Indigo Girls

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.

Together, the Indigo Girls are constantly touring. Their new album, Poseidon and the Bitter Bug, was released March 24, 2009.

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Indigo Girls Albums

0.0 [non-album tracks] Indigo Girls
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0.0 1200 Curfews Indigo Girls
Released on
October 10, 1995
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0.0 1200 Curfews (disc 1) Indigo Girls
Released on
October 10, 1995
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0.0 1200 Curfews (disc 2) Indigo Girls
Released on
October 10, 1995
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0.0 4.5 Indigo Girls
Released on
December 15, 1998
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0.0 4.5: The Best of the Indigo Girls Indigo Girls
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0.0 All That We Let In Indigo Girls
Released on
February 17, 2004
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0.0 Attack of the Killer B-Sides, Volume 3 Indigo Girls
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0.0 Back on the Bus Y’all Indigo Girls
Released on
September 6, 2011
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0.0 Back On The Bus, Y’All Indigo Girls
Released on
December 15, 1998
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0.0 Beauty Queen Sister Indigo Girls
Released on
October 4, 2011
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0.0 Become You Indigo Girls
Released on
March 12, 2002
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0.0 Become You (Digipak Version) Indigo Girls
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0.0 Become You (Digipak Version) Indigo Girls
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0.0 Cold Beer and Remote Control Indigo Girls
Released on
August 29, 2000
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0.0 Come On Now Social Indigo Girls
Released on
September 28, 1999
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0.0 Despite Our Differences Indigo Girls
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0.0 Fill It Up Again Indigo Girls
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0.0 Free in You (Live) Indigo Girls
Released on
January 27, 2004
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0.0 Holly Happy Days Indigo Girls
Released on
November 8, 2010
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