The Gliders are a loose collective of North Carolinians who formed friendships in Chapel Hill during the 1990s. Their spirited live shows recall some of the anthemic indie rock from the ‘90s that made the Triangle famous. The melodies echo local bands from Let’s Active to Portastatic to even Archers of Loaf.
Now based in Raleigh, Charlotte, Philly and various other places The Balsa Gliders write and perform alongside an assortment of decidedly “non-indie” day jobs. Bassist Greg Jones is an Episcopal rector with fondness for Motown and Zeppelin. Ben Davis and Charles Marshall are media lawyers who trade Guided By Voices tabs over lunch. Mike Ferguson is a surgeon who loves Propellerhead tools. Chuck Price works at a big bank and admits to liking Better than Ezra. Russ Tisinger has some sort of PhD. They tour in a mini-van.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Come see The Balsa Gliders' frontman, Charles Marshall, take part of "Losering: The Songs of Ryan Adams." Charles will perform a solo acoustic song of Ryan Adams.
May 9 at Deep South the Bar
And be sure to pick up Dave Meconi's book "Losing: The Story of Whiskeytown." It is great biography of Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Friday, January 4, 2013
And a HUGE thanks to the 700+ of you who came out to see us at The Lincoln Theater with The Connells.
We are BACK at the Lincoln Theater on Thursday, January 10 as part of the JLR's ROCK THE BALL Inauguration party with American Aquarium and Big Daddy Love.
Rock the Ball
Location: Lincoln Theater
Sponsored by: Anheuser-Busch, Belk, Piedmont Natural Gas Company, United Technologies Corporation and Wells Fargo
Ticket price: $20