LOS ANGELES, CA, April 3, 2020 — The Immediate Family, a rock band composed of longtime friends and legendary musicians Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland Sklar (bass), Russ Kunkel (drums) and Steve Postell (guitar and vocals), has had an eventful start of spring 2020, with a number of exciting developments for the Band.
Of particular note is the launch of Apple Music “On the Session” Playlists for each of the Band’s members. “On the Session” playlists spotlight hit songs that a particular player was featured on – in this case, all five members of The Immediate Family have been in-demand session players for decades, contributing to hit recordings by Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, Billy Joel, Carole King, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Warren Zevon, Graham Nash, David Crosby and many more. These playlists are a great opportunity to track the history of American rock, pop and singer-songwriter through the lens of these key contributors. The playlists launch on April 3, with regular updates to be added in the future. Visit the individual playlists here:
Additionally, production continues on the upcoming documentary TheImmediate Family, filmmaker Denny Tedesco’s exploration of the group’s rich history, which also serves as the follow-up to his acclaimed feature The Wrecking Crew, which spotlighted an earlier group of Los Angeles studio pros.
The Immediate Family has recently been signed to California-based record label Quarto Valley Records in a multi-album record deal. The label will serve as the home for the band’s next studio album, with new music out this fall.
Stay tuned for more developments from The Immediate Family.
Visit The Immediate Family online:
View EPK here: http://bit.ly/2LJHbzP
Immediate Family documentary Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/immediatefamilyfilm/
About The Immediate Family
The Immediate Family (the modern iteration of a legendary studio ensemble known as “The Section”) is a rock and roll band composed of five of the most recorded, respected and sought-after players in modern music: Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland Sklar (bass), Russ Kunkel (drums) and Steve Postell (guitar and vocals). Frequent collaborators both in the studio and on-stage since the early 70s, their work can be heard on albums from Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, Warren Zevon, Graham Nash, David Crosby and many, many, many more. Kortchmar, Sklar and Kunkel made up three-quarters of The Section, best known for both their studio and live work in support of some of the top selling singer/songwriters and solo singers in the history of music, as well as their own acclaimed instrumental albums. (They were later joined by Wachtel). Collectively, The Section helped define the sound of a generation.
Danny Kortchmar’s credits as guitarist, producer, songwriter, and session musician include work with James Taylor, Don Henley, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, and Jackson Browne, among many others. As a songwriter, Kortchmar has both written alone or collaborated with numerous artists, penning indelible tracks such as Don Henley’s “Dirty Laundry,” “All She Wants to Do Is Dance,” and “New York Minute,” as well as Jackson Browne’s “Somebody’s Baby” and “Shaky Town,” to name a few.
Legendary guitarist, producer and songwriter Waddy Wachtel has played with many of the same artists as Kortchmar, as well as artists like the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, Bryan Ferry and the late Warren Zevon, with whom he co-wrote and produced a number of hit songs including “Werewolves of London,” which The Immediate Family has included in their set list. Wachtel’s production work includes Bryan Ferry and The Church, and he has composed numerous scores for feature films.
Leland Sklar has performed in the studio and on tour with Phil Collins, James Taylor, Toto and Billy Cobham, to name a few. Actually, Sklar has the most credits of any of the members of The Immediate Family, having worked on over 2,600 albums.
Russ Kunkel’s credits include Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Carly Simon and dozens more. He has created and co-produced film scores for Mike Nichols’ Heartburn, Joyce Chopra’s Smooth Talk and New World Films’ Certain Fury. Production work includes Clannad, Jimmy Buffett, The Derek Trucks Band, Dan Fogelberg, Aaron Neville and others.
Postell is a seasoned touring and session player who has worked with David Crosby, Jennifer Warnes, Michael McDonald, John Oates, Robben Ford and many others. He also recorded and mixed the final performances of Ravi Shankar. He has released several solo records, including the critically acclaimed Time Still Knockin’ on Immergent Records.
The Immediate Family is signed with industry veterans David A. Helfant of Arpeggio Entertainment and Fred Croshal of Croshal Entertainment Group for personal management.
About Quarto Valley Records
Founded by tech entrepreneur Bruce Quarto, the California-based independent label Quarto Valley Records represents the diverse genres of Icons, Rock, Blues and Jazz along with an impressive roster of legacy artists and emerging talent including Paul Rodgers, Savoy Brown, Edgar Winter, Deborah Bonham, The Immediate Family, Narada Michael Walden, Denny Seiwell, Richard T. Bear, Texas Scratch and Dominic Quarto.
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Photo Caption 1: The Immediate Family. Pictured L-R: Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar and Steve Postell.