Sep 20, 2023
Today on Too Opinionated we sit down with Solange Igoa and
Andrea Walker of the band Glitterfox!
The duo first met at a coffee house open mic in Long Beach,
California, where Walker had recently relocated after growing up in
North Carolina and Virginia. She quickly fell in love with Igoa’s
voice, knowing that if their vocals and her guitar came together
that would only flourish—and it did, the two now married and having
spent more than a decade as a pair. Musically, channeling Walker’s
Southern warmth through Southern California indie shine, Glitterfox
carves out lithe, nostalgia-fueled anthems powered by the intimacy
of their relationship. “A lot of our songs are about serious
challenges in our lives,” Walker says. “All the struggles in my
life get poured into the music, but always with this silver lining
of hope, this drive not to quit before the miracle happens. Making
a living as an independent musician is hard, but we’ve always had
each other and always made it work.”
Igoa and Walker quickly found new roots when they moved out of
their van and settled down in Portland, Oregon, in 2018, quickly
cementing a reputation for their boundless energy and positivity.
Soon they were joined by Eric Stalker, a singer-songwriter who got
along with the couple so well that he volunteered to learn bass as
a way to join their band. Drummer Blaine Heinonen followed, the
quartet now capable of producing grander leaps of musical gravity
to crash through the couple’s golden-hued compositions.
The group’s soaring intimacy quickly won over Pacific
Northwest fans and heroes in addition to Funk, with Kill Rock Stars
label head Slim Moon who jumped at the opportunity to sign them.
Despite that rapid growth, the beating heart of Glitterfox will
always be Walker and Igoa’s love. “Having a band that’s built
around a healthy marriage is cool because it has longevity.
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