“The music documentary is about the backing band known as the Immediate Family, a unique group of iconic musicians who have played together for decades but never as their own band. Known for their long, illustrious careers backing up such Hall-of-Fame artists such as James Taylor, Keith Richards, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Carole King, Stevie Nicks and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, guitarists Danny Kortchmar and Waddy Wachtel, drummer Russ Kunkel, and bassist Leland Sklar have come together, along with guitarist Steve Postell, to perform their own songs as The Immediate Family, a band that can legitimately be called a supergroup.” —The Immediate Family, about the band
Stevie provides an interview about guitarist Waddy Wachtel, her longtime bandmate and friend whom she met in 1973. Here’s an excerpt of the interview:
“Waddy and I sometimes, I think we’re the same person, except from California and New York, because we are like two sides of a coin and that’s why we have been working together for so long I think. Because I would never want anybody else to be my musical director, or my lead guitarist, because Waddy makes me feel safe and always has in any situation, no matter how frightening the situation, as long as he’s standing next to me, I know I’m safe.” – Stevie Nicks
The accompanying documentary soundtrack includes “Leather and Lace,” Stevie’s 1981 duet with Don Henley, as well as archival footage of Stevie working with many of the artists featured in the film.
The documentary film is screening for a limited time in select theatres through November.