J. Roddy Walston & the Business announce new album, Essential Tremors

by Woody on July 17, 2013


HearYa session alums J. Roddy Walston and the Business are releasing their third album and first on the excellent ATO label. These boys remain the embodiment of all that is good about rock and roll. There is zero bullshit. Just four guys firing on all cylinders with flying everywhere.

Heavy Bells picks up where their last album left off. The album will see the light of day on September 10th. In the meantime, enjoy Heavy Bells and dig into our session. Here is the lowdown from the PR firm:

No stranger to the south, lead vocalist, guitarist and pianist J. Roddy Walston was brought up in the southern church hometown of Cleveland, Tennessee before relocating to Baltimore where he made the acquaintance of lead guitarist and vocalist Billy Gordon, bassist and vocalist Logan Davis and drummer Steve Colmus, now collectively known as The Business.

Essential Tremors, the band’s third release, is the most far-ranging and eclectic album in the band’s history. Their blend of classic rock & roll emphasized by rapturous hooks, riffs and rhythms, coupled with Motown flavor and funky charm brings out a pure Bacchanalian splendor. J. Roddy’s arresting voice and thumping piano playing travels directly from your eardrums to your bone marrow as he keens, croons and intones words and music that are at turns lunatic and mystic. Their relentless touring and trademark spirited live performances has helped J. Roddy Walston & The Business grow from a grass roots movement into a band with a loyal and expansive following.

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Full HearYa session with J. Roddy Walston & the Business is here.

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