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Amy Ray

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Many artists, music and in any other case, use their craft to supply a visible system for the problems they have confidence in. Their activism turns into interwoven making use of their artwork. The Indigo Young ladies have always been known for voicing their politics and social sights in tune. Amy Ray teamed up with Emily Saliers whilst in senior high school, and shortly the duo became a staple within the Atlanta music picture. In 1981, their indie music career started with a cellar recording known as Tuesday’s Children. A very important factor resulted in another, plus they agreed upon with Epic Information in 1988. Despite nearly polar-opposite designs, they fulfilled on the normal ground of tranquility and the like of significant music. Ray brought open fire and globe, Saliers the blowing wind and drinking water. The alchemy demonstrated marvelous, and their make of folk-rock strike at just the proper period alongside the successes of Tracy Chapman, Suzanne Vega, and 10,000 Maniacs. With an exceptionally faithful and passionate group of fans, they sold an incredible number of albums and garnered several awards over time, but which was never really the idea. Moreover, they indicated themselves artistically, poetically, politically, and spiritually. Each launch forced the Indigo Ladies’ musical limitations. They incorporated components of folk, nation, rock and roll, pop, punk, and spirit into their development, giving each recording a fresh audio without losing view of their artwork or themselves. To provide back that which was directed at them, Ray founded the not-for-profit Daemon Information in 1990. Her objective was to aid local artists in a grassroots level, to instruct young artists how exactly to further their very own careers, also to keep the self-employed spirit alive, not merely within the Atlanta music community, however in herself aswell. Rose Polenzani, ph Stability, Three Finger Cowboy, as well as the Rock-A-Teens, amongst others, possess all approved through the institution of Daemon. Influenced from the music of the rings and Southern punk/indie rock and roll, Ray embarked on a single experience in 2000. Vacationing throughout the Southeast with electric guitar and amp in tow, she composed, rehearsed, and documented Stag, which strike the roads in March 2001. The depths and strength of her artistry and feelings are uncovered in awe-inspiring shows on its ten music, offering Ray a community forum to more completely express her politics stances and queries of self within a tone of voice and style nearly fitted to an Indigo Young ladies record. Stag was accompanied by the likewise themed Prom in 2005. Ray released Live from Knoxville in 2007. Pursuing many well-received Indigo Ladies albums, she released the introspective single providing Beauty Queen Sister in 2011, and adopted it with Lung of Like in early 2012 — both on Daemon. The second option contained visitor vocal places from Brandi Carlile and My Morning hours Jacket’s Yim Yames. In early 2014, Ray released Goodnight Sensitive, her first nation album. Guests within the arranged included Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and Susan Tedeschi.

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Full Name Amy Ray
Profession Actor, Singer-songwriter, Music Producer
Nationality American
Children Ozilline Graydon
Partner Carrie Schrader


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Transparent 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Reluctant Fundamentalist 2012 lyrics: "Measure of Me" - as Amy Elizabeth Ray / music: "Measure of Me" - as Amy Elizabeth Ray / performer: "Measure of Me" - as Amy Elizabeth Ray
The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 performer: "Bus Bus" / writer: "Bus Bus"
Indigo Girls: Live at the Roxy 2008 TV Movie writer: "Pendulum Swinger", "Shame On You", "Little Perenials", "World Falls", "Lay My Head Down", "Three County Highway", "Money Made You Mean", "Dairy Queen", "Last Tears", "Tried to be True", "Let it Ring", "Rock and Roll Heaven's Gate", "Tether", "Land of Canaan" - uncredited
Peppa Pig TV Series performer - 1 episode writer - 1 episode
Charity 2004 Short lyrics: "Sister" / music: "Sister"
Boys on the Side 1995 writer: "Joking"
Indigo Girls: Live at the Uptown Lounge 1990 Video documentary writer: "Secure Yourself", "Land Of Canaan", "Blood And Fire", "Strange Fire", "Kid Fears", "Welcome Me" - uncredited

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Transparent 2015 TV Series Indigo Girls
Indigo Girls: Live at the Roxy 2008 TV Movie
Join the Resistance: Fall in Love 2003 Short
Boys on the Side 1995 Indigo Girl

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Joan Baez: Rebel Icon 2015 Documentary short Herself
Paradise Garden 2014 Documentary Herself
Finster 2012 Documentary short Herself
My First Guitar 2011 Documentary Herself
Shining Through: Behind the Scenes at True Colors 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2004-2007 TV Series Herself / Indigo Girls
The View 2006 TV Series Herself
Wordplay 2006 Documentary Herself
Trudell 2005 Documentary Herself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2004 TV Series Herself
Breakfast with the Arts 2004 TV Series Herself
Coup d'état 2003 Herself (interviewed)
Indigo Girls: Live at the Fillmore 2000 Documentary Herself
Ellen 1998 TV Series Herself / Indigo Girl
Behind the Music 1997 TV Series documentary Herself
Lilith Fair: A Celebration of Women in Music 1997 TV Special documentary Performer (as Indigo Girls)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1996 TV Series Herself
Indigo Girls: Watershed 1995 Video documentary Herself
Indigo Girls: Live at the Uptown Lounge 1990 Video documentary Herself

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