The Immediate Family
Presented by My Father’s Place
The Immediate Family began as a studio project in 2018 when Danny Kortchmar was recording his solo album, Honey Don’t Leave L.A., for Vivid Records in Japan. He called on his friends and secured featured guest performances by artists he has worked with like James Taylor, Jackson Browne, David Crosby and Michael McDonald.
Danny played guitar and sang lead vocals on the release. On guitar and vocals was legendary rock and roll session guitarist Waddy Wachtel, who has played with many of the same artists, including collaborating for many years with Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, and the late Warren Zevon, with whom he co-wrote and produced a number of hits.
The band also included one of the most recorded and revered rhythm sections in the world – Leland Sklar (Phil Collins, Warren Zevon, James Taylor) on bass and Russ Kunkel (Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Carly Simon) on drums, who have played on close to 5,000 records, many of them classics in the rock and roll pantheon. The Immediate Family also includes Steve Postell on guitar and vocals. Postell is a seasoned touring and session player who has worked with David Crosby, Jennifer Warnes, John Oates, Robben Ford and many others.