New EP from The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell) Coming 4/23


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You Can’t Stop Progress — and that’s precisely the motivation behind a new EP from The Immediate Family, a bona fide rock and roll supergroup featuring Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland Sklar (bass), Russ Kunkel (drums) and Steve Postell (guitar and vocals).

The appropriately titled new batch of songs will be released on April 23 via Quarto Valley Records. Featuring five original new songs, the EP is a bridge to the group’s planned full-length debut record. The title track will premiere on March 26.

Once released, Can’t Stop Progress will be the follow-up to the Slippin’ & Slidin’ EP, which was released in mid-October and featured songs including an updated version of Don Henley’s 1990 solo hit “New York Minute,” which was co-written by Kortchmar:

Click here to pick up a copy of the Slippin’ & Slidin’ EP from our Rock Cellar Store. 

For some additional background on the Immediate Family, the rock and roll resume of the group is eye-popping:

The band is the evolution of a lifetime of friendship of playing music together: it began in the 1970s as a collective of studio and live musicians known as “The Section,” best known for both their 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. Collectively, Kortchmar, Sklar, Kunkel and Waddy Wachtel are four of the most recorded, respected & sought-after musicians in modern music and helped define the sound of a generation by supporting many of the most iconic artists of the last five decades, including James Taylor, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Keith Richards, Neil Young, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Don Henley, Phil Collins, Bonnie Raitt, Warren Zevon, Stevie Nicks, Bryan Ferry, Lyle Lovett and Jimmy Buffett – as well as producers Lou Adler and Peter Asher.

With the addition of touring/session guitarist/songwriter/producer Steve Postell (who joined in 2018), the quintet of seasoned music industry veterans has been working on an as-yet untitled studio album that, when released, will be the group’s first U.S. release after the record Honey, Don’t Leave L.A., which was released in Japan.

In addition to the new musical activity, the Immediate Family will also be the focus of a new documentary film from Denny Tedesco as the follow-up to Tedesco’s acclaimed documentary on The Wrecking Crew.


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