Now we add some more songs to our essential Georgia playlist from Amy Ray. We ask artists to pick two songs written or performed by another Georgian that best represent the state.
Amy Ray is part of the seminal folk group Indigo Girls. The Indigo Girls will return to Atlanta Symphony Hall for a two night performance on Sept. 12 and 13.
Her first pick is a song called "I'm Gonna Sail Like a Ship on the Ocean" by Henry Morrison and Saint Simon's Island Singers. It is an Alan Lomax recording from the album Sounds of the South: A Musical Journey from the Georgia Sea Islands to the Mississippi Delta.
Her second essential Georgia song is "Remains" by the Atlanta-based band Algiers, off of their self-titled first album.
What are your essential Georgia songs and artists? Send us your recommendations.