May 08, 2007

Indigo Girls vs. power plant

Indigo Girls to sing out against Desert Rock

Musicians oppose power-plant planContemporary folk/acoustic rock duo the Indigo Girls famously said years ago that they are activists first and musicians second. Their words have trailed them since that declaration, and Emily Saliers and Amy Ray have lived that attitude.

On May 21 in Shiprock, N.M., the Indigo Girls will be throwing their activist support behind the proposed Desert Rock Energy Facility, a coal-fired power plant slated to be built on the Navajo Nation 25 miles southwest of Farmington. Ray and Saliers will perform a benefit concert called Honor the Earth. The intent is to lend support to grass-roots American Indian groups working to prevent the building of Desert Rock.

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