[Cover photo credit to Andrew Huse]
Songwriting Hall of Fame member Jack Tempchin is best known for writing some of The Eagles’ beloved songs including “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” and co-writing “Already Gone,” “The Girl From Yesterday,” and “It’s Your World Now.” In addition to the Eagles, Tempchin has written songs for artists such as George Jones, Glenn Campbell, Emmylou Harris, Tanya Tucker, Patty Loveless, and many others.
Mrs. Henry first met Tempchin when he sat in to jam with the band during their Last Waltz concert, a recreation of the final performance by legendary rock group The Band that took place on November 25th, 1976. For this performance, Mrs. Henry recruited a number of local San Diego musicians to perform at The Belly Up in 2017. In addition to the Belly Up performance, Mrs. Henry produced a documentary about the experience.
The collaboration came about during the initial rehearsals with Tempchin for the Last Waltz Show with Mrs. Henry, when he started to quietly strum and sing an original of his and Mrs. Henry started joining in. These rehearsals led to an ongoing collaboration with Tempchin, which culminated into “Waiting,” which will be followed by additional singles releases later this summer.