Daily Archives: September 13, 2010

An interview with J. Roddy Walston

As this is the first time TSU is doing an interview, I figured I’d leave it as raw as possible, but first let me give you a bit of context. I discovered J. Roddy Walston & the Business while driving around Baltimore with Elana, and listening to WTMD, Towson University radio. We both loved the title track to the album (“Don’t Break The Needle”) and were wondering when we’d hear from the band next.

A few days later, I got an email from the band’s management asking if I wanted to feature the band on the blog. How’s that for coincidence? So, in Mr. J. Roddy Walston’s own words – here are a few thoughts about life, music, and everything in between.

Let’s talk about the band name. Who is J. Roddy Walston?

Me… that’s what my mama named me the day i was born.

How long have you guys been together as a band?

Eight years sort of… 5 really touring and all that.

If you guys couldn’t be musicians, what would your jobs be?

Subway sandwich artists. Continue reading