Indigo GirlsThe 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.