Rocky Votolato

Seattle musician Rocky Votolato is a soft-spoken, very kind, very hard-working father of two, born in rural Texas and raised in the Pacific Northwest indie scene (where he fronted the acclaimed rock band Waxwing). In his decade-plus life as a songwriter and musician he has sought to articulate something essential about life, writing songs that seem to have been scratched into a boxcar wall by a worn-out and lonesome ghost. His gravelly, sandpaper smooth voice and introspective lyrics mark him as that most rare of punk-rocker-turned-acoustic-troubadours: Votolato writes graceful, understated, human, unpretentious songs, demonstrating that simplicity is still a viable option for accomplished songwriters.

Rocky Votolato's "Makers" gets 10th Anniversary vinyl 19 Aug 2016

Rocky Votolato's classic 2006 album Makers is released today with updated artwork, remastered audio, and 180-gram vinyl for the first time. Be sure to catch Rocky on his Makers 10th Anniversary Tour starting August 31st in Spokane WA, with special guest Chris Staples.

upcoming shows

[15 Sep]

ALLSTON, MA · Great Scott

16 Sep

NEW YORK, NY · Mercury Lounge

17 Sep


19 Sep

ST. PETERSBURG, FL · Local 662

20 Sep

ORLANDO, FL · Back Booth

21 Sep

LAFAYETTE, LA · Living Room Show 

22 Sep

HOUSTON, TX · Rudyards

23 Sep

FORT WORTH, TX · Live Oak Music Hall

24 Sep

AUSTIN, TX · Parish

25 Sep

SAN ANTONIO, TX · Living Room Show