March 22, 2016 • Martyrs', Chicago
When a pair of folksingers call The Indigo Girls started turning heads with their song “Closer to Fine” back in 1989, the music industry sat up and took notice. Radio loved them. So did MTV. And so did music fans across the country. Soon founding members Amy Ray and Emily Saliers were bringing home a Grammy Award for their self-titled major label debut and doing appearances on Unplugged.
But instead of ending up as merely an entry on the latest Now That’s What I Call Music! compilation, this Atlanta, Georgia, based duo hunkered down and followed up their initial success with a fervent dedication to the craft of songwriting, a willingness to bare their souls in public, and a desire to take their music wherever they found themselves welcome.