Over the next 11 weeks I’ll dig deep into the 2014 Coachella Music Festival lineup, featuring one band per day. The purpose of this piece is to assist in difficult decisions that inevitably you’ll need to make, as well as, serve as a fun countdown to Coachella Week. Note: All bands appear in a completely random order… Enjoy, and let the countdown begin!
Day 20 = J Roddy Walston and The Business
Performing = Sunday
J Roddy Walston and The Business are a rock ‘n’ roll band that formed in Cleveland, Tennessee in 2002. The quartet is fronted by J Roddy himself, and now make their home in Baltimore, Maryland. The band is known for their energetic live shows (we’ll be the judge of that), and Mr. Walston’s pounding style of piano playing.
The band has released three studio albums and two extended plays over the last twelve years. The group’s most recent album Essential Tremors was released last September, and includes the single “Heavy Bells.”
Hail Mega Boys (2007)
J Roddy Walston and The Business (2010)
Essential Tremors (2013)
J Roddy cites Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and T. Rex as their musical influences. Mr. Walston becomes tight when people refer to him as a keyboardist… he adds, I’m a pianist, I play piano!
This has high Noon at the main stage written all over it.
Visit the J Roddy Walston and The Business website here:
“Use Your Language”