Girl Goes To See Indigo Girls

Ran into the greatness of Erin Ragsdale (of Allyn Partners) at Ali Baba last night. She said she was going to see the Indigo Girls next door. I said review it for FrontBurner nation. She did. That’s how the magic happens, folks.

A Perfect Mix of Old and New

I have been a fan of the Indigo Girls for 15 years and never seen them in concert, so to say I was excited to go to their show last night at the Lakewood Theater would be an understatement.

I am far more familiar with their older albums like Swamp Ophelia, Nomads Indians Saints and Rites of Passage than their new ones like Rarities and All That We Let In, so I was worried that their show would be a lot of their new favorites with only a smattering of classics. I quickly realized I had nothing to worry about.

While they opened the night with a song I had never heard, their unbelievable musical talent is captivating. Both Amy Ray and Emily Saliers had guitar changes between every song with a little harmonica thrown in by Amy Ray every so often for good measure. They sing and harmonize with one another effortlessly, and last night they put together a perfect mix of old and new that the crowd did not want to end.

They sang crowd favorites like “Hammer And A Nail,” “Shame On You,” and “Fill It Up Again,” but the highlights of the night were a reverent sing along rendition of the romantic “Power Of Two” and a full-blown jam session to “Chickenman.”

They closed the show exactly how it should have been closed, with an encore of their most popular song, “Galileo.”

Of course I would have liked to hear more of my favorites like “Least Complicated,” “Joking,” and “Watershed,” but now I look forward to getting to know some of their more recent hits I seem to have missed. Next time they come to Dallas, I will look forward to hearing their old songs, but hope to have a love for their new ones as well.

The most disappointing moment of the night came when I realized I had lost an over-under bet with a friend about the number of men that would be in attendance at the concert. Eric Nelson, your chicka-chick-boom-boom at Chuy’s on Friday night will be courtesy of me and your lovely wife Colleen. There were more than 20 men enjoying the Indigo Girls concert last night. Some were even in the front singing along. –Erin Ragsdale

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