Jul 23, 2021
On this interview, Danny Kortchmar opens up about moving to LA from NYC, his first session (with Carole King & Gerry Goffin), cool stories about working with James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Don Henley, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Harry Nilsson & John Lennon, Neil Young, Keith Moon, Steve Cropper, Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar… Jim Keltner's huge influence on him (and many others), his top 3 studio and touring experiences, the one gig he HAD to bail out of, seeing John Coltrane, James Brown, Otis Redding & Peter Gabriel in concert, producing Don Henley & Billy Joel (and dismissing Joel’s band for the record), movies, books, politics, sex & more!
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For over 50 years, Danny Kortchmar’s been a successful LA touring and session guitarist, producing, playing or touring with James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Carole King, David Crosby & Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Bill Wyman, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon, Sam & Dave, Ringo Starr, The Pointer Sisters, Bonnie Raitt, Steve Cropper, Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bob Seger, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, The Monkees, Beach Boys, Toto, Robben Ford & hundreds of others. Danny wrote Don Henley’s All She Wants To Do Is Dance, and co-wrote Henley’s New York Minute
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