Fifteen ago The Balsa Gliders stopped listening to indie rock and started playing it.

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, D.C. 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.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Coming soon....The Last Debutante

Desolation Row Studios

The Balsa Gliders are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on album #5 - working title: The Last Debutante. Look for it this July. 

We are working with producer Greg Elkins at his Desolation Row Studios in Raleigh. Jones and Chuck laid down the drums and bass in March. Guitar, keys, and vocals are scheduled this month.
Greg Elkins....and his scary internal metronome.