LOS ANGELES, CA, December 29, 2020 — Quarto Valley Records (QVR) recording artist 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 a featured guest on a special New Year’s Day broadcast of Jim Ladd’s Sirius XM program on “Deep Tracks”/Channel 27. The show will feature the legendary DJ Jim Ladd spinning tunes from the best of classic rock, along with interviews from The Immediate Family, David Crosby and Jackson Browne. The four-hour program will air Jan. 1 at 5 pm EST (2 pm PST).
Jim Ladd remarks, “I can’t wait for the New Year’s Day broadcast, which we’ve been working hard on already. The guys in The Immediate Family are all great guests because they have great stories and senses of humor that result in a really fun interview. It’s a treat to get to talk to them, and I look forward to sharing it with our listeners on New Year’s Day.”
The appearance on the program caps an eventful and productive year for The Immediate Family, including the release of the band’s highly acclaimed debut EP Slippin’ And Slidin’, whichentered the Billboard Blues Chart at No. 6 and included multiple successful singles, as well as performing several virtual shows and online fundraisers. QVR signed The Immediate Family to a multi-album deal and, along with another EP and full-length album coming out next year, a Denny Tedesco documentary about their iconic careers is also in the queue for release in 2021, featuring interviews with some of the biggest names in rock and roll.
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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: Pictured L-R: Russ Kunkel, Waddy Wachtel, Danny Kortchmar, Leland Sklar and Steve Postell. Photo by 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 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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