This week we go back to January, 2015 for an episode of The RFC MINI SHOW that dug deep into our archives for vintage video footage from 1991 of the legendary Charleston band, Go Van Gogh.
This was recorded the same night as the performance from which I extracted the song played over the end credits of the latest video episode of Radio Free Charleston just six weeks ago. I have been milking this video for thirty years now.
Go Van Gogh consisted of two sets of brothers, Stephen and Mark Beckner, who are still making music, and Timothy and the late Johnny Rock. On this night they were joined by Bain Ashworth on percussion and Mark Mingrone on keyboards. You’ll hear the band performing three songs in this show, one each sung by Stephen, Mark and Tim. The sound is a little low-fidelity, and there’s only one camera angle, but the raw energy of the band comes through loud and clear.