Balsa Gliders
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Balsa Gliders

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States | INDIE

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States | INDIE
Band Alternative Rock

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Photographic Friends (2011)
Danceable in Victor (2008)
Summer of Tank
Cookout
Undefeated in Apex

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Ten years 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 college. Their spirited live shows recall the anthemic indie sound 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, and Philly 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 swap 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.