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May 27, 2007  Guest Don Saliers/Emily Saliers
Saturday Night & Sunday Morning

Dr. Don E. Saliers is the William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Theology and Worship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Professor Saliers received his B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University, and both his B.D. (Bachelor of Divinity) and his Ph.D. from Yale University.

An accomplished musician, theologian, and scholar of liturgics, Professor Saliers is the author of numerous books on the relationship between theology and worship practices, including "Worship Come to Its Senses," "Worship & Spirituality," and most recently edited "A Precious Fountain: Music in the Worship of an African-American Catholic Community," by Mary McGann. He co-authored "A Song to Sing, a Life to Live" with his daughter Emily Saliers, a member of the Indigo Girls.

Emily Saliers is a singer-songwriter and member of the Indigo Girls, a well-known American folk rock duo. Saliers plays lead guitar as well as banjo, piano, mandolin, ukelele, and many other instruments.

Saliers began her college education at Tulane University, but transferred to Emory University, graduating in 1985 with a degree in English. In 2004, Saliers composed her first film score for the independent short film, "One Weekend A Month." She has a passion for wine collecting, and is the co-owner of Watershed Restaurant in Decatur, Georgia. Emily also co-founded the Flying Biscuit Cafe in Atlanta, Georgia.

Both Don and Emily often do book signings and church appearances around the country.


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