The Indigo Girls: Sweet-and-Sour Folk
Countless trends have come and gone, but the popularity of The Indigo Girls has barely waned since the late '80s. It helps that the duo's sweet-and-sour folk music is just as heavily influenced by rock and world music as it is by the likes of Joni Mitchell, but consistency has also played a significant role in The Indigo Girls' longevity.
Members Emily Saliers (the soft-voiced one) and Amy Ray (the raspy-voiced one) have been friends since kindergarten, began making music together in the early '80s, and took the name The Indigo Girls in 1985. Since the 1989 release of its Grammy-winning self-titled debut, the band has been prolific and successful. The Indigo Girls' latest album, Despite Our Differences, takes another step toward diversifying the duo's music.
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