[Interview] No Country Chats Backstage with J Roddy Walston

J Roddy Walston. Photo by Matt Cairns.J Roddy Walston. Photo by Matt Cairns.

We’ve already been gushing about last Thursday’s incredible high energy rock show at Exit/In, and how headliners J Roddy Walston & The Business made sparks fly out of our ears, but you might not have heard about our little micro-adventure. Already having been interviewed by Lightning 100, squeezing in time with his family, and being mere minutes away from showtime, J Roddy Walston was classy enough to invite us backstage for a chat and a quick portrait.

Follow the jump to check out a casual conversation with a modern rock ‘n’ roll legend.

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[Review + Photos] J Roddy Walston & The Business w/ Avers & The Black Cadillacs | 5.21.15 @ Exit/In

J Roddy Walston & The Business, Photo by Matt Cairns

J Roddy Walston & The Business
w/ Avers, The Black Cadillacs

Exit/In; Nashville, TN
May 21, 2015

Review by Jake Wyatt. Photos by Matt Cairns.

If you missed this show on Thursday night, you not only missed a chance to see three of the great rock ‘n roll bands of our day, but you also missed a chance to truly live the rock ‘n roll lifestyle. Switching your shift for the morning, or walking out early only to make enough money to buy your ticket and a couple brews at the show is worth every moment when bands like The Black Cadillacs, Avers, and J Roddy Walston & The Business are on the bill. We guaranteed you a great show and 20/20 hindsight says we underestimated how thrilling this was going to be. We understand living busy lives and trying to make ends meet. So if you could not make it, click below to get a glimpse.

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Catch J Roddy Walston & The Business w/ Avers & The Black Cadillacs | TONIGHT @ Exit/In


Preview by Jake Wyatt & Matt Cairns

Attention all music purists: J Roddy Walston & The Business play Exit/In with Avers and The Black Cadillacs TONIGHT, May 21! They are rock ‘n roll at its finest. No filler. No bullshit. Along with Exit/In being a very intimate venue, it also gives you the best shows for a price that will never break the bank. Come down to see all three bands for just $20, and let loose the rock ‘n roll soul in all of us. Be there or be square, as they say. Read on below to find out more about the lineup.

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Stream The New EP ‘Legends’ From Nashville’s Pilot Rouge

Pilot Rouge. Photo by Matt Cairns.

Pilot Rouge. Photo by Matt Cairns.

Some bands emerge from depths of the infinite Nashville talent in a raging ball of fire that is absolutely impossible for any listener to miss, and sometimes we’re lucky enough to catch their ascent early; getting a nice spot to watch the fireworks. Heads up folks, keep watching the sky because Nashville alt-rock band Pilot Rouge is about to explode. Just yesterday, they released their epic five song EP titled Legends and you can download it in full on iTunes, or check out some samples on Noisetrade.

Pilot Rouge is a five member team lead by the multi-talented Kevin Terry who is shredding on the cello when he’s not with the rest of the band. Kevin’s smooth vocals and falsetto choruses layered over epic beats and soaring guitar riffs make for tunes that pull on our heartstrings and seize us with nostalgia for first-loves. Speaking of heartbreak, listen in awe to the harmonies by keyboardist Allison Piotrowski in the EP’s title track. We’ve got Pilot Rouge’s Legends EP right here on NCFNN after the jump. Give it a listen and keep an eye out for Pilot Rouge’s name on local show dates. Believe us, you won’t want to miss them before they take off like a rocket.

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[Review + Photos] Gregory Alan Isakov & Nathaniel Rateliff | 1.21.15 @ 3rd & Lindsley

Gregory Alan Isakov. Photo by Matt Cairns.Gregory Alan Isakov. Photo by Matt Cairns.

Gregory Alan Isakov, Nathaniel Rateliff
3rd & Lindsley; Nashville, TN
January 21st, 2015

Review and photos by Matt Cairns.

Wednesday at 3rd & Lindsley, indie-folk troubadour and king of chill Gregory Alan Isakov dropped in with Nathaniel Rateliff and created a magical night for all in attendance. Looking around the audience, we saw starry-eyed listeners, couples young and old holding hands, and the dim room felt as if it were lit by fireflies.

We’ve got the full review of Wednesday’s performance along with photos right here after the jump.

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