Back when I was in high school in Decatur, Georgia in the early '80s, I auditioned and won a part in the school drama department's staging of the classic musical "Oklahoma!"
It was my first acting role and I was understandably a bit nervous, surrounded by more seasoned actors (at least to my eyes). I was especially worried about singing in public.
I remember during rehearsals, two of the other students kept sitting in a corner and playing their guitars and signing during breaks. Gathering up my courage, I approached them and asked for some advice, which they gave freely.
I also remember clearly that I thought they sounded pretty good. Their voices blended beatifully. Turns out I was not alone in my opinion of them.
For those two students later become one of the most successful folk-rock duos of the last three decades, better known as the Indigo Girls.
From their breakout hit "Closer To Fine" in 1989, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have released 17 albums (and counting), founded their own record label, toured the world and show no signs of stopping.
— Kelly Lockhart
Monday, Mar 17, 8 p.m.
8 p.m. Track 29,
1400 Market St.