Eagles, Hawks swoop into town
Jack Tempchin, I See Hawks in LA perform at Neighborhood Church Sunday
By John Sollenberger 08/16/2012
Fans of acoustic, country rock and alt/folk are in for a musical treat Sunday as some stalwarts of the trade visit Pasadena’s Neighborhood Church. Singer/songwriter Jack Tempchin and I See Hawks in LA co-headline a down-home extravaganza hosted by singer/songwriter Brad Colerick.
Tempchin has written and co-written a huge list of songs. He’s probably most noted for his contributions to the Eagles and Glenn Frey. He penned hits including “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” “Already Gone” and “Somebody,” among others, for the Eagles, “Smuggler’s Blues” and “You Belong to the City” by Frey and “Slow Dancing” by Johnny Rivers, plus hits by Jay-Z and Coolio. Visit peacefuleasyfeeling.com for the full story.
I See Hawks in LA has been tearing up the local music scene for years, playing to packed houses everywhere. The band is known for its psychedelic/country sound on its plugged-in works and has produced a string of discs, but recently went back to the roots, recording this year a new album, “New Kind Of Lonely,” an all-acoustic offering. The album also showcases the awesome vocal harmonies for which the band is famous. Check them out at iseehawks.com.
Colerick, who’s produced an impressive body of work himself and hosts the weekly Wine & Song singer/songwriter series at South Pasadena’s Firefly Bistro, opens the show and serves as emcee.
Music starts at 7 p.m. Sunday at Neighborhood Church, 301 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena. Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door. Visit back9records.com/tickets for advance tickets.