One More Song
2016 album from the veteran singer/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, Chris Hillman, Patty Loveless, Tom Rush, Kate Wolf, and many others. He's also co-written with a who's who of American roots, rock, country, and folk composers that embraces Tom Waits, J.D. Souther, Bobby Whitlock, Jim Lauderdale and Beth Nielsen Chapman. His iconic songs comprise a soundtrack to a fabled era, but Jack Tempchin creates music in the present tense. One More Song reveals the vibrant spirit of an artist moving forward. "My brain is exploding with songs," he enthuses. "It's great to have things that you've already written that people like - and I play them all when I do a show - but the creative flow demands that when I write a song and really love it, I want to get it out right now." One More Song honors Tempchin's coffeehouse roots. "A guy, an audience, and a song," he says.’ Circle Ties That Bind’, from the collection is one of the first songs Jack wrote; and although the great Hoyt Axton performed it in concert, until now it has never been translated on record. In fact, of the 12 songs curated for the latest project, only three have been previously recorded. The title track, covered both by the late Kate Wolf and the Eagles' Randy Meisner, and ‘Singing in the Streets’, originally tracked by Jack's band the Funky Kings who were signed to Arista Records by Clive Davis. The band also cut the venerable ‘Slow Dancing (Swayin' to the Music)’ famously immortalized by Johnny Rivers, now performed by Jack in an evocative solo rendition.