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ig-news-digest        friday, december 17 2010        volume 12 : number 047


today's subjects:
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  [ig-news] fwd: indigo girls: new amy ray solo cd "mvp live" now available!  [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.c]
  [ig-news] holiday album review from the charleston gazette  [sherlyn koo <]


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date: fri, 17 dec 2010 10:21:26 +1100
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>
subject: [ig-news] fwd: indigo girls: new amy ray solo cd "mvp live" now available!


hi folks,


amy has a new solo record out - see announcement below.


you can order the cd at http://www.daemonrecords.com/amy/index.htm.


cheers,
sherlyn

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subject: indigo girls: new amy ray solo cd "mvp live" now available!
date: thu, 16 dec 2010 10:18:40 -0500
from: "indigo girls" <news@indigogirls.com>
to: sherlyn@pixelopolis.com
reply-to: indigogirls <news@indigogirls.com>


hey ho,


i know i been talking about this one for a while and it's finally here.
amy ray mvp live represents the last couple years of touring i have done
with my all-star band of "most valuable players." i am lucky to have this
band - they play at a level that always challenges me musically, but most
importantly they elevate the heart and soul of my songs.


i met kaia wilson (guitar, vocals) and melissa york (drums) way back in
1999 when they were playing with their punk trio-the butchies. i had been a
fan of team dresch and always hoped to make music of this vein. when they
stepped into my life, these dreams came true. julie wolf (keys, vocals) is
an amazing player that i've known over the years in many different musical
circles. she has played extensively with the ig's in the last 5 years and
is now the glue that holds this band together in so many ways. i met greg
griffith (bass, producer, vocals) through melissa york. he has been her
rhythmic counterpart in many projects, since they were young punks running
around nyc. i started with greg as a producer on my last studio record,
didn't it feel kinder. he is now a permanent fixture in my musical life.


sound engineer, brian speiser went on a couple of tours to run sound and
record our shows on good days and bad. i combed through the recordings and
found what i thought were our most representative moments. speiser mixed
the sounds together in a masterful way, always keeping in mind the point of
view of the audience, and the feel of the show and club. this is a swath of
what he captured.


live music is a visceral experience that can't be totally captured with
digital bits or tape, but i am hoping mvp live will at the very least
reflect the moments that we shared with the "small but mighty" audiences in
the rock clubs where we play. my strongest hope is that this live record
will take you to the show and then transport you to a place of energy,
strength, and emotion.


sincerely,


a ray
12.2010


atlanta artist, erin dangar created a primo package that includes trading
cards of the band and tour photos. the cd will be available through digital
sites as well, but this special edition signed package is only available at
our shows and through the daemon records website. i might add that me,
brian, and a few other folks stayed up through a power outage putting these
cd packages together.....


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date: fri, 17 dec 2010 10:28:32 +1100
from: sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>
subject: [ig-news] holiday album review from the charleston gazette


hi folks,


you can probably guess from the subject line what this is!


you can read it online at http://sundaygazettemail.com/news/201012150898.


cheers,
sherlyn


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december 15, 2010
new music: indigo girls, reverend john get in the spirit
by michael lipton
the charleston gazette


"holly happy days"
the indigo girls
www.indigogirls.com
vanguard records


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hard to believe this is the indigos' first holiday project, but a good one
it is.


the set kicks off with the old-time, bluegrassy "i feel the christmas
spirit," with alison brown's banjo driving the tune home. while the dozen
tracks include some nice originals - the rolling, good-time feel of
"wonder
song" and the gentle "mistletoe," which recalls cs&n - it's hard in my
book
to beat the standard christmas fare.


and, as with every indigo release, the thread that ties this set together
is the seamless vocal blend between amy ray and emily sailers. check out
"o
holy night" and the breathtaking vocal ensemble (with an assist by brandi
carlisle) on "in the bleak midwinter." other standouts include, "angels we
have heard on high," "peace child" (with beautiful violin parts by bulla)
and a waltz time, near-barbershop version of "i'll be home for christmas."


i'm not quite sold on "happy joyous hanukkah," one of those woody guthrie
songs that was put to music after his death (in this case by the
klezmatics' lorin sklamberg), but i do understand that whole inclusiveness
thing.


the disc also features some spiffy packaging - a little "bow" you have to
undo to open it, and three hangable "holly happy days ornaments" with
lyrics.


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