Amy Ray: 2019
Amy Ray in Studio A (photo by Olivia Brewer/WFUV)
Amy Ray may be the hardest working artist in show biz.
There's her 30-plus year run as one half of Indigo Girls and her significant work as an activist. She's the mom of an ever-moving toddler, collaborates with many artists and friends, and she still stays just as committed to a her ongoing solo career. Her latest solo album, Holler, brought us together for an FUV Live session, and during our visit, Ray revealed that she is the primary driver of her band's van and the one who is best capable of loading it in and out. Like I said: she's the hardest working musician I know!
Holler brings the swagger and the tender together, and our session brings out those qualities too, with a couple of full-band performances of "Sure Feels Good Anyway" and "Sparrow's Boogie" and an intimate version of one of my favorites on the album, "Fine With the Dark."
[Recorded: 5/31/19; Engineer: Jim O'Hara; Producer: Sarah Wardrop]