Jack Tempchin on New Album, Glenn Frey Tribute and Eagles Classics

“Peaceful Easy Feeling” songwriter tells humorous stories behind the hits and details his upcoming LP saluting the late Eagle

As the writer of such rock classics as the Eagles’ “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Already Gone,” Jack Tempchin is one of the most revered songwriters in the business — a songwriter who stumbled upon his job almost by accident.

“I was just a guy who went to the coffee house and listened to everybody,” he tells Rolling Stone Country. “I didn’t play guitar until I was about 18. I would play a blues song and my friends who were actually good players would come up and say, ‘What the heck did you do to that song?’ So I started just writing my own songs so no one could tell if I messed them up.”

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