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ig-news-digest       tuesday, february 11 2003       volume 06 : number 020

today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] minneapolis show  ["kovacs, mirinda" <mirinda.kovacs@westgroup.c]
  [ig-news] concert review: indigo girls cook up a satisfying show  [barb bo]
  [ig-news] pioneer press review    ["sherlyn koo" <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>]
  [ig-news] re: ig speaking tour?           ["karen r." <indigokare@aol.com>]

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date: mon, 10 feb 2003 12:10:56 -0600
from: "kovacs, mirinda" <mirinda.kovacs@westgroup.com>
subject: [ig-news] minneapolis show

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

howdy there people!  sorry my review is tardy, but it was the weekend.  i
often can't be bothered with a computer on the weekend.
anyway, here is my review of the concert:
[...]k
im richey opened, she started with a cover of a tricia yearwood song so i
was concerned that it was just going to be cover songs.  i was wrong.  she
really impressed me.  her voice was beautiful!  her band, which consisted of
a drummer and a bassist were great too.  i was fascinated by the drummer who
seemed to do everything with his eyes closed.  the bassist was cute, he
blushed when he and the drummer did a little solo thing and the crowd
cheered.  it was cute!  kim's guitar was having technical problems so the
girls had sulli bring her one of theirs.  that was funny.  i would really
suggest that everyone go see her!
now, onto ig.  they opened with become you.  emily sounded great, no
remnants of the sore throat that i could hear.  i don't have a set list
(rebecca does so she should post it!) but they did some great songs.  jonas
& ezekial, love's recovery, devotion, she's saving me, dairy queen, shame on
you, wood song etc.  of course they did the standard ctf (with kim) and the
audience helped out.  least complicated was great!  power of two was
beautiful.  during one of the songs amy's mandolin lost a huge chunk!  she
made it through the rest of the song.  afterwards she stated that it was
really old (from the 1920's) and that it probably shouldn't be traveling all
around with her.  they commented on how cold it is here.  amy told a story
about trying to navigate our skyways.  she said she was just trying to make
it to the ymca but everywhere she went she ended up in marshall fields.  she
made the comment about how she looked out of place in her work out attire.
damn, why wasn't i there?!?  anyway, she said that after getting lost (with
map in hand even!) that she decided to go outside because it was only two
blocks away.  she then stated how damn cold it was and that her "cheeks"
were frozen by the time she got there.  not sure which ones she was
referring to there!  people were shouting requests the whole night and i
think it really amused emily.  she made some comment about people yelling
things like at a tennis match up until the last possible second when the
announcer comes on and says "quiet please", then somebody yelled something
and she said "yeah, like that."  the crowd was great as far as cheering and
stuff, but no one was standing.  finally about 5 or 6 songs into it my
sister and i had enough of that.  we stood up (shame on you was the song)
and then everyone else decided to too.  it was funny.  my sister said, "we
started a trend, the whole theater is standing now!"  amy looked at us with
a huge smile of appreciation.  i am sure it is so much more fun for them to
be singing when people are dancing.  they played two upbeat songs then she
started to introduce dairy queen and said that maybe it wasn't the right
place for that song because it was mellow.  hinting at the fact that the
crowd had just finally started to get into it.  but we stood again later for
other fun songs!  hmm, i can't really think of many more things.  hopefully
other reviews of the show will have other details that i can't remember.  i
haven't read what other people wrote yet.  they ended the show with a
amazing version of finlandia.  you could have heard a pin drop everyone was
enchanted with it.  kim helped them out on this song and fit in perfectly.
it was magical, amy had her eyes closed and she and em made some of the same
arm movements at the same time.  beautiful.  it was a great way to end the
show!  they thanked us for supporting their career for so long.  three shows
in one year has spoiled me.  how long am i going to have to wait before they
come back?  anyway, amazing show!  see them this tour, they are as "on" as
they have ever been!!!
mi rinda

politicians and diapers have one thing in common. they should both be
changed regularly and for the same reason.

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date: mon, 10 feb 2003 13:34:27 -0500
from: barb bordner <ritesofpassage9@webtv.net>
subject: [ig-news] concert review: indigo girls cook up a satisfying show

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

this story has been sent to you by : ritesofpassage9@webtv.net


concert review: indigo girls cook up a satisfying show
take two voices, one low and smoky, the other high and pure like water flowing from a fresh mountain stream. add two acoustic guitars, a banjo and a mandolin. mix in 2,275 people who know every word to every song and love to scream. stir.
the full article will be available on the web for a limited time:
http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/entertainment/music/5145069.htm

(c) 2001 twincities and wire service sources. all rights reserved.

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date: mon, 10 feb 2003 19:55:33 -0500
from: "sherlyn koo" <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>
subject: [ig-news] pioneer press review

hey folks,

here's the minneapolis review that barb mentioned.  you can also read it online at http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/entertainment/music/5145069.htm.

cheers,
sherlyn


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posted on mon, feb. 10, 2003  

concert review: indigo girls cook up a satisfying show
by john nemo
special to pioneer press

take two voices, one low and smoky, the other high and pure like
water flowing from a fresh mountain stream. add two acoustic
guitars, a banjo and a mandolin. mix in 2,275 people who know every
word to every song and love to scream. stir.

pour ingredients inside the state theatre in minneapolis on saturday
night and let simmer for 100 minutes. expect indigo girls amy ray,
38, and emily saliers, 39, to move around inside the mixture,
switching between guitars, banjos and mandolins as they demonstrate
the incredible vocal and musical harmonies they have been creating
together for more than 25 years.

if you're not familiar with the recipe, saliers and ray first began
singing together as grade-school students in georgia, eventually
coming onto the mainstream music scene in the late 1980s with hits
like "galileo" and "closer to fine."

although the atmosphere of saturday's show initially lacked the
intimacy of an indigo girls show at a smaller venue like first avenue
in minneapolis, saliers and ray soon had the theater feeling like a
gigantic coffee shop, running through songs from their most recent
album, 2002's "become you."

their singing, especially their harmonies, is so effortless it's easy
to take it for granted. the way the two women wrapped around each
other's words saturday  one dancing an octave higher, then sliding
underneath the other's harmony and going lower, then evening back out
and letting the power of two voices sing as one  was amazing. ray
and saliers went back and forth that way for nearly two hours, and it
never got old.

to hold the attention of nearly 2,300 people for 100 minutes with no
backing band or between-song gimmicks would seem like an impossible
task, but ray and saliers made it seem relatively simple on saturday.
the evening had several momentum shifts, with somber songs like
"starkville" and "dairy queen" leaving the mostly-female audience in
their seats and almost ready to nod off at the lullaby quality of the
soft guitars and even softer voices.

but then ray and saliers would come booming in with favorites like
"get out the map" or "least complicated," and the crowd again would
be on its feet, bouncing along and keeping rhythm with their hands as
they shouted the lyrics.

saliers showed she still knows her way around a fretboard, turning
out several tasty solos, including an extended solo jam on
"chickenman" that had people bobbing their heads in unison. her
ability to accent ray's regular chords with colorful riffs and
individual notes served as a great companion to the duo's vocals.

the audience was alive from the start, screaming and holding up
homemade signs that read "mn loves indigo girls!" and shouting
requests whenever the singing stopped.

saliers and ray seemed at ease, enjoying it all. and when it was
finished, the evening felt like a good meal  satisfying and
delicious enough that you wanted to try it again right away.

who: indigo girls

where: state theatre

when: saturday

review: emily saliers and amy ray cooked up their usual mix of
incredible harmonies as an energetic audience gobbled up the music.


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date: mon, 10 feb 2003 20:19:48 -0500
from: "karen r." <indigokare@aol.com>
subject: [ig-news] re: ig speaking tour?

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

yeah, for two weeks in april, ig will be doing a speaking tour with winona laduke.

they have already announced one date... 22 april in greeley, colorado (an northern colorado university).  they will all be speaking, and ig will do a 45 minute acoustic set.

:-) karen

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