Emily Saliers, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

October 24th, 2011, 11:11 am by Greg

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers

“Oh, I remember it really clearly.

My dad told me that he’d give me a penny for every dandelion that I picked in the yard … I think he just wanted to create something for me to do, to keep me busy. And I picked 500 of them, and I ran out and bought the Jackson Five’s `I Want You Back.’

I played that record to death. I had pictures of the group all over my closet walls and stuff. I was a total little teenybopper girl in love with the Jackson Five.

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I think those early Jackson Five records had some of the most brilliant arrangements in pop music ever. And Michael had the most incredible solo – almost soprano – voice as a kid. I’ve always been drawn to great soul artists.”

Emily Saliers and her musical partner Amy Ray lead the Indigo Girls in concert at The Egg in Albany at 7:30pm on Tuesday (October 25) in support of their brand new album, “Beauty Queen Sister.” Common Rotation opens the show. Tix are $32.50, $38.50 & $55.