In the early 1970s music scene of Southern California, you couldn’t get a better bunch of players than the four musicians who wold come to be known collectively as The Section. Together and on their own, guitarists Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar and Waddy Wachtel, bassist Leland Sklar and drummer extraordinaire Russ Kunkel played on a staggering number of recordings made in that era. And an astounding number of those songs would become hits.
Playing for and with the likes of Carole King, James Taylor, Stevie Nicks, Don Henley, Keith Richards, Linda Ronstadt and other well-known names, that tightly-knit group of musicians would be responsible for the sound of an era. And today those four are the core of a popular recording and performing unit, the Immediate Family.
Filmmaker Denny Tedesco (The Wrecking Crew) has dug into the collective history of these important musicians, and the result is a new motion picture documentary, Immediate Family. Drawing from archival footage and contemporary interview with the musicians (and the artists for whom they provided their expertise), Immediate Family fills in the blanks of an important – yet often overlooked part of American popular music history.
And a post-screening discussion led by author and music journalist Bill Kopp (that’s me) provides an opportunity to share thoughts and insight on the film.
WHAT: Music Movie Mondays Series: Immediate Family
Special screening + moderated discussion hosted by Bill Kopp
WHERE: Grail Movie House, 17 Foundy Street, Asheville
WHEN: Monday, Jan. 8 @ 7 p.m. / Tickets are $15 and likely to sell out!