Formed in 1985, folk rock duo Indigo Girls is comprised of singers and songwriters Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. They met in elementary school in Decatur, Georgia and began performing together in high school. Their independent debut album, Strange Fire, was released in 1987. They signed with Columbia Records and released their self-titled album in 1989. The album was a commercial and critical success, eventually going double Platinum in the U.S. They continued to release a series of albums for the label, nearly all of them reaching the Top 40 on the Billboard 200 chart. Two of them – Swamp Ophelia (1994) and Shaming of the Sun (1997) – landed in the Top Ten. After a total of eight albums – and a reissue of Strange Fire – Indigo Girls left Columbia Records. After one album with Hollywood Records – 2006’s Despite Our Differences – they signed with Vanguard Records, who released their next four albums. The duo then signed with Rounder Records, and released their 2020 album Look Long. In between Indigo Girls releases and tours, Ray and Saliers have issued solo releases and devoted their time to political and environmental causes.