Indigo Girls
Indigo Girls

Indigo Girls

About Indigo Girls

Folk rock duo Indigo Girls started making music together in 1981, when Amy Ray and Emily Saliers sang in the Shamrock High School choir in Decatur, Georgia.

∙ They came up with their band name by flipping through the dictionary, deciding they both liked the word indigo.
∙ “Closer to Fine,” their 1989 breakthrough hit, was a collaboration with Irish band Hothouse Flowers.
∙ In 1989, the Indigo Girls won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album and were nominated for the Best New Artist award, but Milli Vanilli won.
∙ Ray founded Daemon Records, which has put out albums by such artists as Magnapop, Kristen Hall, and Rose Polenzani.
∙ In a 1994 Atlanta revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, Ray played Jesus and Saliers took the role of Mary Magdalene.
∙ The duo set up the indie label IG Recordings as a vehicle for their own music, releasing three successive Top 5 folk albums during the 2010s.

  • ORIGIN
    Athens, GA
  • FORMED
    1985

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