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The Immediate Family Performs on TELEFUNKEN Soundstage

New Live EP & Videos Debuts May 13

The Immediate Family pictured at TELEFUNKEN’s Soundstage (L-R) Waddy Wachtel, Russ Kunkel, Danny Kortchmar, Leland Sklar, and Steve Postell. 
Photo by Lianna Pevar.
The Immediate Family pictured at TELEFUNKEN’s Soundstage (L-R) Waddy Wachtel, Russ Kunkel, Danny Kortchmar, Leland Sklar, and Steve Postell. Photo by Lianna Pevar.

South Windsor, CT, May 2022 – The Immediate Family, the rock supergroup of legendary session musicians, songwriters, and producers, stopped by and performed at TELEFUNKEN’s Connecticut headquarters during their recent nationwide tour. A six-song EP, “Live from Telefunken Soundstage,” is set to be released May 13 via Quarto Valley Records on all digital platforms. In conjunction with the EP, a rollout of videos will premiere on TELEFUNKEN’s “Live from The Lab”  YouTube video series.

Filmed in November 2021, the six-camera, six-song set was recorded to multitrack, featuring the original songs “Slippin and Slidin’,” “Divorced,” “Fair Warning,” and “House will Fall,” along with the perennial hits "Somebody's Baby" (a Danny Kortchmar/Jackson Browne collaboration) and “Dirty Laundry” (penned by Danny Kortchmar/Don Henley).

The Immediate Family is comprised of some 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 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 more.

Guitarist Steve Postell commented, “As an engineer and a studio owner, I'm extremely excited by equipment and gear. To see all those microphones and the intricate components was really exciting. It's a beautiful facility and they've made a great sound stage for full audio/video production. There may not be another place like that anywhere, really. We saw the gear, we put the mics up in the stands and sang into them that night for an all-in-one situation. Waddy Wachtel and I worked on the mix with the fine Telefunken production team.”

Before their performance, members of the band toured the TELEFUNKEN factory and warehouse to select some gear for their stage and studio work. Bassist Leland Sklar picked up a TDA-1 Direct Box; drummer Russ Kunkel now has an M82 dynamic mic for his kick drum and a M80–SH mic for his snare, and Danny Kortchmar has a TDP-1 Direct Box for his acoustic guitar and an M80 dynamic mic for his vocals.

Guitarist Steve Postell commented, “As an engineer and a studio owner, I'm extremely excited by equipment and gear. To see all those microphones and the intricate components was really exciting. It's a beautiful facility and they've made a great sound stage for full audio/video production. There may not be another place like that anywhere, really. We saw the gear, we put the mics up in the stands and sang into them that night for an all-in-one situation. Waddy Wachtel and I worked on the mix with the fine Telefunken production team.”

While at TELEFUNKEN, Postell cherry-picked two items, a vocal mic and a TD-1 direct box. “I take that M80 vocal mic with me everywhere I go now and a good solid direct box is perfect for my live acoustic guitar onstage. We’re using the new gear on stage now and also at my Katonah Studios where we do most of our recordings, along with Jackson Browne’s Groove Masters studio here in LA.

The band’s TELEFUNKEN performance was a benefit charity concert for AANE, the Asperger’s/AUTISM Network. The event was presented by local recording artist Alan Friedman, who is also a prominent entertainment CPA and managing partner of Friedman, Kannenberg & Company of Farmington, Connecticut. Friedman is a life-long guitarist and songwriter, and a founding member of the local rock band “The Accounting Crows.”

Wrapping up his experience at TELEFUNKEN, Postell said, “We had a great time at the factory and onstage. Founder Toni Fishman and his staff are really committed to what they're doing and carrying on a tradition of quality. Everybody was really warm and inviting to us and our friend Alan Venitosh put together a great benefit show with Alan Friedman and FKCO.

“Live from the Telefunken Soundstage” comes on the heels of the band’s recent self-titled album, which debuted at #6 on Billboard's Blues Chart and features the singles "Fair Warning" and “Divorced” preceded by the EP’s “Slippin’ and Slidin’” and “Can’t Stop Progress.The video will debut on May 13 here:

THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY
LIVE FROM TELEFUNKEN SOUNDSTAGE
NEW EP AVAILABLE ON MAY 13
THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY LIVE FROM TELEFUNKEN SOUNDSTAGE NEW EP AVAILABLE ON MAY 13

The live EP serves as a bridge to the band’s forthcoming second studio album on Quarto Valley Records and highly anticipated documentary, directed by Danny Tedesco (The Wrecking Crew).  The film is expected to be released later this year.

To learn more about the film, visit:

https://www.facebook.com/immediatefamilyfilm/

Visit The Immediate Family online:

Website: www.immediatefamilyband.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheImmedFamily/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/theimmedfamily

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theimmedfamily/

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 the mid-70s, they were later joined by Wachtel). Collectively, these musicians helped define the sound of a generation. https://www.immediatefamilyband.com/

The Immediate Family is signed with industry veterans David A. Helfant of Arpeggio Entertainment and Fred Croshal of Croshal Entertainment Group for personal management.

About Quarto Valley Records

Founded by tech entrepreneur Bruce Quarto, the California-based independent label Quarto Valley Records represents Rock, Blues, Jazz and Americana genres with an impressive artist roster featuring legacy musicians Paul Rodgers, Savoy Brown, and Edgar Winter – in addition to the legendary talent that comprises The Immediate Family, GRAMMY® award-winning producer, and percussionist Narada Michael Walden, blues-rock artist Sean Chambers, Wings member Denny Seiwell, the renowned and soulful Richard T. Bear, British Blues  band Bonham-Bullick and emerging Americana artist Dominic Quarto — https://quartovalleyrecords.com.

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