The Immediate Family is currently in rehearsals in Los Angeles, preparing for their upcoming tour on the east coast. The band, featuring Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland Sklar (bass), Russ Kunkel (drums) and Steve Postell (guitar and vocals), brings together some of the most recorded, respected and sought-after players in modern music. Their work can be heard on albums from Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, Warren Zevon and many, many, many more.
They will be performing on Long Island, October 24 at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville, NY, followed by three nights, October 25-27, at the legendary Iridium in NYC, which they performed at last year to a sold-out crowd.
Fresh out of the studio working on the follow-up album to the acclaimed LP Honey Don’t Leave L.A., the Immediate Family’s set list will include new songs from the upcoming album, select cuts from Honey Don’t Leave L.A., as well as classic tracks penned by Kortchmar, such as Don Henley’s “Dirty Laundry,” “All She Wants to Do Is Dance” and “New York Minute,” and Jackson Browne’s “Somebody’s Baby” and “Shaky Town,” as well as “Werewolves of London,” which Waddy Wachtel co-wrote and produced with the late Warren Zevon.
“It’s always great coming back to the east coast and performing in New York,” stated Danny Kortchmar. “Our audiences have always been great, really responsive and appreciate our music. We are looking forward to seeing our friends and fans again and sharing some of our new tracks with them.”
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About The Immediate Family
Danny Kortchmar’s resume reads like a who’s-who of the music industry. A renowned guitarist, producer, songwriter, and session musician, he has played, produced, and written for James Taylor, Don Henley, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, and Jackson Browne, among many others. As a songwriter, Kortchmar has either 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.
Together, Kortchmar, Kunkel and Sklar 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. Collectively, The Section helped define the sound of a generation.
Also on guitar and vocals is legendary rock guitarist Waddy Wachtel, who has played with many of the same artists as Kortchmar, as well as artists like Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, 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. In addition to renowned session players Leland Sklar (Phil Collins, Warren Zevon, James Taylor) and Russ Kunkel (Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Carly Simon), The Immediate Family also includes Steve Postell on guitar and vocal. Postell is a seasoned touring and session player who has worked with David Crosby, Jennifer Warnes, John Oates, Robben Ford and many others.