Album Reviews

Indigo Girls

One Lost Day

Artist:     Indigo Girls

Album:     One Lost Day

Label:     IG

Release Date:     06/02/2015


With their 14th studio album, One Lost Day, the Indigo Girls’ signature harmonies haven’t aged a bit. Describing universal events like childbirth, addiction and the death of a parent on 13 new tunes, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers identify themselves as survivors. Over 35 years, they have created seven gold, four platinum, and one double platinum album, while singing their original stories set to folk/rock music filled with whimsy, rawness, sadness and joy.

Up-and-coming producer Jordan Brooke Hamlin and sound engineer Brian Joseph contribute on this new album. Drummer Brady Blade and pianist Carol Isaacs from the IG’s 2011 Beauty Queen Sister album have returned to the fold. Guest musicians Lex Price and Chris Donohue on bass, along with multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Butterfly Boucher, together with drummer Fred Eltringham, bring an infectious energy. “California is Your Girlfriend” and “Texas was Clean” sound reminiscent of the IG’s early roots music.

The album’s final track, “Come a Long Way,” poetically reveals the duo’s remarkable journey to mainstream acceptance since recording their first single in 1985 while attending Emory University. With ageless spirit, the Indigo Girls rekindle their passions once again.

—Donna Marie Miller

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