Saturday, July 30, 2011

Rocky Votolato: Love's a Train Wreck, You're a Mistake

Rocky Votolato is a very talented musician and songwriter from Seattle, Washington.  In the mid to late 90's he formed a band with his friends and younger brother name Waxwing.  Waxwing gained popularity locally, selling out clubs in Seattle's pulsing music scene.  Straying away from Waxwings aggressive style, Votolato wrote his own songs.  His 2006 release Makers was a critical success, and a few of his songs landed spots on popular television shows.  Votolato's most recent full length effort, True Devotion, was released in February of 2010.

Rocky Votolato is known for his trademark gravely voice.  He is currently touring Europe, but will be returning to tour the US in September.  On his website, fans pick his setlist for upcoming shows, but voting for up to 12 songs- a very creative and interactive idea.  Here's Rocky Votolato performing "Portland is Leaving" off 2006's Makers.

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