Seattle based Rocky Votolato is not your typical singer-songwriter. He is a touring musician and a father of two. His music is honest, comforting, and familiar like your favorite pair or old jeans. You know, the one with the hole in the pocket. He began playing in the emo-punk band Waxwing in 1996 and although they haven’t been active for a few years, they are officially playing their final shows in December.
When he began writing songs that didn’t fit Waxwing’s rock sound, he decided to go it alone (but with the help of some friends) and recorded Burning My Travels Clean. In 2003 he recorded his second solo album full of sparse acoustic folk-country-punk. That record, Suicide Medicine, is amazing. His performances are both delicate and heart wrenching affairs that you should make every attempt to attend.
You can (and I highly recommend you do) get the aforementioned records from Second Nature Recordings, but he has recently signed on with Barsuk Records and they will be releasing a new record from him called Makers on January 24, 2006. I can’t wait, but you don’t have to. Download a new track from it called “White Daisy Passing” here.
MP3 | Rocky Votolato – Suicide Medicine Suicide Medicine
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