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.
Amy Ray, known for her rocking solo shows and as half of the beloved Atlanta folk duo Indigo Girls, will headline the Sunday stage at Atlanta Pride, organizers announced today.
The annual festival is set for Oct. 13-14 in Piedmont Park. Pride officials had already announced that Andy Bell of Erasure would headline Saturday's entertainment.
Ray's performance is set for Sunday evening, immediately before the Starlight Cabaret drag extravaganza closes out the festival.
“We are thrilled to announce Amy Ray as our Sunday headliner!” said Glen Paul Freedman, Atlanta Pride board chair, in a press release announcing the show. “The 2012 line-up is shaping up to be a great one and with the addition of Amy Ray, our festival goers are sure to be entertained.”
Fans of acoustic music have a big week coming up as three talented lesbian singer-songwriters play Atlanta shows in seven days. ans of acoustic music have a big week coming up as three talented lesbian singer-songwriters play Atlanta shows in seven days.Fans of acoustic music have a big week coming up as three talented lesbian singer-songwriters play Atlanta shows in seven days. The tunes get started with a solo show by Amy Ray on March 10, followed by concerts by gritty singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier on March 16 and eclectic performer Bitch on March 17.
Ray and musical partner Emily Saliers have led the way for acoustic musicians for more than two decades as Indigo Girls, the beloved Atlanta-based lesbian folk-rock duo. Ray has also released solo albums since 2000, allowing her to explore a more raw, more eclectic style.
“Lung of Love,” her sixth solo effort, dropped Feb. 28, backed by a tour that has Ray playing small venues around the country. She plays Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse on March 10.