Wade Ogle to release Lovers and Fighters tonight

Wade Ogle has been an integral part of the underground music scene in town for more than two decades.

He has played in some of the most musically significant bands ever to call Fayetteville home, with the Faith Healers and Dali Automatic in the late 80’s and early 90’s, (basically the same band, different name), and later with Honey Died, and the Delta Spacemen.

Tonight, Ogle will debut a new band, and celebrate the release of a brand new record, “Lovers and Fighters” at his CD release party at the Dickson Theater

When we last talked to Wade two years ago, he was preparing to release a new record and for his first performance in more than seven years. He released “Songs from Winter” in the summer of 2008. After a successful release and a string of performances locally, Ogle began working on the new record.

Lovers and Fighters was recorded in his home studio and was mixed and edited at Dwight Chalmers’ Listen Laboratory in Fayetteville.

“I wrote all the songs fairly quickly this past spring,” he said. “My initial intention was to record a sparse acoustic record using minimal instrumentation. That idea sort of got away from me and it ended up being a bit of a headphone record with a lot of stuff swirling around.”

Wade will also debut a new band featuring James Cohea (Nancy, Walmart) on drums and Tyler Bame (The Family Dogs) on bass and backing vocals. They’ll be performing with him for the first time tonight as part of the newly assembled Wade Ogle and the Sea Shall Free Them.

“James is an old Fayetteville guy like myself and has been a part of Fayetteville’s underground music scene for a long time,” said Ogle. “I met Tyler through other local musicians and we kind of hit it off from the start.”

It all starts tonight with a photo exhibit by John Moore of Noir33 Photography at 8 p.m. Ogle said Moore is planning to show over 1,000 photographs.

“There’s a kind of ‘when people stop being pretty and get real’ intensity to his work,” Ogle said. “The only other photography work that it reminds me of is the ’77-era New York punk scene or some Great Depression photos I’ve seen. Ironically, he’s only got one decent eye but he makes damn good use of it.”

The Pope County Bootleggers will open the show, beginning at around 9:15 tonight, and Wade Ogle and the Sea Shall Free Them will take the stage at around 10:15 p.m. Correction. Wade Ogle and the Sea Shall Free Them will take the stage at 9:00 p.m., and the Pope County Bootleggers will play at around 10:15 p.m.

Click below to hear Where Is My Love by Wade Ogle