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Everyone Loves Guitar

We sit down and talk with interesting professional guitar players, and find out what makes them tick. Uncover the backstory behind your favorite guitar players and behind the "sidemen" who make the wheels spin for artists worldwide. If you love guitar, stick around… you’re in the right place.

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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