Emily Saliers is one half of the duo Indigo Girls along with Amy Ray. Over the years, they have sold over fifteen million albums worldwide, including eight double-platinum, platinum and gold discs, as well as earning six Grammy nominations. In 1989, they were nominated for Best New Artist and took home the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Saliers has written many of the Indigo Girls’ fans favorite compositions and concert stand outs including Closer To Fine, Get Out the Map, Galileo, Least Complicated, Power Of Two, Love of Our Lives and Fill It Up Again. The Indigo Girls are well-known for their social and environmental activism. They have worked for nearly two decades with Honor the Earth, the nonprofit foundation they co-founded, on issues of environmental justice and have supported innumerable grassroots organizations. Emily is also co-owner of the acclaimed Watershed restaurant on Peachtree and co-authored the book, “A Song to Sing, A Life to Live: Reflections on Music as Spiritual Practice” with her dad Don Saliers.
Indigo Girls recently completed a new studio album, produced by Jordan Brooke Hamlin and mixed by Brian Joseph, which was released on June 2nd. And having wrapped up the mixing and mastering of that, she is now turning her attention to writing and recording her first solo record, slated for a 2016 release. The record will be produced by critically acclaimed violinist Lyris Hung.