Emily Saliers: Back to Her Roots

Posted on Nov 14, 2017 in Features
Emily Saliers: Back to Her Roots

It was 30 years ago that Emily Saliers and Amy Ray released their debut album, Strange Fire, as the Indigo Girls. They’d been playing music together for a few years, at that point, and Saliers for much longer, on her own. The daughter of a theologian, Saliers grew up in a predominantly African-American neighborhood in […]

Melissa Etheridge: Still Brave, Not So Crazy

Posted on Dec 12, 2016 in Features
Melissa Etheridge: Still Brave, Not So Crazy

“If you look back to history, you’ll see they all came from the same place,” Melissa Etheridge says, explaining the roots of American music’s myriad genres. “They all came from the same musical movement in the South, from Appalachian music to the blues coming out of the freed slaves in the early 19th century, and […]

Chely Wright: From the Heart

Posted on Nov 21, 2016 in Features
Chely Wright: From the Heart

The 2010s have been a big dang deal in the life of Chely Wright. She kicked off the decade by coming out in a very public way with a huge media blitz supporting an autobiography (Like Me) and an album (Lifted Off the Ground), as well as the related LikeMe Foundation. Over the next few […]