Amy Ray, with her impressive body of solo material, has clearly established herself as the "rock" half of Grammy-winning folk duo Indigo Girls. One of the most recognizable voices in
Glide Magazine had the pleasure of speaking with Amy Ray about the writing and recording of the newest album, as well as her feelings about the role of activism in their work, her relationship with Emily Saliers as songwriters, what it’s like to balance her Indigo Girls and solo work and why she doesn’t play “Blood and Fire” anymore.
The Indigo Girls brought their four-piece band to the beautiful Strathmore Music Center in N. Bethesda, MD last week, where they merged together fan favorites, old gems and brand new songs into a cohesive and utterly enjoyable two hour-long set.
While they could continue to deliver solid sets of songs constructed in their conventional paradigm, their willingness to experiment and travel in new directions with their latest record– and do so successfully– both reinvigorates their catalogue and shows that they still have plenty to say, and it’s worth listening in.