The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell): New EP Out 10/16, Live Stream Gig 10/17


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This upcoming weekend is a big one for The Immediate Family, a venerable who’s-who of music industry legends involving Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland Sklar (bass), Russ Kunkel (drums) and Steve Postell (guitar and vocals).

On Friday, the group will release a new EP, Slippin’ & Slidin’, a new set of tunes from the group that was previewed recently with the title track:

Click here to pre-order the EP from our Rock Cellar Store.

To celebrate the release of the EP, the Immediate Family will host a live stream gig on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 3 p.m. PT, streaming a live performance via StageIt. This will serve as the band’s “release party” for the EP, and ticket information to access the stream can be found by clicking here.

Additional details about the Slippin’ & Slidin’ EP:

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. “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 Quarto Valley Records. 

As for 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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