The Indigo Girls have done it again. After the release of their 14th album, Beauty Queen Sister, in October 2011, the Grammy-winning Folk/Rock duo have now embarked on their second year touring this already beloved album. Bluestockings had the exceptional opportunity to speak with Indigo Girl Emily Saliers about this new album and about the band’s continued activism through its music and involvement in grassroots organizations. Providence is fortunate to welcome these two talented women, along with the Atlanta-based male band The Shadowboxers, to Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel tonight, February 26th.
This Thursday, February 28th marks the 24th anniversary of the Indigo Girls’ release of their title album, Indigo Girls (1989). For many, the music of their early albums remains forever current, but the Indigo Girls have never ceased to continue producing new music. On Beauty Queen Sister, the Indigo Girls have incorporated some new sound, working with different musicians on some of their tracks. Over the years, however, the Indigo Girls have maintained their signature folk sound with honest, poetic lyrics that continue to touch and inspire listeners.
Look for an in-depth interview with Emily Saliers in which she discusses the evolution of her career and her activism in Bluestockings’ next issue.
-Sally Katz, Arts Editor