Tuesday at 10 AM we debut a special episode of Radio Free Charleston’s radio incarnation, which brings you audio taken from raw video of two bands, Ovada and Mother Nang. recorded live at The Empty Glass in Charleston, WV. you can tune in at The AIR website, or on this embedded radio player…

Ovada was recorded in May, 2009, while Mother Nang was recorded one year later, in May, 2010. This is raw audio taken from one camera angle that we shot for the RFC video show. These files were thought lost in a hard drive crash years ago, but we recentl;y discovered a treasure trove of them tucked away on a backup disc. Much of this music has not been heard since it was recorded.

The audio quality is a little rough, and I left in the between-song banter, to give you an idea of what it was like to actually be there.

Mother Nang, of course, is Spencer Elliott, Brian Young, Jay Lukens and Deron Sodaro, and while they don’t perform together regularly these days, they remain friends and a reunion is always possible.  Ovada, on the other hand was led by the late Joseph Hale. When we recorded them, Joseph as billing himself as “Joseph Hellmouth,” and he was backed up by our old friend John Radcliff, plus Joe Rita and Cliff Boyd. It’s cool to help keep Joseph’s music alive.

As a bonus, the YouTube version of this show includes the raw video of each performance instead of the static card that it usually includes. You can see it right here…

We will be bringing you more music from this video archive in future shows, but probably not for a few weeks as we plan to kick into our special Halloween programming next week.

Radio Free Charleston can be heard Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM, with replays Thursday at 2 PM, Friday at 9 AM and 7 PM, Saturday at 11 AM and Midnight, Sunday at 1 PM and the next Monday at 8PM, exclusively on The AIR.

As for the rest of today’s programming on The AIR. We will bring you classic episodes of Psychedelic Shack and The Swing Shift. Nigel Pye is buried under freelance work over in London, and yours truly is also in a bit of deadline hell this week.