GoWild! Benefit Concert: The Indigo Girls • folk, rock • Keith Secola

Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

903 10th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Decades into their career, the Grammy-winning folk-rock duo Indigo Girls still amaze conventional pundits with their ability to grow and thrive no matter what the state of the music industry is at any given point. The pair began performing together in high school, transferred their honest, urgent performing style onto the stages of countless small clubs, then saw their public profile take off with the 1989 release of their self-titled breakthrough (an album that included the first hit, “Closer To Fine,” and went on to win Best Contemporary Folk Recording at the 1990 Grammys). The duo’s constant touring, as well as staunch dedication to a number of social and environmental causes, has earned them a fervidly devoted following over the years. So many artists who launched their careers in the late 1980s have slipped from our collective memory. In contrast, the Indigo Girls stand tall, having earned the lasting respect and devotion of a multi-generational audience which continues to experience their creative evolution in the studio and on stage. 

All tickets $30. All attendees, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket.Proceeds benefit the NM BioPark Society.

Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome, but please do not bring glass containers or alcoholic beverages into the park. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase.

See also: Music to Your Ears

Indigo Girls gone wild

Indigo Girls
Jeremy Cowart

Albuquerque BioPark (903 10th Street SW) presents this year’s GoWild! Benefit Concert featuring Ojibwa multi-instrumentalist Keith Secola and folk stalwart Indigo Girls on Wednesday, July 30. Secola is noted for his innovative approach to composition and performance; that praxis has earned him numerous honors throughout the past decade, including induction into the Native American Music Awards Hall of Fame in 2011. Secola is considered a cult hero and icon in the genre of contemporary Native American music. His anthemic tune “NDN KARS” established him as an accomplished voice on this continent and worldwide. He’ll play a solo, acoustic set ahead of the storied Indigo Girls. Folk rockers Emily Saliers and Amy Ray have been performing together since high school, and they’ve been widely influential in their field since an eponymous major label debut in 1989. On the strength of works like “Land of Canaan” and “Closer to Fine,” the duo brought folk-influenced rock music back to center stage. Over the years they’ve toured relentlessly on the strength of their back catalog and have shown a propensity for progressive action in movements as diverse as the School of the Americas Watch and the March for Women’s Rights. Their 1990 recording Nomads Indians Saints remains essential listening for anyone interested in substantive, naturalistic music. Tickets for this evening of introspection and forward thinking are $30, and proceeds directly benefit the BioPark. The gates open at 6:30pm, and the concert begins at 7:30pm.

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