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The recording career of Indigo Girls includes fourteen studio records, three live records and three greatest hits compilations: seven gold records, four reaching platinum, one reaching double platinum, cumulative sales in excess of 12 million records, seven Grammy nominations, one win. Tour History Spanning 25 Years: from Little 5 Points Pub to multiple nights at Chastain Park in Atlanta, Knitting Factory to Central Park to Madison Square Garden in New York City, Slims to Shoreline Ampitheatre in San Francisco, Borderline to Royal Albert Hall in London, Boulder Theatre to Red Rocks in Denver, Double Door to Ravinia in Chicago, Austin City Limits, Newport Folk Festival, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Bumbershoot, Glastonbury Festival, Bridge School Benefits with Neil Young.
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers success in Indigo Girls is attributed to constant touring, as well as staunch dedication to a number of social and environmental causes, having earned them a fervidly devoted following over the years. So many artists who launched their careers in the late 1980s have slipped from our collective memory. In contrast, the Indigo Girls stand tall, having earned the lasting respect and devotion of a multi-generational audience which continues to experience their creative evolution in the studio and on stage. Given that they are known for their voices, one thing that stands out when you see Indigo Girls live is their skill as instrumentalists with a revolving cast of guitars, mandolins and banjos.
”Amy and I are environmental activists, so anything we can do to help protect ecosystems and promote sustainable living will always be appealing to us,” Saliers said. “We have worked many years with native environmentalists, particularly with regard to energy justice issues.” They have championed the causes and held benefit concerts for the environment, gay rights, the rights of Native Americans, and the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. For many years they incorporated a recycling and public outreach program into their road tours by including Greenpeace representative Stephanie Fairbanks in their road crew. They helped Winona LaDuke establish Honor the Earth, an organization dedicated to creating support and education for native environmental issues. Ray and Saliers have also appeared at the annual SOA Watch rallies, the March for Women's Lives, and several other rallies and protests.
The Atlanta-based Shadowboxers have a passion for captivating lyrics, tight harmonies, and soulful vocals. Founding members Scott Schwartz, Matt Lipkins, and Adam Hoffman experienced an almost-instantaneous musical compatibility when they first started jamming. Together with drummer Jaron Pearlman and bassist Benjamin Ryan Williams, they've forged a cohesive sound based on a shared reverence for the strong, taut harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel, D'Angelo, and The Beatles. This young band's unified sound has an R&B-soaked, smart perspective replete with an abundance of vocal talent and songwriting skill. In the short time the quintet has been playing together, The Shadowboxers have found a collective voice that is intelligent, soulful, and catchy.