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Published: 2011/10/24

Common Rotation Joins Indigo Girls Onstage

Common Rotation with Indigo Girls in 2009

Common Rotation kicked off a series of shows with Indigo Girls at Torrington, CT’s Warner Theatre on Friday night. During Common Rotation’s opening set, Indigo Girls’ Amy Ray emerged for “Chain of Command,” and all of Common Rotation took the stage with Indigo Girls for “Salty South” and “Closer to Fine.” The collaborations continued the following night at Nashua, NH’s Keefe Auditorium. This time both Ray and her fellow Indigo Girl Emily Saliers joined Common Rotation for “Chain of Command” while all of Common Rotation once again emerged for “Salty South” and “Closer to Fine.”

Finally, last night the two group’s performed at Woodstock, NY’s Woodstock Playhouse. During Common Rotation’s set both members of Indigo Girls and their violinist Lyris Hung emerged for “Chain of Command” while the members of Common Rotation reprised their role on “Salty South” and “Closer to Fine.” In addition, Common Rotation’s Eric Kufs sang Michael Stipe’s parts on the rarely played Indigo Girl original “Kid Fears.” The song, which appears on the Indigo Girls’ debut album, was actually the band’s first minor hit before “Closer to Fine.”

Common Rotation will perform with Dan Bern at New York’s Joe’s Pub tonight. Their tour with Indigo Girls will resume in Albany, NY tomorrow.

Indigo Girls with Common Rotation dates

October 25 Albany, NY— The Egg

October 26 Allentown, PA— Allentown Symphony Hall

October 27 Harrisburg, PA—Whitaker Center


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Eliezer July 11, 2012, 22:42:06

Most songs either have great lyircs and no so great music. Or great music and no so great lyircs. And I have yet to find a song that has both until I heard this song.This is by far more meaningful than any other song I can think of. Thank you Amy and Emily, for inspiring me yet again.

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