farewell 1 Tour-Live from Melbourne.

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Take it to the limit

Toe tapper love it!!

I loved seeing them on this tour❤️

The second greatest band ever.

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"And you'll have to eat your lunch all by yourself!" - 'Already Gone' was released as a single by Eagles on this exact date in 1974. There's a new version of it on my new album featuring Herb Pedersen on Dobro and Chris Hillman on Mandolin...Written by Jack Tempchin & Rob Strandlund ... See MoreSee Less

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Love this tune, I’ve ate my lunch all by myself more than once 😂😋

Johnny Miller Happy Birthday Again This Song Popped Up On The My Facebook Just Brought Back Old Memories Of Back In The Day When Your Band Played At The V.F.W. And Clifford Climer R.I.P. Was The Singer That Was The Opening And Closing Song Every Time

This video isn't available in the UK, Jack.

I will always Love and Miss GLENN 💕FOREVER .

Hi jack


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"Already Gone" was released as a single on this date in 1974! One of the first songs recorded with producer Bill Szymczyk, which was a huge relief for Glenn Frey: "I was much more comfortable in the studio with Bill, and he was more than willing to let everyone stretch a bit," he said. "'Already Gone' - that's me being happier; that's me being free."The opening track of the Eagles' third album, On the Border, released in 1974. LYRICS: Well, I heard some people talkin' just the other day And they said you... ... See MoreSee Less

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Love this song Jack. Every band I’ve ever been in played this song. Was a privilege to sing lead on this tune 👍👍🎸🎼🎤🎧🎶🔊🎼🎸🎸

Thinking of you Greg.xx

Always my #1 favorite Eagles tune...thank you Jack ❤️

My first Eagle’s concert in ‘74. Probably my favorite song. Always been my theme too😊

Great "on the road" song!

Woo hoo hoo, my my, woo hoo hoo!!

Liked this album cover so much, had a tattoo done of it!

My future tattoo!! Lol Yes, I love this song so much I plan on having the title tattooed on my arm someday!!

I will always Love and Miss GLENN 💕FOREVER .

One of the greatest eagles songs

Love Eagles , anything by them !

Finally bought a ticket to see the Eagles on June 30 at the Target Stadkum

We loved u guys n Columbia SC Monday..great show..thanks

Great song. One of my favourites.

Obviously a wise choice for them.

Wow. Cool story! Great traveling music. So glad that partnership went well!

A complete standard at this stage.. Just wonderful .! 👍👌

Absolutely my favorite song in the world!

He produced The Thrill Is Gone for B.B. King 4 years before taking on the Eagles.

Well I heard some people talk in just the other day.....

One of my favorite songs!

Always puts me in a good mood. Thanks for sharing Jack!!🦅❤️

Another great song......super!!!!

Love that song got through some rough break ups

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"You better let somebody love you before it's too late..." Eagles released their 'Desperado' LP this week in 1973. The album did not get real traction until Linda Ronstadt covered the title track, the first written by Don Henley & Glenn Frey.

Linda Ronstadt - 'Desperado' (Henley/Frey) 11-16-1976
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Linda actually saved the Eagles by covering this song!

Hey jack, I always heard the eagles started out as Linda's back up band, is this rite ? Love 'em both!

The fans were listening. The Eagles catalog was unfolding. They were building the base for what we see today in the current version of the band. Overall they kicked ass, took names, and left the rest in the rearview mirrors for the century. The people who didn't appreciate the bands prowess were the record company executives who wanted product that jumped off the shelf to line their pockets with cash. Linda covering anyone's song was a good way to get attention because she could sing damn near anything well.

I will always Love and Miss GLENN 💕FOREVER .

One of my favs love love this way to go Linda what a voice

This gal could really sing!!!!

What a fantastic singer! I saw Linda & her band preform at Va Tech way back in the day. I took my brother Clark for his birthday! A great show!

Everyone should check you tube for Seinfeld and the desperado episode - classic eagles and Jerry

She used to end her concerts with an a cappella version of this song and it always brought me to tears ❤️

I love Linda Ronstadt and she covered the song well, but I’ve never heard anyone that sings it like Don Henley.

What a voice*. I always wondered if Linda ( made a lot of money) off of this song,,,,,,,,,,

Incredible version of this song!

My old buddy Clay Johnson who I worked with at Kings Department Store in the 70s used to come over and get me to crank this song up in my Pioneer 838 and he would close his eyes and just melt down. She was sooo hot singing this song!!!

I miss Linda and all her performances. And this is the song she always ended her shows with🙁

Linda took this one and made it a hit!

Fav song of all time Linda is brilliant songstress also the eagles

Did Linda Ronstadt ever have a hit which wasn't a cover?

Lovely Linda could make the phone book into a hit

Loved the song loved Linda Rhonstads versions!

Awesome song! Linda had an amazing voice!

She is for sure one of the best!!

Love the song !

Such an emotional rendition, so heartfelt.

love her and the eagles

The American answer to Edith Piaf! A true great.

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"Red eye whiskey for the pain." -Eagles released their 'Desperado' LP on this date in 1973. Their 2nd album was recorded at Island Studios in London, England and was produced by Glyn Johns. It remains the only Eagles album where the band members appeared on the front cover.Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group Doolin-Dalton · Eagles Desperado (Remastered) ℗ 1973 Asylum Records Banjo, Guitar: Bernie Leadon Bass Guitar: Randy... ... See MoreSee Less

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My favorite Eagles album. So much so that a buddy and I took a road trip to Bitter Creek Wyoming back in 95. Before the internet. We spent the better part of the day talking to locals, driving the high plains. Takeaways from that evening were that a train used to come through Bitter Creek, there used to be a dance on Saturday nights and there were spots in the creek that you could not wade into as there was quick sand that you’d get stuck in or pulled under when the water was high. If memory serves me correctly the locals said the railroad shut down in the 1950’s. Not much of Bitter Creek, the community was left in 1995. Mike

This was my favorite Eagles album, I wore one out and had to buy a second one. I can’t tell you how many nights at my old one bedroom apartment that we all spent drinking Budweiser’s and listening to this album. I still have the album and the CD and play them both.

My favorite Eagles album. Could never understand why people didn't love it as much as I did.

Cheers for sharing Jack.Another timeless classic from the best band ever.A stunning album.

I also think it's the only album that Don had to play so heavy on the drums in reference to Outlaw Man and Outta Control. It's my 3rd favorite album by them!

Ready to see them here in the Raleigh arena within the hour. 🎸😀

This was my favorite album by the Eagles. They were so fresh and their sound was extraordinary!

They're opening for Jimmy Buffet at Riverbend this summer.

Jeezus...I can't even come close to an absolute favorite song or album. There were so many. What a treat to have such great music permeate my entire being in a most positive way.

One of the best albums of all time!

Had 8 tracks cassettes and a cd of this album over the years and wore them out been looking for it in stores but can't find it anywhere great times great music great band but do have on the border greatest hits 1 and 2 on cd all their albums are just plain genius

Effin rawk cowboy album best served with tequila at sunrise

Took me 30 years to figure out the guitar solo by Bernie Leadon in Doolin Dalton Instrumental ...


On my turn table now

A classic.

One of my favorite songs😘👍

Love The Eagles !

Still my all time favorite album/CD

I will always Love and Miss GLENN 💟 FOREVER.

Judy Rush

One of my top 2 Eagles albums One of these nights being the other

One of my personal favorites.

Thanks for sharing Jack!

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