Welcome to Deeper Cuts: The Live Sessions – a three-episode miniseries which finds the Deeper Cuts trio looking at the live music albums that were meaningful to them, and pondering what makes a great live album.
During a hellscape of a summer marked by a never-ending work crisis, Graeme learned about the Indigo Girls’ new live album through a Deeper Cuts fan (and friend of the program) Sarah Irvin. This new album– a collaboration with the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra– pushed the boundaries of a live performance for the folk duo, and proved to be a balm for Graeme during a difficult time.
In this second of our Live Sessions, Graeme, Shannon and Rob discuss this album as a hallmark of the “experimental” live album and whether combining an orchestra with the Indigo Girls’ unique brand of music works and, if so, why. And what is it about the Indigo Girls’ music that makes it work for this sort of a departure. The conductor is tapping his baton, so let’s, as the Indigo Girls sing, GO!