Amy Ray Tour Schedule
American folk rock would never be the same after 1981 when Amy Ray and Emily Saliers began
making music together. Four years later the duo would adopt the name Indigo Girls and eventually go on to superstardom beyond
just the folk rock niche. In 2001 Amy Ray released her first solo albums and in the years since has offered up solo material
that ranges from punk rock to indie rock to folk. If you are looking to see one of the best singer songwriters of the past
thirty-plus years look no further than an Amy Ray show.
On January 26, 2014 Amy Ray will be making a much welcomed homecoming
when she performs at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, Georgia. Longtime fans of Amy's work either as a solo artist or as one
half of the Indigo Girls will be thrilled to have the chance to see Amy Ray performing at one of Atlanta's finest venues.
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled and check back in on StubHub to see when the next big Amy Ray show will be and to find out
when she will be performing in your town.
About the Artist
Since she started performing with Emily Saliers
as the Indigo Girls nearly three decades ago, Amy Saliers has gone on to become one of the distinct voices in folk and pop
music and has been known not only for her beautiful harmonies, lyricism, and songwriting skills but also for being outspoken
with her political views as well as being deeply involved in charity causes. She makes strong stances on behalf of women's
rights, gay rights, environmental protection, indigenous rights, gun control, and being against the death penalty. Additionally
she does what she can to promote and help up and coming musicians and bands. In doing so she started her own music label,
Daemon Records which is based in Decatur, Georgia. In addiiton to her musical output with the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray has released
four studio albums and two live albums as a solo artist, most recently 2012's Lung of Love.
1988 Indigo Girls signed to Epic Records and released their self-titled major label debut. This would make Amy Ray and Emily
Saliers household names with the success of their hit single Closer to Fine which appeared on the album and reached number
52 on the pop music charts and number 26 on the modern rock charts. The album earned them a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk
Album and from there the duo continued on to bigger and better things. It was in 2001 that Amy Ray finally decided to record
a solo album, the punk influenced Stag. Her solo career has really taken off with the release of subsequent albums all of
which have allowed Amy Ray to show other sides of her musical influences ranging form punk to Southern rock to indie rock
You have been waiting for months for this night to come and finally as the
lights lower you begin to see Amy Ray taking the stagethe stage. The crowd erupts in applause as Amy picks up her guitar and
approaches the mic. A hush falls over the crowd as Amy thanks them and launches into a fan favorite like On Your Honor, Hey
Castrator, or Lucy Stoners. The crowd once again erupts and sings and dances along to hits throughout the night. Always one
to surprise the crowd, perhaps Amy Ray sprinkles in some new songs throughout the set, or decides to play some Indigo Girls
hits like Closer to Fine. This is your chance to see one half of the Indigo Girls in a more intimate setting playing songs
you would not usually get to hear her play at the typical Indigo Girls show and she definitely exceeds expectations. Whether
as part of the Indigo Girls or as a solo artist Amy Ray has an ability to connect with the audience and seduce with her voice
that is not always found in modern pop music. Do not miss the chance to see Amy Ray when she hits your town.
Ray and Emily Saliers were high school classmates and began paying music together while in school. However, after high school
the two went to different colleges and it was not until they both reunited at Emory University in Atlanta that they began
performing together again under the name Indigo Girls. Amy Ray's first solo album Stag was recorded with the help of punk
band The Butchies. Amy Ray, Emily Saliers, and Winona LaDuke founded Honor the Earth in 1993, a charity devoted to helping
Native American causes and with the goal of helping Native American issues find a voice and get more attention nationwide
as well as worldwide. Joan Jett sang backup vocals on the song Hey Castrator which appeared on Amy's first solo album.