Singer-songwriter Amy Ray is best known as the rocking half of the Indigo Girls. While her harmonious partnership with Emily Saliers continues to explore the area where rock and folk meet, Ray's solo recordings give her the freedom to get loud and punky, and to speak out on her political and social views. First came 2001's Stag, which was followed by Prom in May 2005. Both albums were recorded with like-minded musicians from the South's punk/indie rock scenes, and both explore issues of gender, social structure and an individual's voyage toward self realization. Ray's own Daemon Records (founded in 1990) is a conduit for her own solo work as well as that of the artists she supports.