Amy Ray Brings 'Holler' to Durham

Oct 19, 2018

Singer-songwriter Amy Ray is bringing her new album Holler to Durham next week.

Singer-songwriter Amy Ray is bringing her new album Holler to Durham next week. 

The Indigo Girls co-founder Amy Ray says the songs on her sixth solo studio album "tell stories of late nights, love, addiction, immigration, despair, honky-tonks, growing up in the south, touring for decades, being born in the midst of the civil rights movement, and the constant struggle to find balance in the life of a left-wing Southerner who loves Jesus, her homeland and its peoples."

"Didn't Know A Damn Thing" reflects on Ray's growing up in the South during the Civil Rights Movement, including the lyric, "sitting in the back of the school bus / reading my history / but it didn't say nothing /about the kid sitting next to me." 

The track "Sure Feels Good Anyway" tussles with that love of where you come from juxtaposed against some of the things that make it hard to live in the south. 

Guitarist Derek Trucks and banjo virtuoso Alison Brown feature on the album in "Bondsman (Evening in Missouri)" and "Dadgum Down" respectively.

Amy Ray and her band will be at Motorco in Durham Wednesday, October 24. 

You can hear more songs on WUNC Music online and in the Triangle at 91.5 HD2.