The Indigo Girls Make A Stop On Track 29 And Bring Hannah Thomas Along For The Ride

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Track 29 is one of several venues in Chattanooga bringing major nationally recognizable artists, bands and musicians to town and this week was no exception. On Monday night the Indigo Girls derailed into the house of music at the end of tracks at the rear of the Chattanooga Choo Choo.

The Indigo Girls (features Amy Ray and Emily Saliers) both are Georgia natives who have literally been around the world and back. For more than two hours they shared their staple hit recordings.

The Indigo Girls (http://www.indigogirls.com/home.html) are an American folk rock music duo consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. They met in elementary school and began performing together as high school students in Decatur, Ga., part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. They started performing with the name Indigo Girls as students at Emory University, performing weekly at The Dugout, a bar in the Emory Village.

They released a self-produced, full-length record album in 1987 and contracted with a major record company in 1988. After releasing nine albums with major record labels from 1987 through 2007, they have now resumed self-producing albums with their own IG Recordings company. (Wikipedia)

Perhaps it is unclear to me how the Indigo Girls made the connection with Hannah Thomas, (http://www.hannahthomasband.com/), but it is a great one.  The major recognition the Indigo Girls bring to the table has this young talented singer/songwriter Georgia native moving on up the tracks.

My social media sources share that Hannah started professionally in 2006, from Covington, Ga., and has been playing that music for everyone who will listen. Having played over 200 shows in the past 18 months in more places than she can count, she also made time to record the seven songs on her newest studio CD, “Goodbye on Wasted Time”

“Music is all I think about” says Hannah. You can hear that dedication in her songs. From the soulful bluesy “Church on Friday” to the tale of life in the country (“Watch Out for the Deer”) to rockers like “Goodbye on Wasted Time and “Pacifier” (the latter featuring Amy Ray on guest vocals) Hannah keeps her audience’s attention by never having two songs sound the same.

There is no denying Hannah has what it takes to move to the next level. There is no doubt hanging out and opening concert events for the Indigo Girls will continue to give her the needed exposure and mentoring.

The photo gallery captures Hannah, Amy and Emily on stage.  Also, it is worth mentioning another talented lady, Lyris Hung, electric violist (http://lyrishung.com ) proved this night she could go toe to toe with Charlie Daniels.  The only problem, Charlie was not in the house. It was a full house of enthused fans who walked away feeling great about the night, the girls and their music.

Comments always welcome,

Mark A Herndon, CPG
m.a.herndon@comcast.net

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