22.10-23.25, Stage 1 • Friday
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are Indigo Girls. They first met as fifth and sixth-graders in Decatur, Georgia and began singing together during high school. Originally billed as Saliers & Ray, the pair adopted the name Indigo Girls during their undergraduate days at Atlanta’s Emory University.
Together they write, arrange, record and perform music which over the course of twenty five years has become a vital part of the lives of their legion of devoted fans around the world.
Staunch dedication to a number of social and environmental causes and constant touring mean Indigo Girls remain active and relevant, always viewing their music as a fresh opportunity for exploration and discovery. “We really work hard to not lean on any tried and true path in making our albums,' says Ray. 'So when it comes to writing new songs and working and performing with different musicians, every record and every tour feels like a completely different adventure for us.'
‘Their voices soar and swoop as one, alternately raucous and soothing. When they sing together, they radiate a sense of shared purpose that adds muscle to their lanky, deeply felt folk-tinged pop songs.' Rolling Stone