by Nate Watters
Rocky Votolato is quite possibly one of the most real and humble musicians playing on stage these days. He tells great stories, talks to the crowd as if he knows everyone personally, and sings and plays his acoustic guitar like he’s the only one in the room, but knows he’s not because everyone is singing along. I saw Rocky play in Portland, Oregon a couple of years ago, and his performance of the song “Suicide Medicine” was incredibly intense. This time, playing in front of a hometown crowd in Seattle, was no exception. He played an amazing show and performed a few new songs, but played a ton of older stuff that everyone wanted to hear.
Rocky’s new album, True Devotion is great – he’s one of those rare artists who can keep coming out with new material and never give you any reason to say “I liked his old stuff better”.
Adam H. Stephens and his crew put on an impressive set as well, opening for Rocky. These guys were great to watch and seemed to have a great time on stage. I’m definitely hoping to catch them again soon!