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The soaring voices of The Indigo Girls took the world by storm in 1989 with a debut album that went double platinum on the strength of its big hit "Closer to Fine" and its brilliant harmonies.

But the duo behind the album, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, go back much further — to elementary school and Shamrock High in Georgia. A dozen albums later, they've been singing together now for more than twenty years — political activists, gay rights heroes, and a whole lot more.

This Hour, On Point: Hear a conversation with The Indigo Girls, on solo life, long-term harmony, and their new album, "Despite Our Differences."


Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, members of the folk rock-duo band Indigo Girls. They have been performing together for more than two decades. Their self-titled album "Indigo Girls" won a Grammy and went double platinum. Their new album is "Despite Our Differences."

This program aired on March 20, 2009.

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