When they were setting out to write their new six-song recording, As Above So Below, Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor of Azure Ray were intent to depart from their original sound; that lushly haunted, dreamy folk pop that was born twelve years ago with their self-titled debut. They are playing The Earl tonight for the first time in awhile, and they joined us for our 5GB series before the show.
What’s the first gig you ever attended?
Orenda: REM Green Tour with the Indigo Girls
Maria: Cyndi Lauper
What is the best gig that you ever played/performed?
Azure Ray in Germany are always great shows.
What is the best gig you have ever seen?
Nina Simone at Chastain Park, 2004. Hands down.
What is the gig you would most like to play?
Any one that we can hear our vocals through the monitors is great!
What would be the lineup for your dream gig?
Leonard Cohen, Nina Simone and Azure Ray
Catch Azure Ray, Sept. 5th @ The Earl