Indigo Girls

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Indigo Girls
Background information
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres Folk rock
Years active 1985–present
Labels Epic
Hollywood
IG Recordings/Vanguard
Associated acts Joan Baez, Michael Stipe, R.E.M., Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ferron, disappear fear, Brandi Carlile
Members
Amy Ray
Emily Saliers
The Indigo Girls

The Indigo Girls are an American folk and rock music duo. Their names are Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. They met during elementary school. They began performing together while in high school near Atlanta, Georgia. They began performing with the name Indigo Girls close to 1986. They have had many hit songs. They got a Grammy Award in 1990.

Solo projects[change | change source]

In 1990, Ray founded Daemon Records. The company has signed Magnapop, Ellen James Society, Kristen Hall, Rose Polenzani, Girlyman, Athens Boys Choir, and James Hall among others.

Ray has put out five solo albums. They are called Stag, Prom, Live from Knoxville, Didn't It Feel Kinder and "Amy Ray: Live MVP". She has toured with both The Butchies and her band The Volunteers.

Saliers is also planning a solo album. She is co-owner of Watershed Restaurant[1] in Decatur, Georgia. Saliers was an initial investor in the Flying Biscuit Cafe[2] in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2005, Saliers and her father, Don Saliers, a theology professor at Candler School of Theology at Emory University, released the book A Song to Sing, a Life to Live: Reflections on Music as Spiritual Practice. They promoted the release of the book together including several days of speaking and performing together at the Washington National Cathedral College in Washington D.C.

Personal lives[change | change source]

Both Ray and Saliers have long identified themselves as lesbians. They have never been a couple. Because of their work for LGBT rights they are seen as icons of the movement.[3][4][5]

Studio albums[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

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