The Indigo Girls recently brought the legendary folk-rock show
they've been honing since the mid-1980s to Zankel Hall. In guest blog
posts, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers share their thoughts on making their
Carnegie Hall debut.
For me, very few professional experiences have rivaled turning the
corner down a bustling New York City street and entering the backstage
door to Carnegie Hall for an imminent performance. There are many
storied venues in NYC, but Carnegie Hall has that special je ne sais
quoi, and the intimate Zankel Hall proved to be all that we were excited
about before we even arrived. The room was intimate but not
intimidating, and the New York crowd was, as always, teeming with
enthusiasm and spirit and singing voices.
It was a thrill to stand on the stage and be in the building where so
many incredible musicians have performed. The thrill of New York is
still alive in my heart: the history, the indefatigable audiences, the
exchange of energy, the gift of art. I will always remember calling
home, after a wonderful night in Zankel, and saying, "Dad, we played
Amy Ray's blog post will appear tomorrow.