lifeblood: highlights


year by year highlights of amy and emily's careers, including links to their music, their own words, articles, audio, video, and more.

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1980   1981   1982   1983   1984   1985   1986   1987   1988   1989  
1990   1991   1992   1993   1994   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999  
2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008   2009  
2010   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019  
2020   2021  


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1980

1980-09: emily saliers wins (almost) contest, the shamrock excalibur


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1981

1981 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr

1981-xx-xx: tuesday's children (the b band)
independently released cassette under the name the b band, an early name for indigo girls. this release is long out of print but can be listened to here.

1981-11-xx: study hall ap english, shamrock high school - decatur, georgia
a pretty good sounding copy of the 1981 tape of a performance by amy and emily for their ap english class back at shamrock high school. this is quite possibly their first performance in front of an audience, please see this 2000 interview with emily for more info: june 2000 - queer television interview.


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1982

1982 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr

1982-xx-xx: color me grey (amy ray)
an independently released cassette featuring amy ray performing solo. this release is long out of print but can be listened to here.


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1983

1983 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr

1983-xx-xx: here for you (emily saliers solo with extra guitar work by jonathan harder)
cassette featuring emily saliers performing solo with extra guitar work by jonathan harder. this release is long out of print but some of the songs can be listened to here.


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1984

1984 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr

1984-03-08: the turman deli - emory university - atlanta, georgia (the b band)
first known appearance using the name "the b band".

1984-11-24: good ol' days, sandy springs - sandy springs, georgia (saliers and ray)
first known appearance using the name "saliers and ray".


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1985

1985 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr

1985-03-09: good ol' days, sandy springs - sandy springs, georgia (indigo girls)
first known appearance using the name "indigo girls".

1985-xx-xx: blue food
an independent cassette. all tracks recorded live in 1985 at the dugout in decatur, georgia except "draw the line" and "everybody's waiting (for someone to come home)", which were recorded at web iv studio in atlanta, georgia. this release is long out of print but can be listened to here.

1985-xx-xx: purple parrot
an independently released cassette. all tracks were recorded live at the purple parrot in atlanta, georgia, and this is rumored to have been an early promotional release. this release is long out of print but can be listened to here.

1985-xx-xx: crazy game/everybody's waiting (for someone to come home)
a vinyl 45 originally sold by amy and emily in front of the student union at emory in 1985. additional copies were found in amy's basement and sold at some of the east coast shows in april of 1990, with the proceeds going to cystic fibrosis camp. this release is long out of print but can be listened to here.

1985 or 1986: shamrock high school - decatur, georgia
if you live like that, peace song (5:50)
believed to be an appearance at a high school talent show, is the earliest know video of amy and emily performing.

1985-11-22: hopeful lyrics highlight music by atlanta-based indigo girls, the charleston news and courier


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1986

1986 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr

1986-02-08: indigo girls are in the pink, the atlanta journal

1986-11-xx: indigo girls (ep)
the indigo girls first lp, was released on vinyl and cassette. this release is long out of print but can be listened to here.


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1987

1987 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr

1987-05-09: decatur on the square - decatur, georgia
introduction, summertime, cold as ice, never stop, holy city, crazy game, love of the common people, no way to treat a friend, the water is wide, lifeblood, killing time (with michelle malone), strange fire, land of canaan, don't give up on me baby, make this house a home (with michelle malone), up in smoke, happy birthday, romeo and juliet, history of us, love the one you're with (with michelle malone), happy birthday, peace song, american tune, get together (110:31)
a early complete video of a televised concert from the square in decatur, georgia.

1987-07-09: cat's cradle - chapel hill, north carolina (atlanta writers night)
gerard mchugh, michelle malone, land of canaan, crazy game (25:56)
partial early club footage.

1987-08-19: matching the differences, classic city live

1987-10-xx: strange fire (independent)
lp and cassette released independently in 1987. re-released in 1989 by epic records with three tracks deleted and one track added.

1987-11-18: expect the unexpected, classic city live

1987-12-04: intensity, delicate and honest, the durham morning herald


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1988

1988 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr

1988-01-13: mood indigo, southline

1988-02-13: musicians band together for 'our house,' creative loafing

1988-07-15: indigo girls pack power into small numbers, the new orleans times-picanye

1988-07-25: amy and emily sign with epic records.

1988-08-04: indigo girls parlay pub persona into contract with major label, the atlanta journal-constitution

1988-09-xx: indigo girls sign major label deal; plan concert, (unknown)


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1989

1989 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr

1989-02-21: indigo girls
indigo girls first release on epic records, can be listened to here.

1989-03-17: indigo girls, the gannett news service

1989-04-01: for atlanta's indigo girls the party's just begun, the atlanta journal

1989-04-09: things happened quickly for indigo girls, the syracuse herald american

1989-04-26: it's full speed ahead for local indigo girls, the atlanta journal

1989-04-26: don't color them blue, east coast rocker

1989-04-29: indigo girls meet big crowds with r.e.m., the chicago sun times

1989-10-31: strange fire (epic)
lp and cassette released independently in 1987. re-released in 1989 by epic records with three tracks deleted and one track added, can be listened to here.


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1990

1990 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr


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1991

1991 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr


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1992

1992 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr


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1993

1993 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr


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1994

1994 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr


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1995

1995 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr


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1996

1996 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr


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1997

1997 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr


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1998

1998 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr


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1999

1999 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr


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2000

2000 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr


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2001

2001 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr


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2002

2002 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr


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2003

2003 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr


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2004

2004 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr


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2005

2005 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr


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2006

2006 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr


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2007

2007 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr


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2008

2008 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr


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2009

2009 entry from a year a month - a monthly blog from a and e - tumblr


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