Vonda Shepard

Sun Apr 21 2024

7:00 PM (Doors 5:00 PM)

The Coach House

33157 Camino Capistrano, Suite C San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

$35.00

All Ages

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Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Vonda Shepard has sold over twelve million albums, won two Golden Globes, two Emmy Awards, two Screen Actor’s Guild awards, and is most notably the writer and performer of the original “Searchin’ My Soul”, the theme song for Ally McBeal. She also holds the Billboard prize for selling the most T.V. soundtracks in history.
 
Vonda began playing clubs at the age of fourteen and was signed to Reprise Records at 24, where her “Don’t Cry Ilene” became a VH1 hit topping out at #11. In 1986, Vonda had a major pop hit singing “Can’t We Try” in a duet with Dan Hill that made it to #6 on the Pop Charts. It was during these early years as a successful indie performer that she toured with such luminaries as Rickie Lee Jones, Al Jarreau and Jackson Browne as either back-up singer or keyboardist.
 
Vonda’s most demanding work was on Ally McBeal as music producer, where her hit theme song, “Searchin’ My Soul” reached #16 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. For nearly five years she produced over 500 songs, for artists like Al Green, Sting, Randy Newman, Robert Downey Jr. Jon Bon Jovi, Gladys Knight, Chubby Checker, Barry Manilow and many more.
 
Vonda now tours in support of her most recent album Red Light/Green Light with her stellar band, whose all-star line-up has alternately featured musicians that have played with Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, John Hiatt and Jackson Browne to name a few.

Vonda Shepard

  • Vonda Shepard

    Vonda Shepard

    Pop

    Vonda Shepard was born in New York City in 1963 and at a very early age, her family moved to Los Angeles, where Vonda spent most of her life growing up.
     
    She began playing piano at age six, took voice lessons, dance and acting for many years, and has been playing clubs since the age of fourteen. At the age of twenty, Vonda was invited to join Rickie Lee Jones’ band, as keyboard player, singer, dancer and “alter ego” of Rickie Lee. During this time, she was also in artist development for four years with Warner Bros. and finally got signed to Reprise Records at the age of 24, where she released her major label, self titled debut in 1989. Don’t Cry Ilene was a hit on VH1 and made it to top 11 in the A.C. charts. In 1986, Vonda also had a major pop hit with the duet, Can’t We Try, with Dan Hill which made it to #6 on the Pop Charts.
     
    In 1991, Vonda released The Radical Light on Warner/Reprise, which had the original version of Searchin’ My Soul which would become the theme song for Ally McBeal. Indie life followed, with It’s Good, Eve — Vonda’s most critically acclaimed album, to date, about which Chris Willman from Entertainment Weekly wrote; “the singer/songwriter genre doesn’t get any better than this.”
     
    From 1986 – 1990, Vonda toured as keyboard player/back-up singer with Al Jarreau.  Vonda also did two tours with Jackson Browne in 1995 and 1996. For the first tour, she sang back-ups with Jackson, which helped her get back on the horse after having been dropped from Warner Bros. after her second album, The Radical Light.  Jackson lent Vonda his studio for a month, after hearing her play her new songs at soundcheck everyday, and said “if you can have an album finished by next summer, you can sing with me and open for me”.  Jackson lending his world class studio was monumental in Vonda being able to finish the album, It’s Good, Eve, which eventually led directly to Vonda’s friend, David E. Kelley, offering her the job on a new show he was writing, called Ally McBeal.  The songs on Eve really resonated with David Kelley’s vision for the emotional timbre of the show. Vonda was the “Greek Chorus” for Ally’s emotions and thoughts. There were often cover tunes from the 50’s, 60’s and earlier back, but David would always interweave Vonda’s original songs throughout the 5 years of Ally McBeal.
     
    Vonda’s most demanding job on Ally was as music producer, where she produced over 500 songs, for artists like Al Green, Sting, Randy Newman, Robert Downey Jr. Jon Bon Jovi, Gladys Knight, Chubby Checker, Barry Manilow and many more, including the amazing cast. When musical guests would appear, Shepard was the “behind the scenes” producer of the music, reading the scripts and interpreting David Kelley’s message, through the emotion of music. Four Ally McBeal albums accompanied the five year run, including a Christmas album.
     
    In 1999, Vonda recorded and released By 7:30, an album of all original material, right in the middle of the frenetic, yet thrilling schedule of Ally McBeal. 
     
    Vonda has sold over twelve million albums, has won two Golden Globes, two Emmy Awards and two Screen Actor’s Guild awards. She also holds the Billboard prize for selling the most T.V. soundtracks in history. 
     
    When the show ended, Vonda immediately wrote and recorded Chinatown, continued touring the world, then wrote and recorded From The Sun, released two live albums, including From The Sun, Live in San Javier,  released Solo, rerecording many of the favorite songs from Vonda’s catalog, as well as some beloved cover tunes, and finally Rookie, in 2015, for which she again toured extensively with her stellar band, James Ralston, on guitar, (Tina Turner 22 years), Jim Hanson, on bass, (Bruce Springsteen, Rodney Crowell, Johnny Cash), and she alternates drummers, from Michael Urbano (John Hiatt, Cracker) to Christopher Hafer (many bands, including Hertz-Van-Rental!) to Fritz Lewak, (Jackson Browne, 26 years). 
     
    Vonda is now back to writing, and has several songs finished, to be recorded by the end of the year, with Mitchell Froom (Elvis Costello, Crowded House, Fleetwood Mac, Bonnie Raitt). Froom has been behind the boards for all of her albums since By 7:30 in 1999.  The new album, untitled so far, will have “Vintage Vonda” tracks with some deep, funky grooves, but the woman who wrote and sang “Baby, Don’t You Break My Heart Slow” is never about to leave every eye in the house dry. “I’ve heard that Paul Simon fills four legal pads with lyrics for one song alone,” she says. “I may not fill four, but when I’m writing an extremely honest, painful ballad, of which there will be a few on this album, I do fill up at least two.”
     
    Vonda’s influences, growing up in the 70’s, were those classic singer/songwriters; Elton John, Carol King, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, as well as the soul icons, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan.  You can certainly hear the fusion of these two styles, in listening to Vonda’s albums.
     
    A few years back, Shepard had one of the most unexpected and exhilarating experiences of her career; her belated debut as a musical stage actress. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend Randy Newman hand-picked her to play the part of Martha in his version of Faust, which thrilled audiences at New York’s City Center. For her first stage acting role, Shepard earned grand reviews from New York’s tough theater critics; Said Playbill: “Indie-pop singer/songwriter Shepard was the find of the evening, at least for audiences unfamiliar with her five years of acting and singing on Ally McBeal.” The Theatermania.com critic called the Newman/Shepard duet of “Feels Like Home” “one of the year’s great stage moments to date.” New York Times theater critic Christopher Isherwood weighed in with a rave, too, calling her duet with Newman on “Feels Like Home” “the song that received the warmest reception” and adding: “Ms. Shepard’s soulful singing brought out the yearning quality in Mr. Newman’s own.”

  • Jack Tempchin

    Jack Tempchin

    Singer-Songwriter

    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.

    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. The city of San Diego declared December 1st 2012 to be "Peaceful Easy Feeling Day" to honor Jack and the 40th anniversary of the song.

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ALL SALES ARE FINAL, NON REFUNDABLE, NON EXCHANGEABLE. ALL SHOW DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

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Vonda Shepard

Sun Apr 21 2024 7:00 PM

(Doors 5:00 PM)

The Coach House San Juan Capistrano CA
Vonda Shepard

$35.00 All Ages

SHOW DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Vonda Shepard has sold over twelve million albums, won two Golden Globes, two Emmy Awards, two Screen Actor’s Guild awards, and is most notably the writer and performer of the original “Searchin’ My Soul”, the theme song for Ally McBeal. She also holds the Billboard prize for selling the most T.V. soundtracks in history.
 
Vonda began playing clubs at the age of fourteen and was signed to Reprise Records at 24, where her “Don’t Cry Ilene” became a VH1 hit topping out at #11. In 1986, Vonda had a major pop hit singing “Can’t We Try” in a duet with Dan Hill that made it to #6 on the Pop Charts. It was during these early years as a successful indie performer that she toured with such luminaries as Rickie Lee Jones, Al Jarreau and Jackson Browne as either back-up singer or keyboardist.
 
Vonda’s most demanding work was on Ally McBeal as music producer, where her hit theme song, “Searchin’ My Soul” reached #16 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. For nearly five years she produced over 500 songs, for artists like Al Green, Sting, Randy Newman, Robert Downey Jr. Jon Bon Jovi, Gladys Knight, Chubby Checker, Barry Manilow and many more.
 
Vonda now tours in support of her most recent album Red Light/Green Light with her stellar band, whose all-star line-up has alternately featured musicians that have played with Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, John Hiatt and Jackson Browne to name a few.

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You are purchasing tickets during a pandemic which can cause show dates and restrictions to change. ALL SALES ARE FINAL, NON REFUNDABLE, NON EXCHANGEABLE

There is a Two Drink Minimum per person unless you have made a Dinner Reservation through the Box Office.

Dinner reservations get you reserved priority seating for the entire evening that is in front of general admission seating and closer to the stage. There is no additional cost to make a dinner reservation but you are required to purchase a minimum of $20 in dinner the night of the show EXCLUDING DRINKS with your food server. Dinner reservations require you arrive no later than 1 hour after the doors open. To make a dinner reservation please call 949-496-8930.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL, NON REFUNDABLE, NON EXCHANGEABLE. ALL SHOW DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

If you have any questions please call 949-496-8930 or email boxoffice@thecoachhouse.com to reach our box office directly and a representative will be able to assist you as soon as possible.