Actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal announced the release of her new album, Covered, on Entertainment One Music for Nov. 12, 2013. Covered is Sagal’s first studio album in nine years and features a duet with Jackson Browne on Steve Earle’s heartbreaking song “Goodbye.” The album also features covers of songs by noted songwriters Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell, Ron Sexsmith, Tom Petty, Ryan Adams and more.
Although widely known these days for her multi-faceted role as Gemma Teller Morrow on the FX series “Sons of Anarchy,” Sagal has had a long musical career in addition to her acting career. She has sung backup vocals for Bette Midler, Bob Dylan, Tanya Tucker, Gene Simmons and others. Sagal has released two solo albums to date, 1994’s Well…. and 2004’s Room. She has also contributed music to the “Sons of Anarchy” soundtrack.
Sagal says about the album, “Covered is my third solo record. My two previous records were mostly original compositions. This one is not. I was tired of waiting for myself to write, and anxious to make another album.”
On Covered, Sagal is joined by The Forest Rangers, the “house band” of “Sons of Anarchy,” led by the show’s music supervisor and musical director Bob Thiele. Thiele, along with noted songwriter Tonio K, also composed the one original composition on Covered, titled “Follow the River.”
Sagal adds, “Covered is the combined effort of Bob and myself, discovering and interpreting an eclectic mix of music that I connected with. Some of the songs reflect on my younger life, and some from music I listen to now…material from Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, Steve Earle, etc. All have personal meaning and reason for me to want to sing them.”