MORE

Rocky Votolato

Rocky Votolato built himself a sturdy platform for going solo. When his band, Waxwing, imploded in 2005, Votolato was in the right place at the right time. Emo had taken the nation by storm, and teenage girls were replacing their Backstreet Boys posters with depictions of sensitive tattooed boys. Votolato's affection for folksy, acoustic ballads and heart-on-his-sleeve lyrics branded him as another mall-punk messiah — but an astute listener can hear the differences. His Texas upbringing twangs in his work, which gives equal nods to Willie Nelson, Nick Drake and Paul Westerberg (when Westerberg is at his best, anyway). His latest album, 2010's True Devotion, doesn't depart from the sound he has been crafting over the past decade, but it's a warm, familiar batch of songs.

Use Current Location

Related Location

miles
Hi-dive

7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

303-733-0230

www.hi-dive.com


Sponsor Content

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >