On July 23, 2015, The Indigo Girls played two shows at City Winery. Our friends at WFUV hosted a special 5pm show for their marquee members and the 8pm show was open to the public, however most tickets sold during our private VinoFile sale before the few tickets were released to the public.
Grammy-winning folk-rock duo Indigo Girls deliver a beautifully crafted batch of songs that revel in spirited simplicity. Alternating richly textured storytelling with moody ruminations on modern-world worries, their songs reveal a fierce longing for a more idyllic existence while still celebrating the extraordinary in everyday living.
The Indigo Girls played numerous songs of their new album, One Lost Day, just released in June including crowd favorites, “Learned It To Me”, “Southern California is Your Girlfriend,” and “Come a Long Way”. They closed the show out with classic song “Galileo” then encored with “The Rise of the Black Messiah” and “Closer to Fine”, both hit songs from One Lost Day. Special guest Lucy Wainwright-Roche, who recently played with Shawn Colvin at City Winery joined The Indigo Girls for a few songs.
Decades into their career, the Indigo Girls still amaze conventional pundits with their ability to grow and thrive no matter what the state of the music industry is at any given point. The Indigo Girls stand tall, having earned the lasting respect and devotion of a multi-generational audience, which continues to experience their creative evolution in the studio and on stage. No matter where their creative journey takes them, they hold out a hand to their listeners and we get to feel it all.
Photo credit for all photos: Al Pereira