Watch: J Roddy Walston and the Business

Live in the Collective Arts Black Box, J Roddy Walston and the Business perform "You Know Me Better" and "The Wanting"

On their breakout album Essential Tremors, J Roddy Walston and the Business inspired pangs of joy in music fans that yearn for the days of Bob Seger and early Bruce Springsteen. But when Walston returned home from touring in 2015 and began contemplating his next move, he no longer felt the same connection to that classic-rock sound.

“Loud rock and roll music has become less relevant because it’s just been on a loop,” he says. “If there was any rule on this record, it was, let’s be a part of music right now. I want to be part of living music in this moment.”

The band visited us to perform songs from their latest record live in the Collective Arts Black Box studio.