Indigo Girls Perform Songs Old & New at The Minnesota Zoo

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In 1985 Amy Ray and Emily Saliers released their self-titled EP Indigo girls. Thirty-two years and eighteen albums later they brought their extensive collection to two sold out nights as part of the Minnesota Zoo music series.

Opening for the Indigo girls was new artist Becky Warren whose bluesy voice and southern twang seemed to surprised the crowd supporting her release War Surplus. Rarely do you see an artist come who captures the heart and soul of an audience who clearly was not there to see the opening act.


After a quick intermission, the Indigo girls took the stage without the support of a backup band performing Jonas and Ezekiel. Going back to how they started, just the two of them on stage singing classics, they also sprinkled in some new material and even played a few hidden tracks from their previous albums along the way.


Amy’s voice sounded better than ever while Emily seemed to struggle a little, though the harmonizing together proved to be why they have been selling out venues for over thirty years. As the crowd sang along to Indigo essentials such as Ghost and Up On The Watershed, it was the new material like Spread The Pain that will quickly go down as Indio Girl classics.


The girls proved to hold a strong and faithful following in the Twin Cities by listening to the crowd sing over them (some even crying) as they performed the Power Of Two . Not only did they certainly please their die hard fans, but surely picked up a handful of new followers as well.

Catch the girls on tour!

Aug 30 Weesner Family Amphitheater, St Paul, MN
Sep 01 Bluestem Amphitheater w/ Bonnie Raitt (Honor the Earth Benefit), Moorhead, MN
Sep 02 Crossroads KC, Kansas City, MO
Sep 03 Chautauqua Auditorium (SOLD OUT), Boulder, CO
Sep 08 Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA
Sep 09 Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, Livermore, CA
Sep 10 The Center for the Arts Grass Valley, CA Tickets & More
Sep 12 The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
Sep 13 Humphreys Concerts By the Bay San Diego, CA
Sep 14 The Van Buren Phoenix, AZ
Sep 27 Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA
Oct 04 Emily Saliers @ Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN
Oct 05 Emily Saliers @ Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI
Oct 06 Emily Saliers @ Delmar Hall, Saint Louis, MO
Oct 07 Emily Saliers @ Old School Town of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
Oct 09 Emily Saliers @ The Ark Ann Arbor, MI
Oct 11 Emily Saliers @ The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
Oct 12 Emily Saliers @ World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA
Oct 13 Emily Saliers @ Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY
Oct 14 Emily Saliers @ The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park, NJ
Oct 16 Emily Saliers @ Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis, MD
Oct 17 Emily Saliers @ City Winery, Nashville, TN
Oct 18 Emily Saliers @ The Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC
Oct 20 Emily Saliers @ Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw, NC
Oct 21 Emily Saliers @ Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Oct 22 Emily Saliers @ Mountain Stage Radio Show, Charleston, WV

Written by Richard Dollarhide

Photographer, Photojournalist, Executive Chef and Full Time Artist


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