Following the acclaim of the Magnolia Films documentary, Immediate Family, the highly esteemed originators of classic rock return with their second album, Skin In The Game.
Renowned for their timeless rock and roll sound, the Immediate Family has released their second full-length album, Skin In The Game, which embodies power, precision, and introspection. The new album combines beautiful harmonies with a hint of R&B, infused with the classic rock essence that defines the band's unique style. Produced independently by the group, the album is made up of fourteen tracks which showcase the diverse musical talents of all five celebrated members.
The Immediate Family, a contemporary incarnation of the legendary studio ensemble known simply as "The Section," is comprised of Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland Sklar (bass), Russ Kunkel (drums), along with the addition of prominent touring session guitarist and songwriter Steve Postell (guitar and vocals). Their collaborative efforts, both in the studio and on stage, have left an indelible mark on rock music, with their work spanning across numerous albums from renowned artists such as Jackson Browne, James Taylor, and Linda Ronstadt, to name just a few.
The band's origins can be traced back to the early 1970s when Kortchmar, Sklar, and Kunkel formed three-quarters of the Section, celebrated for their contributions to both studio recordings and live performances in support of top-selling singer-songwriters and solo artists. Wachtel later joined the group in the mid-1970s, further enhancing their musical prowess. Together, these musicians have played a significant role in shaping the sound of their generation.
While initially known for their collaborations with rock icons like Keith Richards and Linda Ronstadt, the Immediate Family has since established themselves as a formidable band in their own right. Their extensive musical journey, spanning decades, is the subject of a recent documentary titled Immediate Family, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Denny Tedesco. The documentary explores the band members' rise to prominence and their collaborative endeavors throughout the 1970s and beyond, offering insights into their influential contributions to the history of rock music. Through exclusive interviews with band members and iconic musicians such as Carole King and Neil Young, the film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of music history.