LOS ANGELES, CA, October 16, 2020 — Quarto Valley Records recording artists The Immediate Family, a rock & roll 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), have released their new EP and first U.S. release, Slippin’ And Slidin’, available today. The band partnered with American Songwriter Magazine to premiere the EP; visit the featurette here. To celebrate the release of Slippin’ and Slidin’, the band is performing live on StageIt.com on October 17 at 6 p.m. EDT – tickets are currently available for $15. RSVP and purchase your ticket at http://stageit.com/TIFAdmin/88918.
Slippin’ and Slidin’ features some of the group’s most well-known songs, including “New York Minute” and a live version of “Werewolves of London,” both of which were co-written by members of the group. The EP’s title track, “Slippin’ And Slidin’,” was released as a single in September, and music video for the song also premiered online via Uncut Magazine. The first single from the EP, “Cruel Twist,” was released in June and premiered via Rolling Stone. “Top of the Rock” rounds out the track list.
Commenting on the EP, Mojo Magazine notes, “It’s pure rock’n’roll by a band of assassins who aim to groove and never miss their target.” “…a collection that rock guitar connoisseurs will savor.”
The Immediate Family, which was formed approximately two years ago, has been performing live and has released new music in Japan, Asia and the U.S. QVR signed The Immediate Family to a multi-album deal, with more music coming in early 2021. A Denny Tedesco documentary about their iconic careers is also in the queue for release in 2021.
Slippin’ And Slidin’ streaming and purchase links:
Overall page: https://smarturl.it/SlippinandSlidinTIF
Apple Music: https://smarturl.it/SlippinandSlidinTIF/applemusic
Amazon Music: https://smarturl.it/SlippinandSlidinTIF/amazon
Visit The Immediate Family online:
Band home page: https://www.immediatefamilyband.com/
Immediate Family documentary Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/immediatefamilyfilm/
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Photo Caption 1: Cover art for “Slippin’ And Slidin’” by The Immediate Family. Photo credit: Rob Shanahan
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Photo Caption 2: Quarto Valley Records (QVR) recording artists The Immediate Family will be performing live on the web platform StageIt on Saturday, October 17, 2020. The performance will commemorate the release of the band’s EP, Slippin’ And Slidin’, which will be released the previous day on October 16. Photo Credit: Rob Shanahan
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 four 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 the addition of prominent touring, session guitarist and songwriter Steve Postell (guitar and vocals). Frequent collaborators both in the studio and on-stage, their work can be heard on albums from Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, Warren Zevon, Graham Nash, Neil Young, David Crosby and many, many, many more. Kortchmar, Sklar and Kunkel have worked together since the early 70s and 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. (By mid 70s, they were later joined by Wachtel). Collectively, these musicians 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, Jackson Browne and Billy Joel, 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 worked with many of the same artists as Kortchmar, as well as artists like the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, Randy Newman, 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 Keith Richards, Bryan Ferry, George Thorogood 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, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, Lyle Lovett 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.
Steve 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 recorded and mixed the final 3 performances of Ravi Shankar, and has scored films including “Dying To Know” about Timothy Leary & Ram Dass and narrated by Robert Redford. 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 Rock, Blues, Jazz and Americana genres with an impressive artist roster featuring legacy musicians Paul Rodgers, Savoy Brown and Edgar Winter – in addition to the legendary talent that comprises The Immediate Family, GRAMMY® award-winning producer and percussionist Narada Michael Walden, Wings member Denny Seiwell, the renowned and soulful Richard T. Bear, British Blues sensation Deborah Bonham and emerging Americana artist Dominic Quarto — https://quartovalleyrecords.com
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