LOS ANGELES, CA, October 5, 2020 — Quarto Valley Records (QVR) 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), 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 (now available for pre-order).
“Early bird” tickets are available through October 11 for $10, and tickets from October 12 until the day of the show will be $15. RSVP and purchase your ticket at http://stageit.com/TIFAdmin/88918.
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The EP will feature 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 . “Slippin’ And Slidin’” is the band’s second single of new music released in the U.S., Europe and South America (following the June release of the acclaimed cut “Cruel Twist”). More new music will be coming out in early 2021 on QVR.
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 and will be releasing the Slippin’ And Slidin’ EP on October 16. The five-song collection will give fans a deeper look into the music of this rock and roll powerhouse. A Denny Tedesco documentary about their iconic careers is also in the queue for release in 2021.
Visit The Immediate Family online:
Band home page: https://www.immediatefamilyband.com/
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 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 the diverse genres 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 and Dominic Quarto. https://quartovalleyrecords.com
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Photo Caption 1: 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