This week we bring you two songs recorded at The Empty Glass on March 10, 2015 by a new band, Speedsuit. They’re so new they don’t even have a Facebook page yet. Speedsuit is Stephen Beckner, Thom Walker, Tim Dorsey and Dave Roberts. Steve is a mainstay of Radio Free Charleston who was featured on our broadcast radio show with his band, Go Van Gogh, and performed as a solo artist on our second video episode back in 2006.
A few weeks ago he was all over our first “Rock Family Tree” episode of the new streaming Radio Free Charleston show, which traced his career from The Meadowblasters to Go Van Gogh to The Nanker Phelge. Now he’s got a new band, just to make that show seem out-of-date. Joining Beckner is his Nanker Phelge drummer, Dave Roberts, plus Tim Dorsey and Thom Walker.
You will hear Beckner’s songs, “Riddle” (mis-identified as “One Half Loser, Second Half Winner” in the show) and “Why Don’t You Leave Me.” You will see more from Speedsuit in the next full-length episode of Radio Free Charleston when we get around to doing one.