Walton Arts Center Welcomes Back Amy Ray

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, January 3, 2020 –Amy Ray returns to Walton Arts Center for a “solo” performance with band mates Jeff Fielder and Kerry Brooks as part of the West Street Live series on Friday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 pm.

Tickets range from $32 to $52 plus applicable fees. Patrons can also purchase reserved parking in the Spring Street deck for $7. Purchase tickets and parking in-person at the Walton Arts Center, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.

Ray's musical beginnings trace back to her high school days in Atlanta, when she and Emily Saliers formed the duo that would become the Indigo Girls. Their story started in 1981 with a basement tape called “Tuesday's Children” and went on to include a deal with Epic Records in 1988, a Grammy® in 1990 and nearly 20 albums over more than 30 years.

Her 2018 solo album, Holler had Ray recording with her Carolina country kin, adding horns and strings to all but split the musical distance between Kinder and Tender to create a soulful, country-tinged and gospel-infused Americana sound. More cohesively than her prior releases, Holler encompasses and imparts all the disparate aspects of Ray's influences in a singular offering.

Ray's vast artistic inspirations are matched only by the deep peer admiration that is reflected in her albums' guest appearances, which have included Vince Gill, Brandi Carlile, Justin Vernon, Jim James, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Phil Cook and others. That kind of good will is something that only comes from a lifetime built of good deeds and great music.

Visit waltonartscenter.org for more information about Amy Ray.

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 215,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 300 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 35,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 250 volunteers donate 28,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to enjoy world-class performances at a great price. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.

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