“If there was a band playing at the Sons of Anarchy clubhouse every Friday night, Katey Sagal and the Forest Rangers would have been that band,” says the show’s music supervisor and Emmy nominated songwriter and composer, Bob Thiele Jr.
After supplying the soulful musical narrative for seven highly successful seasons of the FX drama, Katey Sagal and the Forest Rangers are releasing their debut album, LAND HO! Co-produced by Thiele and Grammy Award winning producer/engineer Dave Way (Michael Jackson, Macy Gray, Ringo Starr), the album is as much a point of arrival as it is a point of departure for the band, which features some of L.A.’s finest working musicians. Recorded during the final season of Sons of Anarchy, the experience was especially meaningful for Thiele, who sings lead vocals on a number of its songs.
“In 1979, I had the idea to make a record as a solo artist. A few things happened along the way and that idea of mine was put on hold,” explains Thiele, who, much like his father legendary record producer Bob Thiele (John Coltrane, Gil Scot Heron, Buddy Holly), has spent the majority of his career on the other side of the vocal booth: producing, playing and writing.
Thanks to the popular Sons of Anarchy’s soundtracks (over 2 million downloads and over 250,000 CDs sold worldwide) a large and receptive audience was exposed to Katey Sagal and the Forest Ranger’s music, inspiring the band to crowd-fund their album, which was an innovative experience for Thiele, who spent some years working at the major labels as an A&R executive.
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