New ‘RFC MINI SHOW’ stars Mark Cline Bates

This week’s “RFC MINI SHOW,” viewable on the PopCult blog at, stars country balladeer Mark Cline Bates, who was interviewed for the gazz by Bill Lynch just last month.

From the same Empty Glass session that produced Bates’ song for “Radio Free Charleston” Episode 196, this mini-show features two of his originals, “Bigger Things” and “Closer.”

His next album is due in October, and you can check out his website,, for more of his music.

This month, see him at 9 p.m. Friday at Keith’s Bar in Man, Logan County, and at 8 p.m. May 25 at Sutton’s Cafe Cimino, as part of a West Virginia Music Hall of Fame fundraiser.

In June, he heads to the West Coast for a series of shows in Southern California.

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