Indigo Girls Joan Baez
Joan Baez is an American folk and rock musician from Staten Island, New York City who has been active in the world of music since 1958. Hailed as one of the most famous names in folk music genre, she is also a songwriter and plays the guitar, ukulele and piano. Over the course of a career spanning over half a century, she has released music through a number of record labels including Vanguard, A&M, CBS, Gold Castle, Virgin, Guardian and more recently, Koch. She has also played with and collaborated with many artists including the likes Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, the Grateful Dead, Pail Simon and Mimi Farina.
Baez became a household name in folk rock genre after her first three albums that were certified gold. Her popular songs include There but for Fortune, Diamonds & Rust, The Night The Drove Old Dixie Down, Farewell Angelina and Sweet Sir Galahad. She is a regular fixture at many of the most popular music festivals in the US, such as the Woodstock Festival, and is known for her commitment to human rights, nonviolence, the environment and civil rights. More recently, Amnesty International launched the Amnesty International Joan Baez Award for Outstanding Service in Global Fight for Human Rights, with the first such award presented to Baez herself. In the future, the award will be presented to artists who have helped advance human rights.
Baez has released numerous songs and albums, many of which have topped folk, rock and country music charts. Now, the Queen of Folk is all set to share the stage with yet another phenomenal folk music group Indigo Girls at the upcoming concert. This folk music duo from Atlanta, Georgia has been active since 1985 and plays some exciting folk and folk rock music. Their music has been released by the likes of Vanguard, Epic, Legacy, Columbia and the duo's own Indigo Records. The duo is a longtime Joan Baez collaborator and has also worked with the likes of R.E.M, Michael Stipe, Ferron, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Brandi Carlile.
The Indigo Girls consists of Emily Saliers and Amy Ray, two friends who met while studying at the same elementary school and began performing as high school students while in Decatur, Georgia. They officially began performing under the Indigo Girls moniker while studying at Emory University, first performing at Emory Village's The Dugout. In 1987, they released their debut album and were then signed with a major record label in 1988. Until 2007, they released nine popular studio albums, released by some of the biggest record labels in the industry.
Each of the two artists has also released solo albums. Amy Ray also became the founder of a not-for-profit that helps promote indie musicians. Emily Saliers is a restaurant entrepreneur and a professional author. She also collaborates with Dr. Don Saliers, her father, in many a causes. Both members of Indigo Girls are also activists fighting for a number of environmental and political causes. Baez and the Indigo Girls make up an exciting act to see live on stage for fans of folk rock music, thanks to their long and rich history of playing together. At these upcoming concerts, they can be heard live after buying Joan Baez & Indigo Girls tickets.