When we were in town for South by Southwest earlier this year we decided to throw our first party in five years. The first band we booked was J Roddy Walston and the Business. Their high-energy, piano-led rock was exactly what we wanted to build the rest of the lineup around. Needless to say, they didn’t disappoint and since then I’ve been able to catch them a couple times on the road. At Bonnaroo they were sandwiched between Black Keys and Eminem and their set ended up being the one I danced to the most all weekend. It was by far my favorite at the festival.
J Roddy is the perfect pick-me-up at 2:00pm on a Saturday so you should definitely head over to the Bud Light stage and work your way to the front. Its the only way to properly experience their show. It’s perfect “Austin” music; Rootsy, gritty, sing-along, and it’ll likely make you wanna put back a few brews during their set – appropriately they’re on a beer sponsored stage. At the end of the day don’t be surprised if there’s some J Roddy stuck in your head. I’ve had “Brave Man’s Death” kickin’ around in mine since early this year and I don’t think it’s leaving anytime soon.