14 Facts About Indigo Girls


Indigo Girls are an American folk rock music duo from Atlanta, Georgia, United States, consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers.

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Outside of working on Indigo Girls–related projects, Ray has released solo albums and founded a non-profit organization that promotes independent musicians, while Saliers is an entrepreneur in the restaurant industry as well as a professional author; she collaborates with her father, Don Saliers, in performing for special groups and causes.

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That same year, the Indigo Girls released a six-track Extended play album named Indigo Girls, and in 1987 released their first full-length album, Strange Fire, recorded at John Keane Studio in Athens, Georgia, and including "Crazy Game".

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The Indigo Girls followed it with the live Back on the Bus, Y'all and 1992's album Rites of Passage, featuring the song "Galileo", the duo's first top 10 modern rock music track .

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Finally, "I'll Give You My Skin", which appears both on Tame Yourself and on the Indigo Girls release Rarities, is a collaborative work by Ray, Saliers, and Michael Stipe which is doubly rare, as Saliers and Ray usually write their songs without outside collaborators.

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In September 2020, the Indigo Girls released "Long Ride", the first song Ray and Saliers had written together in 30 years.

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Indigo Girls's has toured with both The Butchies and her bands The Volunteers and the Amy Ray Band.

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Posters of the Indigo Girls could be seen on the bedroom walls of Beth Jordache, played by Anna Friel, in the British TV soap Brookside in 1994 and on Neve Campbell's character, Sidney Prescott's, bedroom wall in the 1996 slasher film Scream.

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Indigo Girls have been politically active, championing the causes of and held benefit concerts for the environment, gay rights, the rights of Native Americans, and the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.

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In 2006 the Indigo Girls were featured in artist Pink's album I'm Not Dead in the song "Dear Mr President", which Pink says is a political confrontation with George W Bush about war, poverty, LGBT rights, abortion rights, and the No Child Left Behind Act.

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In June 2007 the Indigo Girls were part of the multi-artist True Colors Tour 2007, on the tour's Las Vegas stop which benefited the Human Rights Campaign and other organizations that provide support to the LGBT community.

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In November 2017, the Indigo Girls were nominated to Out magazine's "OUT100" for 2017 in recognition of their work and their visibility.

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Indigo Girls are members of the Canadian charity Artists Against Racism and have worked with them on awareness campaigns.

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Indigo Girls allow fans to tape their shows, and appropriately gathered recordings can be traded, obtained for free from a number of sources.

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