J. Roddy Walston & the Business: Live at the 40 Watt Club

I am a firm believer that the universe takes care of those people who deserve it the most. With that being said, I was a tad bit nervous about finding something good to write about for the relaunch of the Concerthopper website. Well that was until one of my favorite bands, J. Roddy Walston & the Business (JRWATB), decided to give away 2 tickets to the their April 12th show at the 40 Watt Club in Athens on Facebook. I thought why the hell not?! Worst thing that could happen is that I would not win the tickets… so I entered the contest. The next day, I saw that my comment had a reply from the JRWATB Facebook page and what do you know… they awarded me the two (2) tickets. Now what makes this moment even more special is that one of my very first articles for Concerthopper was a review of JRWATB, Moon Taxi and Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas from their 2015 tour stop in Charlotte, N.C.

So I find it very fitting that I kick off the official Concerthopper website relaunch with my boys from Richmond, Va. JRWATB is best described as a roots rock/southern rock/gospel/Rock ‘n’ Roll band that can make a melody roll right off one of the sickest guitar riffs made by Billy Gordon (guitar/backing vocals) or even J. Roddy himself. JRWATB released their fourth (4th) LP late last year to critical acclaim from many in the music industry and took no time off before touring in support of this new record. It is great to hear this record because after growing up with the band’s first three (3) LPs, you can feel and hear a sense of musical maturity with all the members of the band. I am pretty sure that JRWATB is the best band that you may not have heard of, and I can highly recommend them to each and every one of our readers. The set list for this show in Athens would feature songs that are old and new and would last almost two (2) incredible hours. Want to hear more of JRWATB? Follow this link to the JRWATB official YouTube channel and give them a listen today!

SETLIST – 40 Watt Club Athens, Ga 04/12/2018

·         I Don’t Want to Hear it

·         Marigold

·         Same Days

·         Take it as it comes

·         Numbers

·         Bad Habits

·         Don’t Get Old

·         Don’t Break the Needle

·         Caroline

·         Brave Man’s Death

·         Bleed Out

·         Ways and Means

·         Used to Did

·         Use Your Language


·         Burn Black

·         Sweat Shock

·         You Know Me Better

·         Heavy Bells


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Remember don’t think about it, just buy the damn ticket! As always, hope to see you at a show or festival soon!