Jun 9 2022
Danny Kortchmar on his work with Carole King, Jackson Browne, Don Henley, The Immediate Family and more
My Rock Moment sits down with the legendary Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar. Originally from New York, Danny moved to LA in the 60s, settled in Laurel Canyon and made his mark in the LA music scene. Even if you aren't familiar with his name, chances are his work has had a prominent place in your rock playlists.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. Danny is now with The Immediate Family (the modern iteration of a legendary studio ensemble known as “The Section”), 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).The Immediate Family had a new EP Live From Telefunken Soundstage come out on May 13. This is a bridge release to the band’s forthcoming second full-length studio album and anticipated documentary, directed by Danny Tedesco (The Wrecking Crew). The film is expected to be released later this year. We cover quite a bit of ground in this episode, but check out their website below to learn more about this iconic band of musicians, listen to their latest work and get information on show dates later in the year: don't forget to RATE and SUBSCRIBE anywhere you listen to podcasts. And if you're a fan of Instagram, follow me @la_woman_rocks for rarely seen classic rock photography and info on upcoming episodes!