Indigo Girls will perform anti-mining benefits in Madison, St. Paul, and Washburn Sept. 6-8

indigo girls honor the earth

Their 1989 TV debut:

I’m not their greatest fan but I am enough of a fan that I was really excited about these performances and THEN I realized that the concerts are going to help fight the iron mine.
Woot woot! Buy tickets!

“HONOR THE EARTH and the INDIGO GIRLS would like to announce 3 very special acoustic duo shows,

September 6-8, 2013, in the upper Midwest to benefit HONOR THE EARTH.

Sept. 6-Madison, WI @ The Capitol Theater
with special guest, KELLY JACKSON

Sept. 7-St. Paul, MN @ O’Shaughnessy Auditorium
with special guests, LYZ JAAKOLA and NEECONIS WOMEN SINGERS

Sept. 8-Washburn, WI @ Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua
with special guest, KEITH SECOLA

IGs and HTE have chosen to play in Wisconsin and Minnesota to support the current movements in this region against extreme mining practices and destructive fossil fuel development.”

Learn more background at HonorTheEarth.org

LOGISTICS:
Madison
FRI, SEP 6, 2013 | 8 PM
Ticket Prices
$59.50 | $49.50 | $39.50 (all seats reserved)
Buy tickets at Overture

St. Paul
Saturday, September 7th, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.
Ticket Prices
$35 and $30. Some student tickets are/were made available for $10/each.
Buy tickets at The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University

Washburn, WI
September 8, 2013 7:30 pm
Ticket Prices: $40/$53/$63
Buy tickets at Big Top Chautauqua

Some of us (me) haven’t really listened to The Indigo Girls in a devoted fashion since the early 90’s. How are they sounding these days? Great!

Here they are playing on Studio Q a few months ago:

What the heck. I’ll also give you a link to this 23 minute interview they did with Q’s Jian Ghomeshi. It was uploaded to YouTube on Mar 29, 2013. They talk about how tightly interwoven their musical style and creativity is, about their activism (“when we started out we would sing at a soup kitchen”), their independent label, being ‘out’ lesbians and deciding they were not going to stay safely inside of women-oriented clubs when they started out in Atlanta, how they plan to tour with Joan Baez, and more. They are two very honest and humble people and Jian gives them plenty of space to expose that. He’s the opposite of the top-40-style interviewer that had no idea what to do with Amy and Emily back in their early days.

Their latest album entitled “Beauty Queen Sister” was released in 2011. It’s their 14th.
Here’s a review.

Here’s the amazon link which contains more personal reviews and samples.

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