I thought these guys broke up never to be reunited. I love 'em, used to listen to them at the Brewery and UAB Instant Coffee House when I was in school. I'm going to have to do a little more research into this. If it's true and it really is the Backsliders I know and love, they need to come back and play some gigs out this way again.
[Edit: If anyone knows of a good place to find current information about The Backsliders on the 'net, please let me know in the comments. I've done a few searches and haven't been successful. I just don't have time to look more right now.]