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The Reluctant Apostles Featuring Katey Sagal

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The Reluctant Apostles Featuring Katey Sagal
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Published : Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | 12:52 PM

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On Saturday, August 19, former TV mom Katey Sagal will bring her musical side to the Levitt Pavilion singing Americana/Rock music.

Katie Sagal is best known for her role as Peggy Bundy, Al’s sarcastic, lazy, bon bon-eating wife, on “Married … with Children”, and for her role as Gemma Teller Morrow on the FX series Sons of Anarchy, for which she won a Golden Globe in 2011.

But long before Katey Sagal was out-Lady Macbething Lady Macbeth on Sons of Anarchy, she was an aspiring singer. During the Seventies and Eighties, she sang backup for an eclectic mix of artists, from Olivia Newton-John and Etta James to Molly Hatchet and Tanya Tucker. She even wore mermaid fins for Bette Midler as a member of Midler’s backup group ‘The Harlettes’, and helped make Gene Simmons’ 1978 solo album a little less cringe-worthy.

Later, she had her own band, the Group With No Name, which didn’t last long but lives forever on YouTube (one of the videos features a mind-blowing flute solo that’d make Ron Burgundy proud.). A few solo albums followed over the years – including some choice cuts on the Sons of Anarchy soundtrack – but her music has always been eclipsed by her acting career.

With the support of record label Valley Entertainment, she released her album, “room” in 2004, the first record for Sagal since her 1994 debut, “Well…”

On “Covered”, Sagal’s 2013 release, the Sons of Anarchy star takes on songs by Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, Gillian Welch, Joni Mitchell and more, features a duet with Jackson Browne, and reimagines Tom Petty’s 1989 classic “Free Fallin’.” There’s something sublime about hearing the baddest biker chick on TV belt out Tom Petty’s “Free Falling.”

Sagal performs beginning 8:00 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion, located in Memorial Park, 85 E. Holly Street, Pasadena. For more information call (626) 683-3225 or visit http://www.levittpavilionpasadena.org.

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