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ig-news-digest        wednesday, march 27 2002        volume 05 : number 075

today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] mtn. stage - short review  [dee yellowlees <tomboy1969@excite.co]
  [ig-news] finally st paul paper reviews the girls !!!!  [barbara bordner <]

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date: tue, 26 mar 2002 09:50:21 -0500
from: dee yellowlees <tomboy1969@excite.com>
subject: [ig-news] mtn. stage - short review

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


first off everyone wants to know about the girls...they played last...

they were scheduled to 5 songs...

get out the map
become you
deconstruction
moment of forgiveness
closer to fine (with sara(?) from k's choice)

but the crowd loved them so much they added a song at the end...

kid fears

at the end of the show all the bands come out and sing a song
together...forgive me for not remembering the name...but it was cool.

danielle howle rocked as always...they played songs from the new record and
some old stuff too...

lisa loeb was good. she brought her guitarist and played with the mtn.
stage band
and the show was opened by shannon mcnally...and i highly recommend picking
up her cd (right after you get danielle howle's)

she was amazing!!! sort of bonnie raitt/shannon curfman-ish

definately worth the 16 hour drive!!!!!!!!!!!!!

d:)

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date: tue, 26 mar 2002 23:17:52 -0600
from: barbara bordner <ritesofpassage9@webtv.net>
subject: [ig-news] finally st paul paper reviews the girls !!!!

[sherlyn's note: this message was originally sent to the indigo
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yes apparently my  wait to see any twin cities paper review the girls is
over!!! my aunt sent me this review that was in the st paul pioneer
press last friday. i thought you might like it.

enjoy!

barb

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indigo girls red hot and true

by john nemo
special to the pioneer press


two women walk on stage with acoustic guitars.more than 1,400 faces are
filled with adoration. applause builds and approaches the stage like a
wailing ambulance siren

it is 8:07 p.m. at first avenue in minneapolis. here is what you need to
know: these are the indigo girls, otherwise known as amy ray and emily
saliers. they are here lo celebrate release of their latest album
"become you". they been together since the late 1980's , when they came
out of atlanta, ga, with hits like "closer to fine," and "galileo."

the music starts with "shame on you", shame on anyone not standing among
this sea of human beings right now, because a wave of energy is rippling
through us, bouncing bodies in it's wake.

ray and saliers begin playing.  send the drummer home without dinner.
there isn't even a bongo in the house.  bass?  keyboards?  backup
singers? you'll have nothing and like it.

instead, two voices come together as naturally as hand fits glove.  ray
, with her husky tones, is the low end, saliers is the angelic high side
soaring  above the smoke and sweat-filled air.

the two vastly different  voices meet somewhere sweetly in the middle,
the power of two interlocking harmonies enough to keep even the most
jaded ears riveted.  the lyrics are  about life, about god,  they are
about the spirit of being a human and trying to figure  out life's
questions.

people dance without drums, proving rock bands everywhere wrong.  new
songs are introduced to the audience, almost appologetically in some
cases.  the crowd sings along to everything, no matter what year it was
recorded.

women are everywhere. they are the audience. they are the roadies they
mix the sound.  they sing the songs. they play mandolin, 12-string
guitar. saliers solos remarkably, fingers flying up and down the
fretboard without obvious effort.

on "chickenman,she turns her guitar into a bass-thumping, 18-wheeler
humming down a country highway. she rolls along the guitar's low
e-string, notes reverberating through the crowd's belly as it claps
along.

the audience is in love they are delirious at every turn, but especially
during " closer to fine."  the energy inside the room goes even higher
as the song starts, like an electrical current running through the
veins. a woman nearby bounces around like a human jumping bean, ray and
saliers are pleased.

"i guess we're reallu good.  thankyou," ray says. saliers starts to
talk, stops and then blurts "you guys are (bleeping) awesome!"

it's 9;10 p.m.  the women who has been shouting "galileo!" during quiet
pockets of the evening has finally been rewarded.  she immediately
grasps a strangers hands and the two begin dancing in a circle like
giddy children.

a few minutes later, the two women finish up up their evening. they have
commanded, controlled, cajoled, converted, and caressed their audience.

the show has lasted just under 90 minutes. it ends with a song called
"the power of two."

absolutely.

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