When Amy Ray and Emily Saliers take the stage next Saturday at the inaugural Eaux Claires music festival —Justin Vernon of Bon Iver's antidote to overwrought, overcommercialized concerts—they will do something they haven't done in years: play their seminal Swamp Ophelia album in its entirety. But for Ray, whose speaking voice has the same metallic timbre that lends a sonic undertow to the folk duo's lilting melodies, the demand for beloved songs such as "Power of Two," "Least Complicated," and "Touch Me Fall" came as a surprise. I actually had to go online and see how people played it. Devotees may protest, but in its B- review at the time, Entertainment Weekly called out the band's "college-poetry lyrics and wandering melodies" as the element that was "keeping them from becoming Indigo Women. You stay up 'til 4 a. It's a cultural thing, a cosmos, as much as anything else.
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Well, at the very least those plaid pants are pretty gay. It's a question that doesn't have an easy answer, but it's sure fun to try to puzzle out. And the True Colors tour that has been traveling across America this month would seem to be a good place to do that. The tour, founded by Cyndi Lauper last year, is highly unusual in that its main purpose, besides entertaining crowds, is to rally for gay, lesbian and transgender rights. When the Indigo Girls hit the stage for True Colors at Radio City Music Hall recently, their set of barnstorming folk brought back warm memories of early s pink-triangle-bedecked marches, a period when the movement seemed in overdrive.
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Photo: Jeremy Cowart. What keeps you touring as often as you do? Emily Saliers : The demographic is more mixed now, and there are younger people who come to the shows. Also, a lot of young women who are looking for bands that have a feminist reality about them.
Indigo Girls singer-guitarist Emily Saliers announced during a Vancouver show Saturday night that she tied the knot with her Canadian partner now wife Tristin Chipman. She's from, well, she was born in Calgary but she spent most of her adult life in Toronto. She went to Lethbridge though for school. She's geographically a hybrid. We got married in New York so that she could get her green card so we could be free.