Indigo Girls fans bid on chance to get “Closer to Fine” onstage with the duo


Atlanta’s own Indigo Girls are auctioning off a rare opportunity for fans this summer via the world’s global garage sale, eBay.

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have placed up for sale a guest vocal stint at their set of shows July 8 and 9 at Crimson Moon in Dahlonega. The winner gets to come up on stage and trade harmonies on “Closer to Fine,” the Girls’ first hit single 20 years ago.

According to the eBay posting, 100-percent of the proceeds will benefit the Dahlonega-based charity, No One Alone, a non-profit dedicated to providing “a safe haven and support services for victims of family violence.”

Also included in the auction: A pair of tickets to either Thursday or Friday night’s show.

According to the eBay post, the Indigos have also selected a local Decatur charity and will offer the same “Closer to Fine” singing opportunity for their set of sold-out shows at Eddie’s Attic  July 18 and 19.

The Girls will perform a total of four shows at the Attic over the two nights as a thank you to namesake Eddie Owen who was among the earliest supporters of the acoustic duo more than 20 years ago when he was booking acts into the old Trackside Tavern.

A two-disc Indigo Girls retrospective live recording, “Staring Down the Brilliant Dream,” featuring live renditions of “Closer to Fine” and “Watershed” (a Saliers song from 1990’s “Nomads, Indians, Saints” album that helped to inspire her Decatur eatery of the same name) hit stores late last month.

With just two days left to go, the highest posted bid on the Dahlonega auction remained an econmical $560 as of Tuesday morning.

The Eddie’s Attic auction has not yet been posted on the popular shopping site.