This week we go to late April, 2014, for an episode of The RFC MINI SHOW starring Jody Herndon.

Jody Herndon is a very talented singer/songwriter, and he was also one of the driving forces behind Voices of Appalachia and New Appalachian Radio, which, as you may know, mutated over the years into what we now know as The AIR.

We caught up with Jody at a special evening of local music hosted by Little Nomad at The Empty Glass.  Jody left Charleston about a year after this show, but is still making music a little farther North in West Virginia. Other artists who performed that night wound up on later episodes of Radio Free Charleston and The RFC MINI SHOW.

Getting back to Jody, he’s written some striking tunes and we happily brought two of them to you in this RFC MINI SHOW. Lifting a bit from his bio page, “Jody started writing songs when he was fourteen years old and quickly learned that he had a passion for words. When he went to college he encountered a song writer that changed him forever: Mike Morningstar. Mike’s honesty and eloquence about the beauty of West Virginia, and even more so, the beauty of West Virginians has kept Jody in these mountains singing about life from a Mountaineer’s perspective.”