Last week we caught up with Amy Ray in New York City on her rock band tour of the East coast.
Last week we caught up with Amy Ray in New York City on her rock band tour of the East coast. This tour included bandmates Melissa York, Kaia Wilson and Julie Wolf — veteran queer music road warriors in and of themselves.
Honestly, it is hard to catch up and keep up with Amy. Between her work with Indigo Girls (including two recordings in the last 15 months, plus tour dates) as well as her solo rocker stuff, she also carves out time for environmental and queer activism. On top of that, there’s keeping a happy home life with a partner, 16 dogs, and a few cats!
There are so many reason that queer musicians like Amy stay in the spotlight. One defining feature beyond the great tunes and all the good works is a sheer love of it all. As someone who’s been covering dyke culture for almost 10 years, my burning question for Amy was, how does she keep going? As the adage goes: love what you do, do what you love. Truer words…