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ig-news-digest         tuesday, july 13 2010         volume 12 : number 021

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  [ig-news] holiday album info        [sherlyn koo <>]


date: tue, 13 jul 2010 09:43:16 +1000
from: sherlyn koo <>
subject: [ig-news] holiday album info

hey folks,

here's some info about the holiday album, from


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indigo girls record bluegrass holiday album

posted jul 12th 2010 9:00am by nancy dunham

indigo girlsemily saliers and amy ray -- known collectively as the indigo
girls -- are going bluegrass! the celebrated folk-rock duo have enlisted
some of nashville's best musicians to help record their upcoming bluegrass
holiday album.

emily, amy and the other players, including banjo player-guitarist alison
brown and bassist viktor krauss (brother of alison krauss), spent two weeks
in nashville recording the album, which has three original songs mixed in
with classic holiday tunes. the album, tentatively titled 'holly happy
days,' is slated for an october release.

"amy and i have been approached about recording a holiday record before.
it was unusual, because this time amy and i both said at the same time,
'let's do a holiday record this year,'" emily tells the boot. "we were both
totally into it. it was a blast, really the most fun i ever had making a

so why bluegrass for this holiday album? although fans often think of
amy's songwriting as more rock oriented, she actually writes quite a few
bluegrass tunes, says emily. recording a bluegrass-tinged album was
something both women had wanted to do for quite a while, as both are big
fans of the genre and the artistry of its players.

"alison brown is a genius. a true genius," says emily who lavished praise
on each player's vision for the album. "when you're in the presence of that
much talent, it is almost too much to take in. i looked forward to going to
the studio every single day."

the holiday album comes on the heels of the girls' two-disc, 31-song live
album, 'staring down the brilliant dream,' which includes memorable
selections from shows ranging from 2006 to 2009, personal reflections about
the featured songs and a multitude of photos. it was released last month,
five years later after their last live album, the platinum-selling '1200

the indigo girls are currently part of the lilith fair tour and have
concerts scheduled throughout the year. for a full list of cities and dates
click here.

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