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ig-news-digest         tuesday, june 16 2009         volume 11 : number 049


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] ig on acoustic cafe          [jen cattin <jencattin@comcast.net>]
  [ig-news] emily interview from al.com  [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.c]


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date: mon, 15 jun 2009 06:54:01 -0400
from: jen cattin <jencattin@comcast.net>
subject: [ig-news] ig on acoustic cafe


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


according to this week's acoustic cafe newsletter the girls will be on next
week.  the website is acafe.com and next week's shows start on 6/22.


jen


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date: tue, 16 jun 2009 10:36:15 +1000
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>
subject: [ig-news] emily interview from al.com


hey folks,


here's an emily interview from al.com.  you can read it online at
http://blog.al.com/aharvey/2009/06/city_stages_2009_12_years_late.html.


cheers,
sherlyn


- ---begin forwarded article---
city stages 2009: 12 years later, indigo girls still making music
posted by aharvey june 14, 2009 02:47am


as tour stops go, birmingham is a fairly easy one for emily saliers,
one-half of the indigo girls.


"it's always nice to be in the south," she says. "it's close to home, and
the vibe is good."
indigo girls


saliers, who lives outside of atlanta in decatur, will drive to birmingham
a day early to visit some friends.


"the rest of the tour we'll be on airplanes and the tour bus, but we're
driving ourselves there," says saliers.


the folk rock duo -- amy ray is the other half -- is touring on the heels
of the release of "poseidon and the bitter bug," the 12th release for the
childhood friends who released their first cd in 1987.


"every relationship requires some work, but amy and i are so diametrically
opposed and have this beautiful ying yang thing happening," saliers says.
"we went to school together, grew up together, our families are friends,
and we both have a deep respect for each other. our lives don't intersect
very much when we're not working together. we do our separate things, and
then we come together and it's great."


for saliers, 45, her "separate things" include co-owning the restaurant
watershed in decatur.


"the restaurant business is really a labor of love," she says. "you love
food and you love the experience of sharing food. we've been blessed. even
in dark economic times we're doing pretty well."


thanks in no small part to saliers, a frequent customer.


"i eat there once or twice a week, easily," she says. "even if i had no
ownership in it, i'd be eating there."


another non-indigo girls venture for saliers are the book she wrote with
her theology-teacher father, "a song to sing, a life to live: reflections
on music as spiritual practice," and the touring that has followed.


"we go primarily to churches with some sort of progressive bent," says
saliers who, like ray, is gay. "the performances have to do with the book,
how music augments our lives. dad becomes an indigo boy and sings or plays
amy's parts, and i become a church musician and play with him. then we have
questions and answers."


it's a unique bonding opportunity for father and daughter.


"i love my dad's company," saliers says. "he's always been such a
progressive thinker, and my mom's the same way."


and like their daughter and her siblings, they sing.


"the whole family sings," saliers says. "we're a bit like the von trapps."


saliers says the new indigo girls cd isn't a drastic departure from what
fans have heard before.


"the thing that's different is that it's a deluxe set of two discs," she
says. "one is the band version of the songs, and the other is an acoustic
version with just me and amy and the microphones."


saliers says that although she loved doing both versions, she prefers the
fuller versions.


"as a listener in life in general, i like production," she says. "i like
the beats and drums and that sort of thing."


she and ray are looking forward to city stages, although they probably
won't know until friday exactly what they're going to do.


"we make set lists fresh every night, depending on our mood," saliers says.
"the festival atmosphere is always good fun, because everyone's having such
a good time."


indigo girls play city stages' legacy credit union stage on friday, june
19, at 10 p.m. day passes $28; weekend passes $40 through june 14, $45
through june 18 through ticketmaster; $55 at the gate.


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