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Staying Home

by Jack Tempchin

Jack's Folk Bluegrass styled CD. "This is a more quiet and countrified Jack Tempchin: acoustic, sentimental, generous." Instruments featured are the Dobro, Mandolin, Fiddle and Acoustic Guitars. Includes "Lover's Moon" written with Glenn Frey.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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1. From A Yellow Bird jack tempchin
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2. She Can't Let Go Jack Tempchin
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3. Lover's Moon Jack Tempchin
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4. That Old Dog Had Soul Jack Tempchin
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5. Party For Myself Jack Tempchin
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6. Christmas Calling Jack Tempchin
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7. I'm Daddy Now Jack Tempchin
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8. Sixteen Years of Love Jack Tempchin
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9. My Old Friends Jack Tempchin
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From Jack: "My life as a musician was born in the "coffeehouse" scene in California between 1965 and 1972. When I made "STAYING HOME" I wanted to return to acoustic music based around the meaning and power of the songs. This record was made in my garage studio with an adat machine and a few friends. I had written down something Tayo had said and stuck it on the wall: KEEP IT SIMPLE and STAY CLOSE TO THE SOURCE.
I tried to keep it simple and to stay close to the source. There is a time for chasing your dreams around the world and another time for staying in one place and building on what you have and letting your dreams come to you. This was my time for STAYING HOME.
Walking on the beach I started writing "Lovers Moon"... I was thinking about my Dad, and about being a dad, and I wrote "I'm Daddy Now"... When John went home for Christmas to visit his family, it was the first time he had gone home in the fifteen years I had known him. I wrote "Christmas Calling."



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


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Robert Livingston

Perfect music for a perfect afternoon at home.
This is a more quiet and countrified Jack Tempchin: acoustic, sentimental, generous. It's perfect for a pleasant afternoon stuck in the house!

Is it my imagination, or is the song I'm Daddy Now the perfect compliment to Jackson Browne's Ready Or Not? It's got to be a coincidence that their tunes sound similar, but what a happy one!

Every song is good; my favorites: the plaintive Lover's Moon (sweet steel guitar and echoes of Jack's classic Slow Dancing), and Christmas Calling (what a nice line: make peace with who you are).

David Legan

Almost all you could ask for.
I first heard Jack in Steamboat Springs on an alternative station; his soulful version of Peaceful Easy Feeling put the Eagles to shame and I have bought every one of his records since. The 1978 Arista album, with Skateboard Johnny, Lifetime Friend, and Sixteen Days Under the Hood had something for everyone, all wrapped up in Tempchin's amazing ability to connect. Staying Home shows that he still connects, but there was not the same punch for me. Tempchin's talent for painting a picture in your mind is still there: as in "when the alarm clock rings and it's snowing outside, you put on your boots and go" from I'm Daddy Now punches the listener right in the ribs. I could use just a little more of that. And I will still buy everything he publishes. Ninty percent of Tempchin still beats just about everyone in his genre.