Indigo Girls

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Indigo Girls
Indigo Girls strumming guitars onstage
Indigo Girls at Park West in Chicago, September 18, 2005. (left to right: Amy Ray and Emily Saliers)
Background information
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, United States
GenresFolk rock
Years active1985–present
IG Recordings/Vanguard
MembersAmy 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]

  1. "Decatur, GA". Watershed Restaurant. Archived from the original on 2011-08-20. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
  2. "The Flying Biscuit Cafe". Retrieved 2011-08-17.
  3. "LGBT Studies - Symposium: Queer Iconography - Hofstra University". 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
  4. "Wanda Sykes, Natash Bedingfield, Indigo Girls Headline Milwaukee's Pride Lineup ( : Milwaukee, WI News)". 2008-06-03. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
  5. Mike Seely (2008-07-02). "Mark Knopfler a Bigger Gay Icon Than George Michael? - Page 1 - Music - Seattle". Seattle Weekly. Retrieved 2011-08-17.
  6. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 269. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

Other websites[change | change source]

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