I started listening to the Indigo Girls in 1987 and haven’t stopped since. Yeah, I think they’ve had a few missteps along the way, but nothing too severe. For the most part, they are simply wonderful. Of the two, I’ve always leaned more toward Amy Ray‘s dark and somewhat brooding temperament. There’s just something about her ability and willingness to convey messages, emotions, stories that gets me.
Through a mutual musician friend (Caroline Aiken), I got to hang on tour with the Girls for a week in 1994. It was a benchmark experience. Another friend brought us together a few years later, and then Vonda Shepard circled us back again in 2008. It’s an awesome thing to actually know someone that you count as a hero. That’s how it is with me and Amy.