The Immediate Family To Play Gulfstream
August 12, 2021
Gulfstream Park announced today, that The Immediate Family, featuring a group of iconic musicians who have recorded, performed and written with everyone from Keith Richards to Don Henley, Phil Collins, Toto, Carole King and James Taylor, will perform on Sunday, February 20th, 2022 at the Sports of Kings Theater.
The Immediate Family, which consists of the industry’s most in-demand session players, backing musicians and songwriters, are: Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals) Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Russ Kunkel (drums), Leland Sklar (bass) and Steve Postell (guitar and vocals). The five members, carry on the tradition of The Wrecking Crew and The Funk Brothers, in collectively and separately, being part of thousands of classic albums, released over the last 50 years.
After releasing two EP’s last year, including: Slippin and Slidin,’ which debuted at No. 6 on Billboard’s Blues Chart, The Immediate Family’s first full-length album will be released on August 27th. The album will include: A rendition of Wachtel’s and Warren Zevon’s “Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead,” along with two live bonus tracks of Zevon’s “Johnny Strikes Up the Band” and the Kortchmar/Jackson Browne collaboration of: “Somebody’s Baby.”
The Immediate Family members have worked with a who’s who, of Hall of Fame musicians, including: Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Toto, Don Henley, Jimmy Buffett, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Dylan, Carly Simon, Ronnie Wood, Phil Collins, Warren Zevon, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel and George Strait, to name a handful.
“We are very proud of the people we’ve gotten to work with, but we’re also thrilled to be playing our own music,” Kortchmar said.
Wachtel concurs: “For it to be the four of us – these brothers that I’ve had for all these years – digging it the way we do and for people liking it, is more than a dream come true. I didn’t see this coming and now, I can’t imagine it, having not happened.”
Leland Sklar served as the de facto house band of Asylum Records and was one of the progenitors of the soft rock sound, prevalent on top-40 radio in the 1970s and 1980s. Both in The Section and separately, Lee Sklar has contributed to over 2,000 albums, as a session musician. He also has toured with James Taylor, Toto, Phil Collins and other major rock and pop acts, has recorded many soundtracks to films and television shows. Tickets for this extraordinary evening, are on sale at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/161143467449