Folk music fans can get their fix at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe with an Indigo Girls concert March. 24.
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers first met in elementary school in Decatur, Georgia and began singing together during high school. Originally billed as Saliers & Ray, the pair adopted the name Indigo Girls while in college at Atlanta’s Emory University.
During college the duo performed in local clubs at night. They released a self-produced, full-length album in 1987 and contracted with a major record company in 1988.
Their first release was a self-titled record, which hit No. 22 on the album chart. It included their first hit "Closer To Fine,” which scored No. 26 on the modern rock chart. In 1990, The Indigo Girls won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. They were also nominated for Best New Artist.
Their second album, “Nomads Indians Saints,” went gold in December 1991 and included the hit song "Hammer and a Nail.” The 1992 album “Rites of Passage” featured the song "Galileo,” the duo's first Top 10 modern rock music track.
Over the years The Indigo Girls have released 12 original studio albums, three live records, greatest hits compilations, a rarities album and a Christmas record.
The pair remains active in recording and touring. Don’t miss your chance to see the Indigo Girls show at the South Shore Room this spring.