A Kinder, Gentler Amy

Indigo Girl Amy Ray has lined up a bunch of shows in the South and West Coast for early 2009 in support of her latest solo effort, Didn’t It Feel Kinder.

This time out, Ray trades in her acoustic guitar and goes electric. She’ll be joined on stage by a band featuring former members of lesbian band The Butchies and her producer, Greg Griffith (Le Tigre, Vitapup), on bass.

Photo: Chris McKay / concertshots.com
Amy Ray shows off for the Indigo Girls’ hometown crowd at Atlanta’s Chastain Park Amphitheatre.

Ray kicks off the run Jan. 15 at Club Downunder in Tallahassee, Fla., and will hit clubs and theatres through early February.

Stops include Proud Larry’s in Oxford, Miss. (Jan. 17), Pontiac Garage in Dallas (Jan. 21), Martini Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Jan. 25), Troubadour in West Hollywood, Calif. (Jan. 28), WOW Hall in Eugene, Ore. (Feb. 2), and The Avalon Theatre in Salt Lake City (Feb. 6).

Support for the tour comes courtesy of singer/songwriter Jennifer O’Connor and psych/folk outfit Arizona.