To celebrate the release of their highly anticipated full-length, self-titled album in the U.S., the GRAMMY Museum hosted a special album listening party with The Immediate Family on August 26, 2021, the evening before their new album was released. Hosted by Scott Goldman in the GRAMMY Museum’s Clive Davis Theater, fans listened to each new song from the album, played track-by-track, as the band shared stories and insight into the making of each recording.
The Immediate Family (the modern iteration of a legendary studio ensemble known as “The Section”) is a rock and roll band composed 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 more. Now operating as their own band, The Immediate Family, continues to write and record new original music and perform together live.
The Immediate Family’s new self-titled album was released on August 27 via Quarto Valley Records. Produced by the band, the new album features twelve original songs, plus two bonus tracks: live versions of the Danny Kortchmar/Jackson Browne collaboration “Somebody’s Baby” and Warren Zevon’s “Johnny Strikes Up the Band.” The first single/video, “Fair Warning,” was released July 30. The album comes on the heels of two previously released EPs, Slippin and Slidin’ (which debuted at #6 on Billboard’s Blue Chart) and Can’t Stop Progress.