J Roddy Walston and The Business Set July Release
With the anticipated upcoming album and soon-to-be-announced summer touring, J Roddy Walston and The Business will take their rowdy brand of good time, Southern coated, old-fashioned rock n' roll to a worldwide audience.
Members Billy Gordon (guitar, vocals), Steve Colmus (drums) and J Roddy Walston (vocals, piano, guitar) joined in Baltimore, MD by way of Cleveland, TN and have since spent countless months on the road.
The intention on the album was to sonically capture the band as close to that sound as possible with minimal alterations. It was accomplished with the guidance of producer Kevin Augunas during a nine-day marathon session at Los Angeles' Sound City Studio and Fairfax Recordings. Foregoing the more common, modern digital recording process, they used a 16-track, two-inch Scully tape machine. Augunas and guitarist Billy Gordon sealed it with mixing duties.
Punctuated and largely based upon J Roddy's barrelhouse piano, build ups and homecoming choruses - the band shifts seamlessly through their songs: the swinging, grittiness, fun on the single "Don't Break the Needle," jump-up shout-a-longs on "Used To Did," low slung, traveling blues on "Use Your Language," to arena-worthy anthems ("I Don't Wanna Hear It"). Add in six more tracks that don't disappoint.