CARNEGIEHALL AND WFUV PRESENT GRAMMY WINNING FOLK-ROCK DUO INDIGO GIRLS IN ZANKEL HALL ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER23 AT 10:00 PM
On Saturday, October 23 at 10:00 p.m., renowned Americansinger/songwriter duo, the Indigo Girls make their Zankel Hall debut,performing an evening of classic songs from throughout their career—includingselections from their new album, Staring Down the Brilliant Dream. Knownfor their rich melodies and harmonies, the Indigo Girls—Amy Ray and EmilySaliers—perform the opening concert of this season’s WFUV Live at Zankelseries, presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with WFUV, 90.7 FM, whichcelebrates the art of singer-songwriters and the eclectic nature of theirmusic. The 2010–2011 lineup also includes performances by singer-songwriter MartinSexton (December 11), British guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson(March 19), and singer Edie Brickell with her new band The Gaddabouts(April 8). WFUV Music Director Rita Houston curates the annual series withCarnegie Hall and serves as host for the concerts.For nearly 25 years, the Indigo Girls have performed together in venues rangingfrom cramped clubs to vast arenas. They got their start as a regular act at TheLittle 5 Points Pub in Atlanta, Georgia, and were tangentially considered partof the Athens, Georgia, college rock scene that included The B-52's, R.E.M.,and Widespread Panic. In 1990, the duo won a Grammy Award for Best ContemporaryFolk Album. With a legacy of acclaimed albums and tours behind them, thesix-time Grammy Award nominees have outlasted many of their peers and forgedtheir own way in the music business.The duo’s new two-disc album, Staring Down the Brilliant Dream (VanguardRecords), was released in June and represents a celebration of theirlong-standing passion for live performance. The album features 31 songs, eachhand-selected by the duo to capture the most memorable moments of their liveconcerts from 2006–2009, with tracks that range from new to old and fromgreatest hits to more obscure numbers, as well as a handful of classic coversongs.Carnegie Hall’s WFUV Live at Zankel, which began in October 2005 as CityFolk® Live at Zankel, is based on WFUV’s pioneering music format whichblends adult rock, singer-songwriters, and roots music. Artists who haveperformed as part of the series include the bird and the bee, Rosanne Cash,Marc Cohn, Cowboy Junkies, Kathleen Edwards and John Doe, Alejandro Escovedo,Richie Havens, Nick Lowe, Gary Louris and Mark Olson, Shelby Lynne, NellieMcKay, Joan Osborne, Jane Siberry, and Suzanne Vega among others.WFUV (90.7 FM, wfuv.org) WFUV is a non-commercial, listener-supportedpublic radio station, licensed to Fordham University for 60 years. Serving morethan 300,000 listeners each week in the New York area and thousands moreworldwide on the web, and a leader in contemporary music radio, WFUV offers aneclectic mix of rock, singer-songwriters, blues, world and other music, plusheadlines from National Public Radio, local news, and sports.Program InformationSaturday, October 23 at 10:00 p.m.Zankel HallIndigo GirlsPresented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with WFUV.Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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