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ig-news-digest         friday, august 13 1999         volume 02 : number 131


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] indigo girls, martin sexton rock newport folk fest  [deb <indigo]
  [ig-news] the update from the epic site.  [rebecca lyon <beccie@websunshin]
  [ig-news] boston globe nff review             [deb <indigo@mindspring.com>]
  [ig-news] spac review                   [ilana deutsch <windigo80@aol.com>]
  [ig-news] nashville show           [lani spigolon <ellieden@bellsouth.net>]
  [ig-news] columbus lilith            [lisa tatonetti <tatonetti.2@osu.edu>]


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date: tue, 10 aug 1999 08:55:05 -0400
from: deb <indigo@mindspring.com>
subject: [ig-news] indigo girls, martin sexton rock newport folk fest


http://www.cdnow.com/cgi-bin/mserver/redirect/leaf=allstararticle/fid=14628


indigo girls, martin sexton rock newport folk fest


aug 9, 1999, 2:35 pm pt


                    the ben & jerry's
                    newport folk festival
                    may have made a name
                    for itself with
                    controversy (bob
                    dylan's electric
                    performance in '65, the
                    riots in '69) and the
                    enthusiastic
                    revitalization of
                    forgotten blues icons
like mississippi john hurt and skip james, but
1999's version proved about as sedate and
even-keeled as the gently rocking boats in
newport harbor.


in light of woodstock's recent turmoil, perhaps
the newport festival -- held saturday (aug. 7)
and sunday (aug. 8) at fort adams state park
in newport, r.i. -- could now credibly co-op
their tag line, "[two] days of peace, love, and
understanding."


with a strong songwriter-based mainstage
lineup that featured among others martin
sexton, robert earl keen, catie curtis, wilco,
and beth orton, saturday proved to be the
more consistently impressive of the festival's
two days. unfortunately for the performers,
the scorching sun on this cloudless day turned
the fort adams' grounds into a cookie sheet,
baking the audience and sapping its energy.


jeff tweedy's wilco, the only rock band on
the card, seemed especially perturbed by the
lack of response. midway through
"misunderstood," the sheet-white singer kicked
over his mike stand and launched into a
stunning, kurt cobain-esque yowl that echoed
angrily across the harbor. if nothing else, he
at least made some folks look up from under
their wide-brimmed hats.


soulful
singer/songwriter
sexton, a ringer for
early van morrison,
performed a stunning
set with his tactile and
elegant three-octave
vocal range. his skill
got him one of the
day's only encores, a
chilling, a cappella
version of "america the beautiful." it was an
appropriate outro given the day and the
occasion, though one wonders whether the
eccentric sexton meant any irony by it. joan
armatrading, the day's headliner, got the only
other encore; she played a tight but sterile
set to an appreciative crowd, but it lacked
firepower and emotional depth.


the torrential downpour sunday morning would
have quashed the enthusiasm of most festival
goers, but not on this day. in fact, there
doesn't seem to be any obstacle -- natural or
otherwise -- threatening enough to keep the
fans of the day's headliners, the indigo girls,
away from its beloved duet. veterans of nine
of the last 10 years in newport, (a colleague
calls the festival the ben & jerry & amy &
emily's newport folk festival), the indigo girls
and their legions of alt-lifestyle followers,
helped sunday draw three thousand more fans
than the saturday lineup, filling the grounds
from fort wall to water's edge with over
10,000 eager grrrls.


despite the mid-morning storm that drenched
early comers, the crowd -- cleaner than when
they arrived -- showed no signs of dampness.
songwriters ellis paul and jennifer kimball, who
also sang on saturday with catie curtis,
played well-received early sets, as did blues
up and comer susan tedeschi. but it wasn't
until ladysmith black mambazo appeared that
the crowd began coming to life. the
eight-piece vocal group spiced its zulu chants
with good-humored, gymnastic-type dancing
that gave the audience a break from the usual
introspective acoustic storytelling.


                    a trim steve earle kept
                    the momentum going
                    with a high-energy set
                    of bluegrass and roots
                    music, featuring guest
                    tom o'brien. suzanne
                    vega, another repeat
                    performer in newport,
                    played a nice, but
                    predictable set
                    peppered with songs
we'd all heard many times before, from "tom's
diner" and "luka" to "caramel" and early
favorite "marlena." new material, however,
would have provided vega a more substantial
reason for an appearance.


new material wasn't a problem for the indigo
girls, whose new album hits stores next week.
though they opened with crowd favorite
"least complicated," they tore into a couple of
aggressive new numbers that for the moment
turned what could have been a massive
singalong into a tuneful appreciation. amy ray
strapped on a wide-body gibson and
electrified the crowd with some enthusiastic
playing. she may not have stunned the
audience the way dylan stunned his audience
back in '65, but for this rather even-tempered
weekend, it was the most we could expect.

                              -- bob gulla

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date: wed, 11 aug 1999 09:43:10 -0400
from: rebecca lyon <beccie@websunshine.com>
subject: [ig-news] the update from the epic site.


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.  this update is from the
epic indigo girls site at
http://www.epiccenter.com/epiccenter/indigogirls/artistupdate.qry]

here you go guys here is the update from the site.


indigo girls return with come on now social due out september 28th on epic
records duo's most diverse and compelling album features new band and guest
appearances by joan osborne, sheryl crow, kate schellenbach, me'shell
ndegeocello


on september 28,1999, epic records proudly presents come on now social, the
new album by indigo girls.


indigo girls' previous album, shaming of the sun, entered the billboard top
albums chart at no. 7 in its debut week in may, 1997 and was certified gold
within a month of release.


come on now social, the seventh epic studio album by amy ray and emily
saliers, began as a jam session in london at the ghost rooms studio with the
respected musicians in the english band ghostland, which includes john
reynolds (sinead o'connor's drummer and musical collaborator), caroline dale
(cello), clare kenny (bass), and carol issacs (piano, accordion, organ,
moog). the excitement of working with an entirely new group of musicians
overseas, prompted the indigo girls to hire john reynolds as co-producer and
fly the group to southern tracks studio in atlanta to begin work in earnest
on the album.


the convergence of the new players influences, which range from reggae to
dub to world and pop, and indigo girls folk, appalachian and rock roots with
inspired contributions from lilith alums sheryl crow, joan osborne and
me'shell ndegeocello, resulted in a new and dynamic musical statement on the
album and the upcoming us and international tour.


come on now social contains twelve new songs, including the following:
"go" and "trouble," which adroitly blend the personal and the political in
two of the most exhilarating rockers in the indigo's catalog. with amy and
emily both on electric  guitars on "go", john reynolds on drums, and joan
osborne on background vocals, and malcolm burn adds a beat box to "trouble."


"gone again ," a timeless four-chord folk song written and sung by amy
(mandolin, acoustic guitar) who is joined by emily (banjo, backing vocal),
the band's garth hudson (organ) and rick danko (bass), jerry marotta (drums)
and sheryl crow (backing vocals).


"soon be to nothing" a deeply personal ballad written and sung by emily
saliers with both girls on acoustic guitar, clare kenny (bass, backing
vocals), caroline dale (cello, backing vocals), carol issacs (wurlitzer,
backing vocals), john reynolds (drums) and pamela stickney (theremin).


"fay tucker," written and sung by amy ray. on february 3, 1998, tucker
became the first woman to be executed by the state of texas since the civil
war. "fay tucker" includes amy and emily on acoustic guitars, the mournful
accordion of carol issacs, haunting celtic cello of caroline dale, and the
breathtaking singing of natacha atlas, a premiere arabic singer enjoying
commercial success across europe.


indigo girls, with john reynolds, clare kenny, caroline dale and carol
issacs, are on tour this summer with lilith fair. see tour section for dates
and details.

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
peace love & indigo light
your friend
beccie lyon


be consistent: live what you believe........
>from the book "anatomy of the spirit"> by caroline myss, ph.d.


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date: wed, 11 aug 1999 12:57:12 -0400
from: deb <indigo@mindspring.com>
subject: [ig-news] boston globe nff review


[sherlyn's note: this is an excerpt of a message which was
originally sent to the indigo girls mailing list at
netspace.org.  if you want to read the entire article the
url is listed below.]

http://www.globe.com/dailyglobe2/221/living/newport_festival_gets_wet_and_mi
ld+.shtml

>music review
>newport festival gets wet and mild
>
>by joan anderman, globe correspondent, 08/09/99


[...]

>but there's no question yesterday's near-sellout crowd of 9,500 braved the
>relentless showers for their beloved indigo girls, who, after nearly a
decade
>headlining here, have become icons forthe modern-era newport festival.
>supported by a brand-new band, they previewed a handful of songs from
>their new album, due out next month, served fans some old favorites, and,
>by virtue of a career that has seamlessly woven good politics and good song,
>traced a bold line from the beginning of this legendary festival to the
edge of
>the millennium. ''the best of that time was the idea that music was made by
>social activists who got together and played for the love of it,'' said
indigo
>girl emily saliers just before taking the stage. ''newport still has that
same
>spirit of camaraderie.''
>
>this story ran on page c6 of the boston globe on 08/09/99.
> copyright 1999 globe newspaper company.

- --
deb

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date: tue, 10 aug 1999 13:35:11 edt
from: ilana deutsch <windigo80@aol.com>
subject: [ig-news] spac review


[sherlyn's note: this is an excerpt from a message which was
originally sent to the indigo girls mailing list at
netspace.org.]

[...]


anyway, the concert was rockin' and the girls looked like
they were having a great time!  the new band just added so much to the energy
level.  amy did a lot of jumping around and emily did a lot of her "look at
me i'm a rock star" smushy face while i solo on my electric guitar.  very
cute.  the new stuff sounds amazing.  i remember hearing bits and pieces of
it last summer and thinking that it had great potential but i was just blown
away by how it sounds with the band.  "go" was just 10x more incredible than
i ever thought it would be.  got some great up close pictures that i am
excited to get developed.....although, unfortunately i couldn't boot the
concert.  if there's anyone out there who did, please let us know.  so by the
time the end of the concert rolled around i was getting anxious.  as soon as
ig stepped off the stage i asked amy's guitar tech (not sure of his name, is
he new?) for her setlist.  after 9 concerts i finally scored her setlist and
i have never been happier.  so, for all of you who want to know what they
played in order, here it is:


cold beer
gone again
ghost
shame on you
least complicated
sister
peace tonight
tried to be true
get out the map
* a song with rose p. (a&e on vocals)
fay tucker (this is how she spelled it on the setlist - isn't it spelled
faye???)
love's recovery
trouble
go
galileo


encore:
cedar tree  (which was incredibly amazing with the cello and accordion)
closer to fine


overall a great concert and it really made me wish they would play around
here a little more often.  of course, we can't have everything.  :)

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date: thu, 12 aug 1999 13:36:57 -0500
from: lani spigolon <ellieden@bellsouth.net>
subject: [ig-news] nashville show


[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
girls mailing list at netspace.org.]

tickets go on sale monday for the indigo girls sept. 24 show at first
american music center in nashville.

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date: wed, 11 aug 1999 11:09:47 -0700
from: lisa tatonetti <tatonetti.2@osu.edu>
subject: [ig-news] columbus lilith


[sherlyn's note: this is an excerpt of a message which was
originally sent to the indigo girls mailing list at
netspace.org.]

hey ya'll,


[...]


fashion--amy,
black draw string cotton pants, black tank, cool, open, red button-down,
short-sleeved  shirt with some patches on it (like a bowling shirt); emily,
hmm, blue baggy pants, t-shirt, striped long sleeve shirt, sparkles on her
face.  set list:


shame on you/ get out the map/kid fears/cold beer & remote control/ fay
tucker/ galileo/go/love's recovery (w/sarah)/ctf (w/sarah)


they were in rare form.  laughing, making tons of eye contact.  they kept
laughing at this guy to my left, because he'd yell out the name of every
song at the first chord.  amy finally said, "do you have our set list?"  he
answered that he'd been following them for ten yrs--is this person out
there on the list?.  i was feeling a little competitive, i have to admit,
and in my head was thinking, 'hey! *i've followed them for 10 yrs and i'll
bet i've seen them in more states than you have!'  now that's all about
wanting them to be talking to *me* :)  but, it's nice when they talk to
anyone in the crowd.  i love when they're interactive.  i thought the crowd
was great throughout, dancing and singing.  sorry, but i just can't like
fay tucker; i'm so disappointed this is on the new cd instead of  "the boys
just laugh."  "go" was by far the highlight song for me, amy rocking with
her eyes closed and emily biting her lip as she played hard.  it's gotten
better and better.    their harmonies w/sarah on "lr" were really
beautiful, too.  i got a kick out of sulli (hmm, did i spell that
correctly?) early on in the show  because she was off to the side singing
and following  emily's guitar part as she held the guitar for a switch.  as
we all know, she is truly a wonderful person.  i asked for the set list
afterwards and she was running around like crazy, but took the time to stop
and throw it to me.  that made my night.  sheryl crow and sarah were both
great, but nothing could beat the girls for me.  fun, fun, fun.
lisa


"the best thing you've ever done for me is to help me take my life less
seriously, it's only life afterall."--emily saliers


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