"After the Rain" has some of the old '70s Southern California polish to it. The highlights include "I'm Daddy Now," Tempchin's reflection on the life of his father, a retired milkman, and his own growing sense of responsibility as the father of a young son. That song and "Big Sky Country," with its country-boy-flees-the-big-city motif, sound like natural prospects for the contemporary country market." - L.A. TIMES
Classic Folk-Rock from a writer for the Eagles, delivering all the grit and heart of the 70's. Jack's good pal Glenn Frey contributed greatly to this project, producing and performing on tracks and co-writing two songs: "Blue Flame" and "On The Loose". This CD also features Jack's 1993 rendition of "Slow Dancing (Swayin' To The Music)" With Glenn Frey, Timothy B. Schmit, John David Souther and David Crosby on background vocals. His longtime band The Seclusions, after playing at the Palamino in L.A. for two years, made this record with him. This album was produced by the Robb Brothers at Cherokee Studios in L.A. It is a record of a real band, playing real music.
QUOTES ABOUT JACK TEMPCHIN
"He's a great songwriter. He paints pictures with simple words. He's just really good at it." -Don Henley
"Jack is a guy who doesn't get enough credit. What a great songwriter he is!" - Joe Walsh
“The first real songwriter I really saw and really got enthused about." -Tom Waits
“Jack is one of the greats.” - Steve Poltz, San Diego Union Tribune
“Nobody can match Tempchin, the greatest songwriter ever to call San Diego home.” -S.D. News
"He’s a true American master.” -Dave Mason PD 105.7 Walrus-FM
"Great songs seem to fly to some songwriters like moths to a porchlight... Jack's a searchlight!" -Madison Keith, KPRI-FM
"Jack is an amazing songwriter. An interviewer's dream." -Roz Larman, FOLKSCENE Syndicated Radio KPFK 90.7 FM
"Jack's body of work is iconic. His contribution as a world class 'muzoid' is undeniable and I remain a lifelong fan."
-ASCAP CEO Paul Williams
"Sure-footed songwriting craft. Through and through, he's a big deal." -Van Dyke Parks
“Jack is officially the nicest guy in show business.” –J.D. Souther