Amy Ray teamed up with Emily Saliers while in high school, and soon the duo became a staple in the Atlanta music scene. One thing led to another, and they signed with Epic Records in 1988. Despite almost polar-opposite styles, they met on the common ground of harmony and the love of meaningful music. Since the release of her 2001 album, "Stag," however, she's had an independent career that is different from, and complements, that of the parent duo. Amy has released seven albums, and she comes to The Ark with an eighth, the country-flavored "Holler." Tennessee "Southern gothic" songwriter Amythyst Kiah opens.