Jack Tempchin gets peaceful easy VIP feeling at KAABOO

DEL MAR — Jack Tempchin is beyond delighted that the KAABOO Del Mar festival is just a 12-minute drive from his home in Encinitas.

“This is the greatest thing!” the veteran singer-songwriter said early Sunday evening, just before he launched into an infectious version of “Already Gone,” the  1974 Eagles’ hit that he co-wrote with Rob Strandlund.

“My friends were worried I wasn’t getting out to hear enough music,” Tempchin continued. “So they said: ‘How about having a giant music festival close to Jack’s house?’ “

He was kidding, of course.

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