This week we go back to November, 2007, for a show that featured the Radio Free Charleston debut of Mark Bates, who has recently become a full-time member of The Carpenter Ants. In this classic show, he’s heard solo, recorded at the old Unity Church, during one of Ron Sowell’s open mic nights.

It’s cool that this episode just coincidentally popped up six days after I got to see and catch up with Mark at Ann Magnuson’s Sururalism show, where he and his other fellow Carpenter Ants provided the musical back up.  It was great seeing Mark for the first time in ages and we’ll both feel really old because this show is from fifteen years ago.

Our other musical guests were most of The Voo Doo Katz, recorded live at the La Belle Theater in South Charleston, and RFC regular John Radcliff, performing in the kitchen at LiveMix Studio. We also feature animation and the first installment of “The Android Family.”

You can read the original production notes, bum links and all,  for this episode right HERE.