Roddy is originally from Cleveland, Tennesee. "I have really weird early memories of what made me want to start playing rock and roll, like Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I actually thought it was Ferris Bueller singing the Beatles. I was like, 'Man I wanna sound like Ferris Bueller's voice.' In high school my grandmother taught me two or three songs on the piano, broken pieces of songs, and that turned into a lot of the way I played piano and guitar, just plopping around. And our guitar player Billy [Gordon, who co-wrote two tracks on the album] really loves Van Halen."

LISTEN: J. Roddy Walston and the Business "Caroline"