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    Friday, January 27, 2023

    Indigo Girls to play Garde on Saturday

    Anymore, we have to work hard to succeed at that “make lemonade out of lemons” cliché. For one thing, the “lemons” presented by the world right now are largely such that, no matter how much sugar we impart to the mix, most of the “lemonade” is still pretty mediocre.

    Amy Ray and Emily Saliers with the Indigo Girls perform during the Live From the Drive-In concert series at the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre on Friday, October 23, 2020, in Atlanta. (Photo by Robb Cohen/Invision/AP)

    However, if we are to continue torturing this metaphor, let’s just say that the timelessly great folk-pop act Indigo Girls, who perform Saturday in New London’s Garde Arts Center, have come up with a true winner in contemporary lemonade recipes. It’s called “Look Long,” an album they released last spring, and which tackles all manners of issues — personal, societal, cultural and political — with wit, tenderness, righteous activism and wisdom. And it’s rendered with those wonderful harmonies and gifted songcraft.

    Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. (Photo submitted)

    Also important to note? The duo is one of those magical partnerships that stays fresh, always curious and engaged, and adventurous.

    Indigo Girls, 8 p.m. Saturday, Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London; $39-$69; www.gardearts.org, (860) 444-7373.

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