Bonnaroo 2014: J. Roddy Walston & the Business Plays to ‘Gnarly’ Crowd, Talks ‘Eastbound and Down’ Song (Video)

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J Roddy Walston performs during the 2014 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 12, 2014 in Manchester, Tennessee.

After making its Bonnaroo debut in 2011, J. Roddy Walston & the Business returned to the Manchester, Tenn., festival to play tunes from its 2013 album, “Essential Tremors," released on ATO/RED.

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“This was amazing this year,” J. Roddy Walston tells Billboard. “We got to play last night at 11:30 and the crowd was gnarly.”

The group, which is slated to perform at such other festivals as the Newport Folk Festival and Lollapalooza, also reminisced about the licensing of its “Use Your Language” song in the series finale of HBO comedy “Eastbound and Down.”

“We love that show. It was such a great season,” drummer Steve Colmus says. “The whole show was terrific, but for it to come on during that scene was really rad.”

Walston chimed in, joking, “They stole it. They didn’t ask at all. I’m still bummed out about that.”

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