Indigo Girls




When Amy Ray and Emily Saliers first met in elementary school in Decatur, Georgia, they never planned to be musical legends. Known mostly for their folk rock musicality, flavors of R&B, soul, rock and country also infiltrate. It was their loyal fan base which inspired them to take their talents more seriously than just performing at the local open mikes post high school.  After their first release in 1985, this duo’s Grammy Award for “Best Contemporary Folk Album” launched them into the national spotlight.  Both avid songwriters, their hits Closer to Fine and Galileo cemented their place in the charts.  Besides their success in music, the Indigo Girls are activists for the environment and many other causes.  Their vocal blends and songwriting styles are explored in this episode of On Canvas.


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  • English Major

    “There vocal blends…” Really?

    • Sarah Kaizar

      Thanks for the catch, English Major — we just made the correction. hope you enjoy the episode tomorrow night!




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On Tour is an Emmy Award winning music and performance program recorded live on location at local venues in and around Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. The On Tour series features regional, national and international artists performing a wide range of musical styles including rock n' roll, R&B, country, jazz, blues, alternative rock, indie, folk and classical. The hallmark of On Tour is the seamless weaving of intimate artist interviews with great performances.


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