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PROJECT BARLEY PRO SONGWRITER SHOWCASE - JACK TEMPCHIN, BETH FITCHET WOOD AND STEVE WOOD and JODI SIEGEL

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PROJECT BARLEY BREWERY, 2308 Pacific Coast Hwy, , Lomita CA 90717

This is a once a month (every third Tuesday) that is designed as a listening room for world class songwriters, many with hit songs, long touring/recording associations with music legends, to play their original music in an intimate setting. This month features a true songwriting legend (he wrote Peaceful Easy Feeling, Already Gone, Slow Dancing and more) the great Jack Tempchin!! Also two of my favorites on the planet; Beth Fitchet Wood and Steve Wood, plus yours truly. Gonna be an epic show! NO COVER BUT DONATIONS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURED AND GO TO THE SONGWRITERS. Project Barley serves excellent Food (Pizza, sandwiches, salads), wine, and award winning beer. Food served till 7:30pm. No reservations so arrive early to get a table.

JACK TEMPCHIN

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 RIAA named the Best-Selling U.S. 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 more. Jack Tempchin has also performed live with 3 Eagles—Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit. He’s also played with greats like Poco, Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther, Chicago, Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, Jimmy Webb, Al Kooper, Kenny Loggins, Karla Bonoff, Christopher Cross and Dolly Parton, among others. In the mid-90s, Jack toured as the opening act for Ringo Starr and His All Star Band at major venues Radio City Music Hall and The Hollywood Bowl.

A San Diego native, In 1976, Jack Tempchin was first signed by Clive Davis to Arista Records, along with Jules Shear and Richard Stekol, in the band The Funky Kings. Retro-rocker Johnny Rivers recorded The Funky Kings’ track “Slow Dancing (Swayin’ To the Music)” written by Tempchin, and made it a Billboard Top 10 in 1977.

​In the 1980s, Tempchin co-wrote a dozen radio hits for Glenn Frey’s solo career, including “True Love,” “The One You Love,” “Sexy Girl,” “Party Town,” “I Found Somebody,” “Soul Searchin,” and “Livin’ Right.” Other Tempchin/Frey co-writes include Top 40 hits “Smuggler’s Blues” and “You Belong to The City” for the original ‘Miami Vice’ TV show soundtrack. These two songs were later sampled in the 90s by platinum rappers Coolio (“Nature of the Business”) and Jay-Z (“City Is Mine”). 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 Tempchin/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 in Cleveland, Ohio.

In 2019, Jack was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City. His latest album, “One More Time With Feeling,” was released on Jimmy Buffett’s Mailboat record label.

Beth Fitchet Wood

Born in Arizona, Beth has been playing music her whole life. In 1972 she became a member of the Laguna Beach based, Honk Band, which made 3 popular albums on a major label, and toured nationally. She has toured and sung on many big albums with Jackson Browne, Jennifer Warnes, Kenny Loggins and others. She has recorded award winning Cd's and written great songs. She runs her own monthly songwriters night at Laguna Beach Live, on the first Tuesday of every month. She is very modest, but her soaring vocals and songs have been captivating audiences for decades! She continues to play solo gigs and duo gigs with her partner/husband Steve Wood throughout California.

Steve Wood

Producer, songwriter, Keyboardist and singer, Steve is a California Native, a founding member of The Honk Band (with Richard Stekol, Beth Fitchet Wood), has had a long career in music. He has toured/recorded with Kenny Loggins, The Pointer Sisters, John Stewart among others. He has also produced artists including Sting, Kenny Loggins (he arranged the hit song Footloose w/Kenny), Jack Tempchin and others. Composed/produced the music for Over 25 IMAX documentaries for MacGillivray Freeman Films including many that won awards. Through these documentaries, he worked with George Harrison, Paul McCartney, The Dave Mathews Band and many more. He has spent his entire life making music and continues to play live gigs, many with Beth Fitchet Wood, as well as the 133 Band.

JODI SIEGEL

Jodi was born in Chicago, IL. The Home of the Blues! She eventually relocated to California and began playing and singing in countless blues, R & B, pop and original music bands throughout Orange County, San Diego and Los Angeles.

Over the years Jodi has opened for and or shared the stage with many respected musicians including: Albert King, Robben Ford, Robert Cray, J.D. Souther, David Lindley, Fred Tacket and Paul Barrere (Little Feat) and countless others. Her songs have been recorded by Maria Muldaur (“So Many Rivers To Cross,”-cowritten with Daniel Moore and “If I Were You”-cowritten with Danny Timms) Marcia Ball (“So Many Rivers To Cross.”) and Teresa James ("Come Up and See Me Sometime"-cowritten with Danny Timms) During her career, Jodi has created a heady and dynamic stew of musical influences (blues, pop, R & B, soul and jazz) into a sound and a style that make her a triple threat; songwriting, singing and guitar playing. Jodi’s fine-tuned solo performances are likened to a “one-woman” band!! Her truly original style can fill a room with explosive slide guitar, jazzy vocals and a fun, easy going rapport with her audience. She can go from funky bluesy grooves to folk, to jazz and back again with ease. She’s an old soul with a fresh sound. Her new CD, “Wild Hearts,” produced by Steve Postell (Immediate Family, David Crosby, Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Iain Matthews), is filled with great songs, cool grooves, intimate, smart lyrics and some of the best of the best musicians in Los Angeles today including; Mike Finnigan (organ, piano), Hutch Hutchinson, Abe Laborial Sr., Alphonso Johnson (bass), Russ Kunkel, Michael Jerome Moore, John Ferraro, Arno Lucas (drums, percussion), Joe Sublett (Saxophone) and Maxayne Lewis and Clydene Jackson (background vocals). Each song has a soulful delivery with an undeniable down-home elegance.

May20

Jodi Siegel

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Ficklewood Ciderworks, 720 E Broadway, , Long Beach, CA 90802

Hard cider is delicious! It's refreshing and Ficklewood has multiple flavors and there is a tasting menu too. They also have light snacks. They are located in downtown Long Beach next to Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles on Broadway. No cover....bring your dog too! outside patio seating and inside but the doors are wide open and it's a cool vibe.....join me....

PROJECT BARLEY PRO SONGWRITER SHOWCASE - JACK TEMPCHIN, BETH FITCHET WOOD AND STEVE WOOD and JODI SIEGEL

 —  —

PROJECT BARLEY BREWERY, 2308 Pacific Coast Hwy, , Lomita CA 90717

This is a once a month (every third Tuesday) that is designed as a listening room for world class songwriters, many with hit songs, long touring/recording associations with music legends, to play their original music in an intimate setting. This month features a true songwriting legend (he wrote Peaceful Easy Feeling, Already Gone, Slow Dancing and more) the great Jack Tempchin!! Also two of my favorites on the planet; Beth Fitchet Wood and Steve Wood, plus yours truly. Gonna be an epic show! NO COVER BUT DONATIONS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURED AND GO TO THE SONGWRITERS. Project Barley serves excellent Food (Pizza, sandwiches, salads), wine, and award winning beer. Food served till 7:30pm. No reservations so arrive early to get a table.

JACK TEMPCHIN

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 RIAA named the Best-Selling U.S. 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 more. Jack Tempchin has also performed live with 3 Eagles—Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit. He’s also played with greats like Poco, Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther, Chicago, Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, Jimmy Webb, Al Kooper, Kenny Loggins, Karla Bonoff, Christopher Cross and Dolly Parton, among others. In the mid-90s, Jack toured as the opening act for Ringo Starr and His All Star Band at major venues Radio City Music Hall and The Hollywood Bowl.

A San Diego native, In 1976, Jack Tempchin was first signed by Clive Davis to Arista Records, along with Jules Shear and Richard Stekol, in the band The Funky Kings. Retro-rocker Johnny Rivers recorded The Funky Kings’ track “Slow Dancing (Swayin’ To the Music)” written by Tempchin, and made it a Billboard Top 10 in 1977.

​In the 1980s, Tempchin co-wrote a dozen radio hits for Glenn Frey’s solo career, including “True Love,” “The One You Love,” “Sexy Girl,” “Party Town,” “I Found Somebody,” “Soul Searchin,” and “Livin’ Right.” Other Tempchin/Frey co-writes include Top 40 hits “Smuggler’s Blues” and “You Belong to The City” for the original ‘Miami Vice’ TV show soundtrack. These two songs were later sampled in the 90s by platinum rappers Coolio (“Nature of the Business”) and Jay-Z (“City Is Mine”). 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 Tempchin/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 in Cleveland, Ohio.

In 2019, Jack was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City. His latest album, “One More Time With Feeling,” was released on Jimmy Buffett’s Mailboat record label.

Beth Fitchet Wood

Born in Arizona, Beth has been playing music her whole life. In 1972 she became a member of the Laguna Beach based, Honk Band, which made 3 popular albums on a major label, and toured nationally. She has toured and sung on many big albums with Jackson Browne, Jennifer Warnes, Kenny Loggins and others. She has recorded award winning Cd's and written great songs. She runs her own monthly songwriters night at Laguna Beach Live, on the first Tuesday of every month. She is very modest, but her soaring vocals and songs have been captivating audiences for decades! She continues to play solo gigs and duo gigs with her partner/husband Steve Wood throughout California.

Steve Wood

Producer, songwriter, Keyboardist and singer, Steve is a California Native, a founding member of The Honk Band (with Richard Stekol, Beth Fitchet Wood), has had a long career in music. He has toured/recorded with Kenny Loggins, The Pointer Sisters, John Stewart among others. He has also produced artists including Sting, Kenny Loggins (he arranged the hit song Footloose w/Kenny), Jack Tempchin and others. Composed/produced the music for Over 25 IMAX documentaries for MacGillivray Freeman Films including many that won awards. Through these documentaries, he worked with George Harrison, Paul McCartney, The Dave Mathews Band and many more. He has spent his entire life making music and continues to play live gigs, many with Beth Fitchet Wood, as well as the 133 Band.

JODI SIEGEL

Jodi was born in Chicago, IL. The Home of the Blues! She eventually relocated to California and began playing and singing in countless blues, R & B, pop and original music bands throughout Orange County, San Diego and Los Angeles.

Over the years Jodi has opened for and or shared the stage with many respected musicians including: Albert King, Robben Ford, Robert Cray, J.D. Souther, David Lindley, Fred Tacket and Paul Barrere (Little Feat) and countless others. Her songs have been recorded by Maria Muldaur (“So Many Rivers To Cross,”-cowritten with Daniel Moore and “If I Were You”-cowritten with Danny Timms) Marcia Ball (“So Many Rivers To Cross.”) and Teresa James ("Come Up and See Me Sometime"-cowritten with Danny Timms) During her career, Jodi has created a heady and dynamic stew of musical influences (blues, pop, R & B, soul and jazz) into a sound and a style that make her a triple threat; songwriting, singing and guitar playing. Jodi’s fine-tuned solo performances are likened to a “one-woman” band!! Her truly original style can fill a room with explosive slide guitar, jazzy vocals and a fun, easy going rapport with her audience. She can go from funky bluesy grooves to folk, to jazz and back again with ease. She’s an old soul with a fresh sound. Her new CD, “Wild Hearts,” produced by Steve Postell (Immediate Family, David Crosby, Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Iain Matthews), is filled with great songs, cool grooves, intimate, smart lyrics and some of the best of the best musicians in Los Angeles today including; Mike Finnigan (organ, piano), Hutch Hutchinson, Abe Laborial Sr., Alphonso Johnson (bass), Russ Kunkel, Michael Jerome Moore, John Ferraro, Arno Lucas (drums, percussion), Joe Sublett (Saxophone) and Maxayne Lewis and Clydene Jackson (background vocals). Each song has a soulful delivery with an undeniable down-home elegance.

May20

Jodi Siegel

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Ficklewood Ciderworks, 720 E Broadway, , Long Beach, CA 90802

Hard cider is delicious! It's refreshing and Ficklewood has multiple flavors and there is a tasting menu too. They also have light snacks. They are located in downtown Long Beach next to Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles on Broadway. No cover....bring your dog too! outside patio seating and inside but the doors are wide open and it's a cool vibe.....join me....