Indigo Girls are an American folk rock music duo consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. They met in
elementary school and began performing together as high school students in Decatur, Georgia.
They started performing with the name Indigo Girls as students at Emory University, performing weekly at
The Dugout, a bar in Emory Village.
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
American folk, folk rock
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Did You Know
• Amy has founded a non profit organization that promotes independent musicians
Emily is an entrepreneur in the restaurant industry as well as a professional author
Both Amy and Emily identify as lesbian and are active in political and environmental causes.
Indigo Girls Quotes
"yeah but what it takes to cross the great divide
seems more than all the courage I can muster up inside
although we get to have some answers when we reach the other side
the prize is always worth the rocky ride"
"The best thing you've ever done for meâ¦is to help me take my life less seriouslyâ¦âcuz its only life after allâ¦"
"Whatever happened to anyone else could happen to you and to me - And the end of my youth was the possible truth that it all happens randomly."
"With all the blood newly dried in the desert, can we not fertilize the land with something else?"
Indigo Girls Awards
Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Recording (Indigo Girls)
GLAMA Award (Gay/Lesbian American Music Awards) for Best Duo/Group for "It's Alright."
GLAMA Award for Producers of the Year