Love her ‘Tender’ — an interview with Amy Ray

Indigo Girl Amy Ray’s fifth solo studio album “Goodnight Tender” fulfills a promise Ray has been hinting at throughout her music career. A country record through and through, the traditional sounds on “Goodnigh...

[Video] Emily Saliers got hitched, y’all



Emily Saliers, one-half of Atlanta's own Indigo Girls, is a legally married woman. She announced the news at a Vancouver concert on Saturday, the first stop of the folk duo's Canadian tour.

Just so happens Saliers' new wife, Tristin Chipman, is Canadian. Saliers shouted the crowd, "I got married!" and explained the two tied the knot in New York. The two also have a nine-month old daughter.

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Joan Baez on music, activism and kissing a girl

Joan Baez

Joan Baez. The name conjures images of a hippie-era folk musician who performed at the legendary Woodstock concert (while pregnant) and dated fellow musician Bob Dylan. Her renditions of songs like “Diamonds & Rust,” “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and “We Shall Overcome” remain iconic to this day.

But Joan Baez, now 71, is still going strong. She just kicked off a tour this week and will have 10 special shows where she will perform with Atlanta’s own Indigo Girls, including shows at Atlanta’s Chastain Park Amphitheater June 14-15.

The concerts won’t be the first time Baez collaborated with Indigo Girls’ Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. The three have performed together since back in the early 1990s. They also recorded “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” together for Baez’ album “Ring Them Bells,” on which Baez also covered Indigo Girls’ “Welcome Me.”

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Hannah Thomas comes out to play

Hannah Thomas

Hannah Thomas, a 22-year-old native of Covington, Ga., has spent the last few years touring the East Coast and establishing herself as a mainstay on the local music scene. Last year, she won the Georgia Lottery’s All Access Music Search — impressive because she started as one of thousands of contestants competing for the prize of recording an EP at Capitol Records in Los Angeles.

GA Voice sat down with Hannah to hear about the upcoming release of her 7th recording, two upcoming Georgia shows, her Indigo Girl connection and her big, gay announcement.

GA Voice: What have you been up to?

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T Cooper, Amy Ray and Scott Turner Schofield reunite for Charis fundraiser

Charis benefit

“Real Man Adventures” by T Cooper is not a memoir. Really.

“It’s not a memoir! I swear!” Cooper states in an email interview.

His book “Real Man Adventures” (McSweeney’s, $23) includes stories about his life, but is so much more. Besides, Cooper stresses, he’s only 40 and that hardly qualifies him to write a memoir.

“There’s a part of the book where I say that the book is ‘a meditation on masculinity with some autobiographical elements’ — and that’s completely true. I mean, it’s a collage: there’s a bunch of interviews in there, conversations, straight journalism, artwork, a couple poems, letters and some essays,” he says.