Indigo Girls Rock Mateel Community Center This Saturday, July 23rd
Mateel Press Release: On Saturday, July 23rd, Siskiyou Land Conservancy and the Mateel Community Center present a co-production and highly-anticipated benefit concert with the one and only Indigo Girls.
A folk rock duo consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, they met during elementary school and began performing together as high school students in Decatur, Georgia. They started performing with the name Indigo Girls as students at Emory University, holding down a weekly stint at The Dugout, a bar in the Emory Village. In 1987, they released a self-produced, full-length record that caught the attention of the major labels and led to their first recording contract in 1988. After releasing nine albums with major labels from 1988 through 2007, they resumed self-producing albums with their own IG Recordings company and, for their latest release, the Grammy-winning singer/ songwriters celebrate their long-standing passion for live performance in Staring Down The Brilliant Dream. This 2-disc set features 31 hand-selected songs from their 2006-2009 tours and “The Girls” are currently out on the road to support the album in the company of their top-notch backing band of Carol Isaacs (keys), Clare Kenny (bass), and Matt Chamberlain (drums).
Tickets are on sale now at the usual local outlets and online at www.mateel.org for a price of $40 advance. Tickets at the door will be $45 if available. 100% of concert proceeds directly benefit the environmental and community work of the non-profit Siskiyou Land Conservancy and the Mateel Community Center. Doors open at 8pm with Mount Moriah kicking off the music at 9pm. Beer, wine, gourmet snack foods, desserts, and refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information call 923-3368 or visit www.mateel.org and don’t miss this rare Humboldt performance by The Indigo Girls and Mount Moriah on Saturday, July 23rd.