Via Goldmine, The Immediate Family premiere's a new video from the band's current single "3:45 Comin’ Through" from the new EP Can't Stop Progress via Quarto Valley Records. The new EP, produced by The Immediate Family, is the follow-up release to the band’s 2020 U.S. EP debut Slippin’ and Slidin’.
Immediate Family's guitarist Steve Postell says this about "3:45 Coming Through": "What could give you the blues more than thinking about a lost love as a train rolls by at 3:45am? That’s what I was thinking when I wrote '3:45 Coming Through,' and I’m thrilled that the band could finally get together in person to make the video for this tune which we release as our next single.”
Directed by Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel & Steve Postell
Filmed by Gregory Er, Tim Wakefied, Christopher Jaros, Truth Collins, Alf Jr. & Alert The Globe
Edited by Michael Perlmutter
Filmed at Revolver Studio
Songwriter: Steve Postell
Cover art photographed by: Alan Kozlowski
About The Immediate Family
The Immediate Family (the modern iteration of a legendary studio ensemble known as “The Section”) is a rock and roll band composed of four of the most recorded, respected and sought-after players in modern music: Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland Sklar (bass), Russ Kunkel (drums) and the addition of prominent touring, session guitarist and songwriter Steve Postell (guitar and vocals). Frequent collaborators both in the studio and on stage, their work can be heard on albums from Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, Warren Zevon, Graham Nash, Neil Young, David Crosby and many, many, many more. Kortchmar, Sklar and Kunkel have worked together since the early '70s and 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, as well as their own acclaimed instrumental albums. (By mid-'70s, they were later joined by Wachtel). Collectively, these musicians helped define the sound of a generation.
Danny Kortchmar’s credits as guitarist, producer, songwriter, and session musician include work with James Taylor, Don Henley, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne and Billy Joel, among many others. As a songwriter, Kortchmar has both 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.
Guitarist, producer and songwriter Waddy Wachtel has worked with many of the same artists as Kortchmar, as well as artists like the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, Randy Newman, Bryan Ferry and the late Warren Zevon, with whom he co-wrote and produced many hit songs including “Werewolves of London,” which The Immediate Family has included in their setlist. Wachtel’s production work includes Keith Richards, Bryan Ferry, George Thorogood, and The Church, and he has composed numerous scores for feature films.
Leland Sklar has performed in the studio and on tour with Phil Collins, James Taylor, Toto and Billy Cobham, to name a few. Actually, Sklar has the most credits of any of The Immediate Family members, having worked on over 2,600 albums.
Russ Kunkel’s credits include Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, Lyle Lovett and dozens more. He has created and co-produced film scores for Mike Nichols’ Heartburn, Joyce Chopra’s Smooth Talk and New World Films’ Certain Fury. Production work includes Clannad, Jimmy Buffett, The Derek Trucks Band, Dan Fogelberg, Aaron Neville and others.
Steve Postell is a seasoned touring and session player who has worked with David Crosby, Jennifer Warnes, Michael McDonald, John Oates, Robben Ford and many others. He recorded and mixed the final 3 performances of Ravi Shankar and has scored films including “Dying To Know” about Timothy Leary & Ram Dass and narrated by Robert Redford. He has released several solo records, including the critically acclaimed “Time Still Knockin’” on Immergent Records.
The Immediate Family will be releasing a full-length album in early Fall followed by a documentary directed by filmmaker Denny Tedesco (The Wrecking Crew) focusing on bandmates, Kootch, Leland Sklar, Waddy Watchel, Russ Kunkel — from their early start as “The Section” to the trajectory each member has taken in their career leading them to forming The Immediate Family.
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