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The Indigo Girls' Amy Ray: Her New Album Is A Little Bit Country, And A Lot North Carolina

Amy Ray on porch with guitar
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Amy Ray is likely best known as a member of the duo the Indigo Girls. She has a solo career as well and this week the Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter released her first country record.  It's called "Goodnight Tender" and it has tons of North Carolina connections. It was recorded at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville.  There are local musicians involved, like the brothers from Megafaun.

Amy says that the record is a direct reflection of the comfort she feels in the Tar Heel state:

So I guess what you want to be able to say after you made a record is that you got what you wanted musically and you had a good time doing it. I spent seven days in Asheville, NC with some really gifted, soulful people. It doesn't get any better than that. I feel lucky. And that's good enough for me.

Amy talked with WUNC's Eric Hodge and she played a song live in studio:

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Amy Ray plays Broken Record live in the WUNC Studios.

Amy's playing at Motorco in Durham Saturday night.

 

Carol Jackson has been with WUNC since 2006. As Digital News Editor, she writes stories for wunc.org, and helps reporters and hosts make digital versions of their radio stories. She is also responsible for sharing stories on social media. Previously, Carol spent eight years with WUNC's nationally syndicated show The Story with Dick Gordon, serving as Managing Editor and Interim Senior Producer.
Eric Hodge hosts WUNC’s broadcast of Morning Edition, and files reports for the North Carolina news segments of the broadcast. He started at the station in 2004 doing fill-in work on weekends and All Things Considered.
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