Best known for their studio and stage work in support of some of the bestselling singer-songwriters and solo singers of the 1970s, studio musicians Leland Sklar, Danny Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel, Steve Postell, and Waddy Wachtel are “The Immediate Family.”
As some of the most recorded, respected, and sought-after musicians in modern music, they are integral parts of the soundtrack of a beloved era in the history of American music. Immediate Family tracks their lives from their start as studio musicians in the 1960s through their rise to stardom, shaping the sound of a generation. Featured in this documentary alongside “The Immediate Family” are some of their most iconic collaborators: James Taylor, Don Henley, Lyle Lovett, Jackson Browne, Phil Collins, Carole King, Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, and more.
Discussion with director Denny Tedesco and film subject Russ Kunkel, moderated by Robert Dunnenberger (VAFF).
Friday, October 27
Violet Crown 3
Director: Denny Tedesco
Runtime: 102 min.
Denny Tedesco directed the music documentary The Wrecking Crew and its award-winning follow-up, Immediate Family, among a variety of other notable projects.
Russ Kunkel is an acclaimed drummer, producer, and songwriter. His collaborators have included music legends James Taylor, Carole King, Stevie Nicks, George Harrison, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, and many others.