J. Roddy Walston & the Business / Murder by Death / Jonny Fritz: Live at Georgia Theatre
Well, my first show of the year with Concerthopper.com was a tremendous success thanks to the wonderful performances of Jonny Fritz, Murder by Death, and J. Roddy Walston & the Business. I can’t wait to tell you all about it below! Now, don’t get sad after you finish reading this though, because this particular tour is complete. You can still catch these bands on tour this year by clicking on the appropriate links: Murder by Death tour dates, J. Roddy Walston & the Business tour dates, and Jonny Fritz tour dates.
Kicking off the night was Jonny Fritz, F.K.A. Jonny Corndog, who has been entertaining audiences with his version of alternative country since 2008 with the release of his debut LP, I’m Not Ready To Be A Daddy. He has released three (3) LPs since then, including Dad Country, which is one of my personal favorites. Even though his set was only about 30 minutes long, he still managed to cram in some tasty songs for the eager crowd at the Georgia Theatre. Want to hear more of Jonny Fritz? Check out his Official Bandcamp page and hear his music for yourself.
Murder by Death played next on the bill, leaving J. Roddy Walston & the Business to close out the show. Well besides this being my first time seeing them perform live, I really had no clue what to expect with their live show. They really blew me away with their stage presence and performance. Besides flawlessly executing a cover of Iron Maiden’s “Wasted Years”, Murder by Death played a good amount of core songs from their discography that really made me happy. They even teased an upcoming release featuring some of their favorite cover songs that will include “Wasted Years”. I met a lot of fans from all around the southeast that specifically came for Murder by Death because they have been fans of the band for years. This proved to me that they have a loyal fan base that travels to their shows, no questions asked. I know I will definitely go see Murder by Death live again and you should as well. Murder by Death is probably one of the best bands I can introduce you to if you like bands like Lucero. Want to hear more of Murder by Death? Check out their Official Soundcloud page today and hear some of their music today!
J. Roddy Walston & the Business came on stage a little after 10:30 pm and the entire place went crazy! This band has been rocking venues and festivals across North America since 2002. My first time seeing them live was in 2013 and I’ve never looked back since. This was my eighth (8th) time witnessing the awesomeness that is J. Roddy Walston & the Business live and it definitely will not be my last. Their energetic stage presence coupled with J. Roddy’s thundering piano playing had me hooked. I am always singing their praises when I can to people who like good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll. Want to hear some of J. Roddy Walston & the Business? Then head on over to their Official Soundcloud page today. You can thank me later.
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