Reggae Jack is Jack Tempchin's brand new creative project, where he hired session musicians (Marc Orrell and Jeff Roffredo) to record reggae inspired songs of his material, old and new. The new album, "Always Magic", featuring 8 (?) co-writes by Jack, his wife Sheryl, Keith Harkin and Gary Nicholson.
Jack Tempchin is a legendary hit songwriter, whose compositions “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Already Gone” are synonymous with the southern California sound. These songs can be found on the Eagles’ compilation "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975", which the R.I.A.A. named the best selling US album of the 20th century.
Jack Tempchin songs have been performed or recorded by several artists, including George Jones, Buck Owens, Emmylou Harris, Glen Campbell, Jackson Browne, Dwight Yoakam, Linda Ronstadt, Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood, Tanya Tucker, Richie Havens, Sammy Kershaw, Kate Wolf, Tom Rush and many, many more.
Famously, Tempchin’s tune “Peaceful Easy Feeling” was featured in a notorious taxi scene in the Coen Brothers cult classic "The Big Lebowski" where Jeff Bridges’ character is unceremoniously tossed from a cab. “Part Of Me, Part Of You”, another Jack Tempchin/Glenn Frey classic, was the end title theme song for the Oscar award winning film 'Thelma & Louise'. In 2015, a Tempchin/Frey co-write was featured in David O Russell’s "Joy" starring Jennifer Lawrence.
In 2014, Jack’s lyrical manuscripts for “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Already Gone” as well as his original Stella guitar were on view at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to that, his lyrics were featured at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Museum in Cleveland, OH.
In 2019, Jack Tempchin was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in New York City. The city of San Diego declared December 1st, 2012, to be "Peaceful Easy Feeling Day" to honor Jack and the 40th anniversary of the song.