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J. Roddy Walston and the Business release new song

July 12, 2013
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J. Roddy Walston and the Business release new song

J. Roddy Walston and the Business released “Heavy Bells,” off Essential Tremors, their first album with ATO, the label that is also home to the Drive-by Truckers, the Alabama Shakes, and My Morning Jacket. Back in March, when they first signed to ATO, Walston told City Paper that the band was headed down to...
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J. Roddy Walston on band’s switch to ATO

March 7, 2013
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J. Roddy Walston on band’s switch to ATO

As The Sun reported earlier this week, J. Roddy Walston and the Business have joined the Drive By Truckers, Alabama Shakes, and others on the roster of ATO record label. City Paper got in touch with Walston to see what the change means. “We’d actually jumped ship with Vagrant six months or a...
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Watch the national television debut of J. Roddy Walston and The Business on VH1

December 27, 2012
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Watch the national television debut of J. Roddy Walston and The Business on VH1

J. Roddy Walston & The Business have long felt like one of Baltimore rock’s best prospects for mainstream success; after all, they are one of the only local bands to have found their way onto 98 Rock playlists, and sound damn good there. Still, it was a little surprising last week to get word...
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Saturday Saints: J-Roddy Walston and the Business and Tommy Tucker and the Supernaturals at the Ottobar, July 31

August 3, 2010
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Saturday Saints: J-Roddy Walston and the Business and Tommy Tucker and the Supernaturals at the Ottobar, July 31

J-Roddy Walston and the Business have been packing big, enthusiastic crowds into the Ottobar for years, so in a sense, this was just another Saturday night for the Tennessee native and his backing band. In another sense, however, it represented a big moment for Walston: a release party in his adopted hometown for the...
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Soul Cannon Give Themselves Some Hard Acts To Follow

April 28, 2008
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Soul Cannon Give Themselves Some Hard Acts To Follow

When local hip-hop band Soul Cannon played a release party for its new album at the Ottobar on Friday, it made a decision that could be interpreted as either really smart or really unwise: booking two opening bands that have fervent local followings and reputations as great live acts. Sure, the inclusion of Pittsburgh...
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