Photo by Scott Preston
J Roddy Walston and The Business
April 30, 2013
Taft Theatre, 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
7:30 pm doors, 8:30 pm show, $12 adv – $15 dos
Baltimore, MD’s J Roddy Walston and The Business have signed to ATO Records and will be recording their third studio album to be released Summer 2013. They will be recording at Soil Of The South Studios in Georgia with Mark Neill, the Grammy-winning producer and engineer of Black Keys’ Brothers and Matt Wignall (Cold War Kids, Delta Spirit).
J Roddy Walston and The Business – comprising vocalist, guitarist and pianist J Roddy Walston, lead guitarist and vocalist Billy Gordon, bassist and vocalist Logan Davis and drummer Steve Colmus – began playing together when Walston moved from the southern church town of Cleveland, Tennessee to Baltimore. They since have earned their fans through what SPINarticulates as “full of spirited and sweaty Southern rock.” They have toured with The Hold Steady, Murder By Death and Deer Tick to name a few.
Their debut album Hail Mega Boys (2007) and sophomore self-titled album (2010) earned critical acclaim from the likes of SPIN, The Washington Post and AP Magazine.American Songwriter asserts, “J Roddy Walston and the Business grab your attention, and hold fast throughout.”
J Roddy Walston and The Business will play a handful of dates in the US starting in Lexington, Kentucky on April 24 through Birmingham, Alabama on May 3. The band will be doing fan club ticketing through Front Gate for the non-festival shows are on sale now at: http://jroddy.
4/24 – Lexington, KY – Cosmic Charlie’s
4/25 – Nashville, TN – Exit In
4/26 – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicken Shack
4/27 – Oxford, MS – Double Decker Festival
4/29 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
4/30 – Cincinnati, OH – The Ballroom at The Taft
5/01 – Indianapolis, IN – Radio Radio
5/02 – Chattanooga, TN – Rhythm & Brews
5/03 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
5/04 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
5/06 – Charleston, SC – The Pour House
5/07 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theater