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Decatur, Georgia, USA (1985 – present)

The Indigo Girls are Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. They met on the playground in grammar school in Decatur, Georgia, USA, and have been playing together since high school.

Their first release in 1985 was a seven-inch single named “Crazy Game”, with the B-side “Everybody’s Waiting (for Someone to Come Home)”. 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”. With this release, they secured the services of Russell Carter, who remains their manager to the present; they had first approached him when the EP album was released, but he told them their songs were “immature” and they were not likely to get a record deal.

They were signed to Epic Records in 1989 and won the Grammy for best contemporary folk album later that year (for their self titled release) Some of their hit songs include “Galileo,” “Closer to Fine,” and “Shame on You.”

Aside from being musicians, Ray and Saliers are activists, constantly supporting causes like gun control, women’s rights, Native American rights, environmental protection, the abolition of the death penalty, and as lesbians themselves, LGBT rights. They constantly devote their time and money to such causes, often playing benefit concerts.

Ray and Saliers both have side projects. Ray owns and founded Daemon Records, an independent label based in Decatur. She also has a career as a solo artist, and has released two albums thus far. Saliers is the part owner of Watershed, a restaurant and wine bar in Decatur.

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  • frickinidget

    One of the few truly influential musical acts of my life. Albums as art form, personal inspiration as ingrained in their songs as the amazing sounds themselves. Thank you.

    11 Jun 4:13pm Reply
  • SSBN623

    so when we finished the construction crew placed a sign on the buildin' i must paraphrase ~"hopefully the fruits of our labor will remain music to your ears"

    18 Feb 9:50pm Reply
  • SSBN623

    girls , where is the "atlanta youth symphony hall . > that need a face-lift" truely James Michael Simon UNited States Sub. Service ps 'gators gotta eat also #%*(@

    18 Feb 9:44pm Reply
  • Motakii

    love them

    23 Jul 2014 Reply
  • sheepmachine

    they're my favorite band in the world. i've loved them since i was 11 or 12 and their music remains extremely important. they're two of the greatest vocalists i've ever heard. amy is my favorite songwriter, and emily is a genius with any instrument she picks up. and they're such genuine and kind people. they're just the best.

    24 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Sharp-Ton

    Their maturity makes huge difference.

    21 Nov 2012 Reply
  • uhohspagettio

    Nomads Indians Saints is such a fantastic album

    5 Aug 2012 Reply
  • jamboxdj

    Love these ladies, got to see them perform a few songs last night. Hope to do it again some day. They Rock, and the new album has some pretty awesome songs.

    17 Jun 2012 Reply
  • macychick

    Mods: will someone please remove DaiglesBagel's offensive comment from this page? It's really disgusting.

    28 Feb 2012 Reply
  • lightsout_black

    they're the best :)

    30 Dec 2011 Reply
  • macychick

    really love the new cd!

    15 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Criznittle

    Indigo Girls "Making Promises" is featured on Indie/Rock Playlist: November (2011) download here: theindierockplaylistdotcom

    7 Nov 2011 Reply
  • DaiglesBagel

    Saw them at LEAF last year, the biggest trucker lesbo was in front of me and they weren't that great so i ended up wading through an ocean of gays with dirty foreskins back to my tent.

    4 Nov 2011 Reply
  • candeecandee

    i just added a new picture, guys. do you like it? http://www.last.fm/music/Indigo+Girls/+images/69347588

    28 Sep 2011 Reply
  • zarawitta

    I really love power of love, no matters what

    19 Sep 2011 Reply
  • LUCE08

    I LOVE THEM!!

    12 Aug 2011 Reply
  • kit10phish

    Indigo Girls did a wonderful job of engaging the crowd at the Seattle Zoo yesterday! Also, I want to see more of Lyrin (sp?) and her spectacular violin capabilities!!!! Land of Canaan feat her on violin was my favorite version of the song EVER. I would love to own a copy of that one :-)

    22 Jul 2011 Reply
  • candeecandee

    I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY SOME OF THE TRACKS ARE LIKE THIS NOW

    22 Jun 2011 Reply
  • redgloam

    v v http://www.last.fm/user/kit10phish/journal/2011/06/02/4exuku_in_order_of_preference_%28today%2C_at_least%21%29%3A__my_fave_indigo_songs

    6 Jun 2011 Reply
  • kit10phish

    Check out my series of fave song/album/etc in my journal. I spent a lot of time honing down the list.

    4 Jun 2011 Reply
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