J. Roddy Walston and the Business Schedule
The Washington Post said it best when they described the music of J.
Roddy Walston and the Business as, "Equal parts ragtime, southern trash rock and McCartney-esque classic rock, with some gospel
and barbershop thrown in. Think a really twisted version of The Band circa 1969, and you'd be pretty close."
originally from the hollers of Tennessee deliver an unparalleled live performance that will have you out of your seat. You
can check them out at venues like the Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre in Oceanside, California; Fine Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis,
Minnesota; Metro in Chicago, Illinois; Newport Music Hall in Columbus, Ohio; Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights,
Missouri; Carroll Park in Baltimore, Maryland; Georgia Theatre in Athens, Georgia; Zilker Park in Austin, Texas; Bottleneck
in Lawrence, Kansas; Stubbs BarBQ in Austin, Texas; Troubadour in West Hollywood, California; The Independent in San Francisco,
California; Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, Oregon; The Crocodile in Seattle, Washington; Bluebird Theater in Denver, Colorado;
Trees in Dallas, Texas; Terminal West in Atlanta, Georgia; Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Lamberts
in Austin, Texas. Stay on top of all this charismatic band's performances and sign up for event updates through StubHub today!
J. Roddy Walston and the Business Background
Nurtured on a steady diet of what he bills as the "music of God,"
J. Roddy Walston grew up in Cleveland, Tennessee. Walston went on to establish J. Roddy Walston and the Business in 2002 and
issued their first EP, Here Comes Trouble, that same year. Two years later, Walston and the Business left the shadows of the
Smokey Mountains in the rearview mirror and headed for Baltimore. At the time, his future wife pursued her musical education
at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Throughout the 2000s, the band dedicated their efforts to working on their debut full-length
album, Hail Mega Boys, which arrived in 2007, and to focusing on building their credibility as an outstanding act to catch
live. They achieved just that and many loyal fans compared them to "AC/DC fronted by Jerry Lee Lewis." It didn't take long
for them to begin sharing stages with acts like Lucero, The Black Keys, Shovels & Rope and the Lumineers. They have additionally
played high-profile festivals like Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, with audiences loving every minute of their
blissful, yet feverish performances.
While the live concert maintains its place as a crucial component of the entire
J. Roddy Walston and the Business experience, Walston recognizes the importance of penning songs away from the tour bus. He
said, "I think it's dangerous to write songs when you're on the road, since you're so out of touch with the normal, natural
human condition." Prior to crafting tunes for their latest album, Essential Tremors, Walston paused until he was roosted at
his Richmond, Virginia, home. Walston said, "I've sort of drifted back down South again. I don't think our band or our music
is particularly Southern, but our sense of storytelling and use of language is very much aligned with a more Southern way
But, J. Roddy Walston never stays at home for very long. You can find him this year, criss-crossing the country.
Make sure you check out J. Roddy Walston and the Business when they head to your neck of the woods!
J. Roddy Walston
and the Business Albums
J. Roddy Walston and the Business' discography is comprised of: Here Come Trouble (2002); LMNEP
(2005); Fierce Tiger (2006); Hail Mega Boys (2007); J. Roddy Walston and the Business (2010); and Essential Tremors (2013).
J. Roddy Walston said his music has been inspired by Leon Russell, The Rolling Stones, T. Rex, Led Zeppelin and Harry Nilsson.
J. Roddy Walston and the Business Trivia
Many of J. Roddy Walston and the Business' tunes have made their way
to TV, including on Beverly Hills 90210, MTV's Caged and Nickelodeon's Glenn Martin D.D.S.
J. Roddy Walston and
the Business Concert Experience
If you've never been to a J. Roddy Walston and the Business concert, you are in for
a heck of a treat! As the band describes the experience, "Melting all manner of stereotypes into an as-yet-unnamed breed of
New American, each performance finds hipsters hugging Teamsters and sweating till it hurts, and art-school cynics and metalheads
screaming out every lyric in some gorgeously desperate attempt to connect. There seems to be a competition between the band
and the crowd as to who will give more each night." Why would you want to pass up the opportunity to witness a show brimming
with madness and happiness at the same time? J. Roddy Walstona and the Business most certainly fall into the category of bands
that you need to see live in order to truly appreciate their music and their companion stage presence that brings the experience
Don't waste another minute sitting at home watching another YouTube video, and pick up your tickets for
a J. Roddy Walston and the Business concert. Nothing can replace the camaraderie and the sing-along moments you get from a