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Name: Amy Ray                                                                       
Born: 12 April 1964 Georgia, United States                                           
Amy Elizabeth Ray (born April 12, 1964 in Decatur, Georgia, U.S.), is a             
singer-songwriter and member of the well-known contemporary folk duo Indigo         
Ray grew up in Decatur, and went on to begin college at Vanderbilt University.       
After a year at Vanderbilt, Ray returned to the Atlanta area to continue her         
education at Emory University. Ray graduated from Emory in 1986 with majors in       
English and Religion.                                                               
On March 6, 2001 she released her first solo album, Stag, a southern and punk       
rock album. The Butchies provided support for five songs, and Nineteen Forty-Five   
and the Rock-A-Teens supported on one song apiece. Joan Jett helped out on "Hey     
Castrator." On April 12, 2005, Ray released Prom, and on December 19, 2006, she     
released Live from Knoxville.                                                       
Her backup band for her Stag tour was the Butchies. In 2004, when she embarked       
on her Prom tour, she brought Les Nuby (guitar), Will Lochamy (drums), and Jody     
Bleyle (bass). Jody was replaced with Tara Jane O'Neil in October because Jody       
was on maternity leave. Ray called this new band the Volunteers.