Friday 6/26: Watch a Live-Stream Gig from The Immediate Family (Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel/Leland Sklar/Russ Kunkel/Steve Postell

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This Friday, June 26, The Immediate Family — a who’s-who of music industry legends involving Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland Sklar (bass), Russ Kunkel (drums) and Steve Postell (guitar and vocals) — will play a special live stream concert online.

The gig will be free to stream and will find the supergroup performing from the Coach House Concert Hall in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. The concert performance, the band’s first together since before the COVID-19 pandemic, will go live at 9:30 p.m. EDT/6:30 p.m. PDT at

“This will be our first time performing together since COVID-19 nearly wiped out live music! My brothers in the band couldn’t be more thrilled to be back together again on one stage playing for the fans. Unfortunately, it’s still not safe for a crowd to join us in person, but that’s why we’re live-streaming the show for everyone who wants to be a part of it,” said Kortchmar in a statement.

On Saturday, June 27, Sweetwater Virtual GearFest will feature a stream of the band in a performance workshop recorded earlier. The Immediate Family will play three songs and discuss the creation of each song during that show — click here for additional details.

The Immediate Family recently premiered a new single, “Cruel Twist,” which you can listen to below:

Some more on the eye-popping musical resumes of these rockers:

The band is the evolution of a lifetime of friendship of playing music together: it began in the 1970s as a collective of studio and live musicians known as “The Section,” best known for both their 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. Collectively, these musicians helped define the sound of a generation by supporting many of the most iconic artists of the last five decades, including James Taylor, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Keith Richards, Neil Young, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Don Henley, Phil Collins, Bonnie Raitt, Warren Zevon, Stevie Nicks, Bryan Ferry, Lyle Lovett and Jimmy Buffett – and as well as for producers Lou Adler and Peter Asher. 

The quintet of seasoned music industry veterans has been working on an as-yet untitled studio album that, when released, will be the group’s first U.S. release, after the record Honey, Don’t Leave L.A., which was released in Japan.

In addition to the new musical activity, the Immediate Family will also be the focus of a new documentary film from Denny Tedesco as the follow-up to Tedesco’s acclaimed documentary on The Wrecking Crew.

The Immediate Family were kind enough to contribute a video to our All Together Now! online concert/telethon for COVID-19 relief in the Los Angeles area back on April 25 … and their submission, a cover of Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London,” was a treat:

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