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Pittsburgh, PA: Grammy winning folk icons the Indigo Girls will be performing at the Byham Theater on Sunday, March 3 at 8:00 p.m. with supporting act The Shadowboxers, a young 5-piece band originally from Atlanta. This will be the first time ever the group will have a full band tour and a chance for fans to hear their music performed in an all-new way. The group will be performing songs from their new record Beauty Queen Sister as well as their classics for one night only.
For more information and tickets ($30.75-$40.75): visit trustarts.org, call (412)456-6666, or in person: Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue. To purchase 10 or more tickets at discounted rates, please call (412)471-6970. The performance is part of the Cohen and Grigsby Trust Presents Series presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, who make up the Indigo Girls, continue to amaze decades into their careers with their ability to grow and thrive no matter what state the music industry is in. The duo began performing in high school, taking their honest, urgent performing styles to countless clubs and found success in 1989 with the release of their self-titled breakthrough album. The album included their first hit, “Closer to Fine,” which ended up winning them a Grammy in 1990 for Best Contemporary Folk Recording. Throughout the years, the group has earned a devout following in result of their constant touring and dedication to a number of social and environmental causes. Many artists who were popular in the late 1980s have come and gone, but the Indigo Girls have remained strong. Perhaps this is because of their crafty two-women-with-guitars formula, combining their two distinct personalities and songwriting styles to provide tension and an interesting balance.
The group’s latest studio album, Beauty Queen Sister (released on IG Records), delivers a head-over-heart approach that touches on a number of topics that are important to the group, such as the 2011 Egyptian Revolution and the ups & downs of the music industry. The New York Post says, “The music displayed honesty and self-awareness – qualities that not only transcended gender and genre, but are essential to the singer/songwriter craft.” For both Ray and Saliers, the record offers a fresh opportunity for exploration and discovery for the listener. Whether if they’re touring or delivering heartfelt songs on their records the Indigo Girls continue to deliver thought provoking music that takes their listeners on a new adventure.
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