2022 (USA) 102 minutes

Directed by: Denny Tedesco

From Denny Tedesco, the award-winning director of The Wrecking Crew!, comes a new documentary charting the journey of a group of close friends who became the premiere studio band for the musical icons of the ’70s and beyond. They may not be as familiar as the stars they collaborated with, but you’ll find their names in the liner notes of many favorite albums of the singer-songwriter era. These five talented musicians — Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel, and Steve Postell — musically clicked together and became the coveted session players for a new generation of hitmakers. Interviewees include their collaborators James Taylor, Don Henley, Lyle Lovett, Jackson Browne, Phil Collins, Carole King, Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, Steve Jordan, and dozens more who take us behind the scenes on the songs that shaped an era. This is the up-close-and-personal story of the artists who shunned the spotlight but loved being on the road and in the studio with their heroes, steering the course of musical history to this day.

2023 Boulder International Film Festival – Best Documentary
2023 Calgary International Film Festival – Audience Award

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