|Origin||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Associated acts||Joan Baez, Michael Stipe, R.E.M., Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ferron, disappear fear, Brandi Carlile|
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]
Saliers is also planning a solo album. She is co-owner of Watershed Restaurant in Decatur, Georgia. Saliers was an initial investor in the Flying Biscuit Cafe 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]
Studio albums[change | change source]
- Indigo Girls (EP, 1987)
- Strange Fire (1987, independent 11-song version, re-released 1989 in major-label 10-song version) US #159
- Indigo Girls (1989) US #22
- Nomads Indians Saints (1990) US #43
- Rites of Passage (1992) US #21
- Swamp Ophelia (1994) U.S #9, UK #66
- Shaming of the Sun (1997) US #7
- Come on Now Social (1999) US #34
- Become You (2002) US #30
- All That We Let In (2004) US #35
- Despite Our Differences (2006) US #44
- Poseidon and the Bitter Bug (2009) US #29
- Holly Happy Days (2010)
- Beauty Queen Sister (2011) #35
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- "Decatur, GA". Watershed Restaurant. http://www.watershedrestaurant.com. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
- "The Flying Biscuit Cafe". Flyingbiscuit.com. http://www.flyingbiscuit.com. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
- "LGBT Studies - Symposium: Queer Iconography - Hofstra University". Hofstra.edu. 2008-05-15. http://www.hofstra.edu/Academics/Colleges/HCLAS/LGBT/lgbt_symposium08.html. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
- "Wanda Sykes, Natash Bedingfield, Indigo Girls Headline Milwaukee's Pride Lineup (ChicagoPride.com : Milwaukee, WI News)". ChicagoPride.com. 2008-06-03. http://www.chicagopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/5821236. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
- Mike Seely (2008-07-02). "Mark Knopfler a Bigger Gay Icon Than George Michael? - Page 1 - Music - Seattle". Seattle Weekly. http://www.seattleweekly.com/2008-07-02/music/mark-knopfler-a-bigger-gay-icon-than-george-michael/. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 269. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.