$27 in advance / $35 day of concert
It's been two decades since the Indigo Girls launched their career with their independently released debut album, 1987's Strange Fire
. After entertaining millions of fans with their ten major-label studio albums, Emily Saliers and Amy Ray came full circle with the independent release of their double CD album, Poseidon And The Bitter Bug
, on their new label IG Recordings.
The album reunited the Grammy-winning duo with veteran producer, arranger and keyboardist
Mitchell Froom (Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney, Los Lobos and others), who worked on the Indigo Girls'
acclaimed 2006 release, Despite Our Differences
. Longtime bassist Clare Kenny, drummer Matt Chamberlin and engineer David Boucher make up the rest of the core band but the sound is pure Indigo Girls
, with uplifting, effortless harmonies; honest, passionately involved lyrics and infectious melodies.
One thing the Girls
did differently on Poseidon
was include a second CD that features acoustic versions of all the songs, plus a bonus track, "Salty South". It's a chance for listeners to hear stripped down, organic versions of the songs - just the Girls
in a room with a few mics - before the arrangements changed with the addition of the band.
Most recently, in Winter 2010, The Girls
released their first holiday album. Holly Happy Days
, recorded in Nashville and produced by Peter Collins, is a 12-song collection that mixes beloved Christmas classics - including "O Holy Night",I'll Be Home for Christmas" and "Angels We Have Heard on High" with contemporary holiday songs, a Hanukkah song and three new originals written by Emily and Amy.
Before that, "Watershed", recorded at Boarding House Park, was featured on their June 2010 live album, Staring Down the Brilliant Dream
. The 2-disc CD features 31 songs, each hand-selected by the GRAMMY-winning duo to capture the most memorable moments of their 2006-2009 shows. The CD reflects the spontaneity of a typical Indigos
concert and includes a mix of solo performances and other numbers backed by their full band, plus vocal collaborations with such guests artists as Brandi Carlile and Jill Hennessey. Staring Down the Brilliant Dream
encapsulates the wide range of emotions that fill their shows with fire and wonder, from the warm, sing-a-long spirit of Saliers' "Closer to Fine" to the political combustion of Ray's "Go".
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