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Indigo Girls

The Indigo Girls are an American folk-rock group, consisting of Amy Ray[?] and Emily Saliers[?].

They formed in Atlanta, Georgia in the early 1980s and debuted in 1986 (see 1986 in music) with Indigo Girls[?], an independently-released EP. Their first LP was Strange Fire[?], which sold poorly until the success of 10,000 Maniacs, Tracy Chapman and similar, female singer-songwriters.

Epic Records[?] signed the Indigo Girls and released Indigo Girls, an LP that received excellent critical reviews. The album also featured a collaboration with Michael Stipe (of R.E.M.). The second album, Indians Nomads Saints[?], was disappointing commercially and critically, as was the live follow-up, Back on the Bus, Y'All[?]. 1992's comeback album Rites of Passage[?] was an enormous success, as was Swamp Ophelia[?] (1994). Since then, a series of albums have played primarily to the Indigo Girls' loyal fanbase as the group toured and began Daemon Records[?], which has signed Ellen James Society[?], Kristen Hall[?] and James Hall[?], among others.

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