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There are several bands with the name The Backsliders:

Raleigh NC Alt-country band:
The Backsliders are an alternative-traditional country-rock band composed of Chip Robinson, Steve Howell, Danny Kurtz, Jeff Dennis, and Brad Rice. Chip Robinson teamed up with Steve Howell to form The Backsliders, which began as a duo in 1991 in Athens, GA. The group formed in 1994, and disbanded in 1999. The band has since reunited in late 2012.

Dallas TX Powerpop band:

The Backsliders (often capitalized as THe BAcksliders) is a rock and roll band from Dallas, Texas. Their third and newest full-length album, “Thank You”, is available for free download on their website, as of May 2009.

Touring from coast to coast in the U.S. and winning both “Best Hard Rock” award in 2008 and “Best Blues” in 2007 from the Dallas Observer Music Awards, THe BAcksliders are fronted by:

Kim Bonner (formerly of Polygram recording artist, Vibrolux)
Chris Bonner (Sons of Sound) on guitar
Jason Bonner (The Vain) on bass, and
Taylor Young (The O’s, Young Heart Attack) on drums.

Australian delta-blues band:
The Backsliders are a three piece Australian band; self described as playing “Delta-blues wall of sound”. The current line up (as of Dec. 2007) consists of Guitarist/Vocalist Dom Turner and drummer/percusionist Rob Hirst joined on alternating nights by either Brod Smith or Ian Collard on harmonica.
The Backsliders formed in 1986 in Sydney, Australia with Dom Turner on guitars, mandolin and vocals, Rex Hill on harmonica and Peter Burgess on washboard,drums, percusion and backing vocals.


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  • TheBacksliders

    Its like those cartoons in the 80s. The Ghostbusters and the REAL Ghostbusters. Also, if they are the Real Backsliders, thats a different name than THe BAcksliders.

    30 Jul 2009 Reply
  • OklahomaGeorge

    There's two or three bands out there with the same name, I totally agree with matildabay down there, the REAL Backsliders are from Raleigh, North Carolina. Fantastic band!

    16 Jul 2009 Reply
  • TheBacksliders

    There once was a AltCountry The Backsliders from North Carolina In the 90's. There is a rock and roll band called THe BAcksliders together now from Dallas.

    3 Jul 2009 Reply
  • leachim45

    Something is goofy.... I saw the "REAL" Backsliders back in the day when they played in Cleveland

    5 Jun 2009 Reply
  • matildabay

    Yeah...the REAL Backsliders are from Raleigh, NC with front man Chip Robinson....

    4 Feb 2009 Reply
  • DiscipleofThor

    The albums here do not match the bio. Apparently a new band called The Backsliders.

    26 Apr 2007 Reply

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