This weekend, Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station Lt. Angela Shepherd was in town to work a different beat — on stage, behind a microphone.
Shepherd is lead singer and front woman for The Mixx, a five-piece rock ’n’ roll band that performed classic rock tunes and other popular favorites on Sunday as part of the annual Music in the Park free concert series at Memorial Park in La Cañada Flintridge.
Music in the Park is sponsored by the city and the La Cañada Valley Sun. Performances continue from 6 to 8 p.m. Sundays each weekend through Aug. 28.
A crowd of approximately 200 people lounged, picnicked or even got up to dance as Shepherd and her bandmates cranked out lively versions of hits from performers such as the Doobie Brothers, the Pretenders, Peter Frampton, Jefferson Airplane, the Eagles and Guns N’ Roses.
Shepherd, who first explored her musical talents on stage during student plays at Reseda High School, has a strong, soulful voice and makes for a lively band leader — clapping, dancing and running on and off the gazebo stage to keep the crowd’s energy high.