Tuesday on The AIR  it’s Radio Free Charleston time, and in honor of holidays and anniversaries, we offer up a new three-hour episode of Radio Free Charleston. You simply have to point your cursor over and tune in at the website, or you could just stay on this page, and  listen to the cool embedded player found elsewhere on this page.

Jully 4 was the official 16th anniversary of the video version of Radio Free Charleston and you can hear our celebration at 10 AM and 10 PM Tuesday.   This week our latest Radio Free Charleston digs into the archives of our video program and brings you songs recorded especially for the video incarnation of RFC between 2006 and 2014, including all three episodes devoted to the 2012 Tribute To The Troops show at the Saint Albans City Park Ampitheater, That makes up most of our second hour, with great music from Johnny Compton, Breedlove, In The Company of Wolves, Under Social, Harrah and more.

Our third hour brings you the audio from our video tribute to LiveMix Studio, with music and interviews with Raymond Wallace, Mel Larch, Brian Young and Whistlepunk, Dave Roberts and The Nanker Phelge and members of Feast of Stephen.

But our first hour kicks off with brand new music from Corduroy Brown, plus new tracks from Curious Grace & Black Rabbit, Brian Diller, The Amos Steele Company, Slate Dump, Reginia Spektor, Adrian Belew and more.

Throughout the show we continue our mix of local, independent and major-label artists, just to keep you on your toes. We actually recorded this show on July 4, so if my announcing seems a little distracted, there’s plenty of reason for that.

Check out the playlist below to see all the goodies we have in store (live links will be updated later Tuesday)…

RFC V5 094

hour one
Corduroy Brown “Medicine”
Curious Grace & Black Rabbit “You and Me”
Andy Park “Theme Park”
St. Vincent “Nowhere Inn”
Brian Diller “Last Goodbyes”
Paul Callicoat “A Couple of Fivers”
Amos Steel Co. “Bring It On Home”
Stone Soup “Wishing Well”
Slate Dump “I Am Cringe, But I Am Free”
Stephen Beckner “Fragile”
Regina Spektor “Up The Mountain”
The Dream Syndicate “Where I’ll Stand”
The Velvet Brothers “All I Know”
Adrian Belew “Taking My Shoes Out For A Walk”

hour two
Tribute To The Troops 2012
Cadence Weaver “The National Anthem”
Harrah “Cadillac Rock box”
In The Company of Wolves “Truth Reveal”
Everpulse “Tune It To The End”
Remains Unnamed “Flat Line”
Under Social “Shake It Down”
Breedlove “Every Dog Has Its Day.”
Johnny Compton “Highway Song.”
Point of Jerus “You Will Never Be Free”
In The Company of Wolves “Fixation”
Deck of Fools “Sky High”
Harrah “Too Late”
Lady D “Just The Two of Us”

hour three
The Lickerish Quartet “You All Alone”
Episode 150-LiveMix Studio:
Raymond Wallace “Champagne Charlie”
The Nanker Phelge “I’m Coming Home”
Whistlepunk “Too Good”
The Ghosts of Now “Deathburn”
Mel Larch “Ava Maria”
The Feast of Stephen “Tired of Sinking” “Bankrobber”
Sasha Colette, Jonathon Wood, John Lilly “Wayfaring Stranger”
David M. Stowall “Moltova Nebula”

You can hear this episode of Radio Free Charleston Tuesday at 10 AM and 10 PM on The AIR, with replays Wednesday at 9 AM,  Thursday at 3 PM, Friday at 9 AM, Saturday at Noon and Midnight,  and  Monday at 11 AM, exclusively on The AIR. Now you can also hear a different episode of RFC every weekday at 5 PM, and we bring you a marathon all night long Saturday night/Sunday morning.

I’m also going to  embed a low-fi, mono version of this show right in this post, right here so you can listen on demand.


After RFC, stick around for encores of two episodes of MIRRORBALL at 1 PM.  At 3 PM we have two recent episodes of The Swing Shift.