Saturday, May 10, 2008

Sassy, Sexy, Sensational!

In the last week I have had the pleasure of seeing two amazing performances at the Rrazz Room in San Fancisco by two ladies you may not expect this from. The first was from Katey Sagal, of 'Married with Children' fame. What you may not know is that she started as a singer, and fell into acting. Sagal has sung back up for Tanya Tucker, Olivia Newton-John, Bob Dylan and most notable, was one of Bette Midler's Harlette's. Miss Sagal not only sings, but also writes some of her own material. I don't know what I enjoyed more, her singing or her rapport with the audience. The intimate setting was the perfect venue for Miss Sagal's pristine vocals and her connection with the audience. She sang a Bob Dylan song that moved me to tears (sorry, I'm not a Bob Dylan fan so I don't know the name of the song) and told some funny stories from her childhood and early career, most enjoyable was the one about Judy Garland. Miss Sagal sang like a song bird, and threw out the one-liners like a top rate comedienne. After the show she signed a CD and posed with us for photographs.

The second, even more mind blowing, was the performance by Lynda Carter, another singer who got distracted by acting. Lynda Carter blew me away with her amazing voice and her stage presence. Her take on "Crazy" rivaled that of Patys Cline's. She sang a song that she wrote, put her mark on many standards and never stopped wowing the Rrazz Room guests. Her show ran smoothly, and her voice flawless. She came out looking as gorgeous as ever with those sparkling blue eyes. Miss Carter touched both John and I twice, once as she entered and once during her encore. She didn't do a meet and greet afterwards, but she touched, hugged and hi-five'd the crowd during her entrance and exits. You must go see her show when she's around again, and be prepared for a real treat!! This is one of the best shows I've ever seen!

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