Indigo Girls Schedule
They may have emerged in the late '80s as part of the folk music revival period, but the
Indigo Girls have proven they possess timeless qualities to give them some longevity while other artists from that era faded
into the background. The blend of their two distinctive dispositions and songwriting approaches boast an interesting balance.
Saliers was known for her mellow sound and complex music, and was inclined to be drawn to the spiritual and intangible. On
the other hand, Amy Ray tapped into punk rock, drawing inspirations from Husker Du, the Pretenders and the Jam. Despite their
different approaches, the Indigo Girls have managed to transcend three decades and to maintain their loyal fan base.
Indigo Girls are back on the road again and have shows planned for Terminal West in Atlanta, Georgia; Mount Baker Theatre
in Bellingham, Washington; Pantages Theatre in Tacoma, Washington; Kravis Center Dreyfoos Hall in West Palm Beach, Florida;
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum in Knoxville, Tennessee; The Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina; Van Wezel Performing
Arts Center in Sarasota, Florida; Curtis M Phillips CTR for Performing Arts in Gainesville, Florida; and the Ohio Theatre
in Columbus, Ohio.
Indigo Girls Background
Emily Saliers and Amy Ray initially were introduced in elementary
school and began playing together in high school in Decatur, Georgia.
They named themselves the Indigo Girls in 1985,
while attending Emory University, gigging weekly at a bar in the Emory Village area. Prior to that, they performed under the
names of The B-Band and later on as Saliers and Ray. Their self-titled and independently recorded EP arrived in 1986. A year
later, Strange Fire, a full-length album, was issued. With only 7,000 copies released, the album didn't garner much attention.
1988, things started to perk up for the Indigo Girls, in the age of other successful acts like Tracy Chapman, 10,000 Maniacs
and Suzanne Vega.They quickly inked a deal with Epic Records. In 1989, their eponymous album was a success, featuring the
hit Closer to Fine single. The album eclipsed the Top 30 and claimed a Grammy for Best Folk Recording in 1989. By the time
1991 came to a close, the album attained platinum sales.
Re-released in the fall, Strange Fire contained a cover of
Get Together, which was swapped for one of the album's initial tracks. The follow-up, 1990's Nomads Indians Saints, received
a Grammy nod and later on claimed gold status.
In 1991, an EP, Back on the Bus, Y'All, was cut and earned gold status
and a Grammy nomination as well. A year later in the spring, the Indigo Girls' Rites of Passage, landed at No. 22 and earned
platinum status by the end of the year. Next came Swamp Ophelia which debuted the charts at No. 9. Another gold album was
added to the Indigo Girls' repertoire by the year's end.
In 1995, the double live album 1200 Curfews, was released followed
by the much-anticipated Shaming of the Sun in 1997. Two years later, Come on Now Social arrived.
Other albums included:
Become You (2002) and All That We Let In (2004), which was noted as one of the Indigo Girls' strongest albums in years. A
rarities set came out in 2005, celebrating their 20-year anniversary as the Indigo Girls.
In 2009, Poseidon and the
Bitter Bug became their first independent record in over two decades. Staring Down the Brilliant Dream was a double-disc project
that appeared in 2010, highlighting live performances from concerts held between 2006 and 2009. The year was wrapped up with
the release of Holly Happy Days, a holiday-themed bluegrass album. In 2011, Beauty Queen Sister served as the Indigo Girls'
14th studio album.
Indigo Girls Hit Albums
The Indigo Girls' studio albums include: Strange Fire (1987
and 1989); Indigo Girls (1989); Nomads Indians Saints (1990); Rites of Passage (1992); Swamp Ophelia (1994); Shaming of the
Sun (1997); Come on Now Social (1999); Become You (2002); All That We Let In (2004); Despite Our Differences (2006); Poseidon
and the Bitter Bug (2009); Holly Happy Days (2010); and Beauty Queen Sister (2011).
Indigo Girls Trivia
the years, the Indigo Girls have made several appearances in theater, movies and TV shows. For instance, they made a cameo
in the motion picture, Boys on the Side, singing bits from their tunes, Southland in the Springtime and Joking. They also
made an appearance in Wordplay, a 2006 documentary, where they talk about their inclusion in a New York Times crossword puzzle
and then proceed to work on solving one together.
The Ellen DeGeneres sitcom, Ellen, featured the Indigo Girls briefly
in a scene when Ellen and her pals attend a feminist music festival.
Indigo Girls Concert Experience
Indigo Girls are guaranteed to light up every stage with their infectious and clever lyrics. Don't miss out on your chance
to see Amy Ray and Emily Saliers belt out their best hits in front of a crowd of fellow folk-rock fans. The Indigo Girls have
been tantalizing audiences of all ages for decades, and now they're back and stronger than ever!
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