The Backsliders / Bio

The Backsliders started around 1992 when Steve Howell and Chip Robinson began playing as a guitar-mandolin duet. They put together an electric group in the spirit of the Flying Burrito Brothers and the Rolling Stones. Rock and Roll dudes playing country-tinged tunes with just the right amount of don't give a damn attitude. The group came into its own with the addition of Danny Kurtz on bass, Brad Rice on electric guitar and Jeff Dennis on drums. The line-up of 2 electric guitars, acoustic guitar, bass and drums became the backsliders calling card. After signing a deal with Mammoth records they released "Throwing Rocks At The Moon" produced by Pete Anderson. They released a live ep "Live At The Brewery". After releasing "Southern Lines" produced by Eric Ambel the band fell apart. In 2012 a new lineup with Greg Rice on keyboards in place of Brad's 2nd guitar began playing again.

General Info

Band Members
Chip Robinson, Steve Howell
Artist Name
The Backsliders
Profile Page
Americana / Hardcore Honky Tonk / Roots

Contact Info

Raleigh, NC