Rocky Votolato's songwriting will take him to the West again and again, given that his newest album, True Devotion, is a win for Barsuk Records, which released it in February. It's a semi-autobiographical Folk-centered collection, one that basically says, "Hi, I'm Rocky, and this is a snapshot of my life during a three-year hiatus."
What do we find on the new record? In a way, a poet wielding an acoustic guitar, his warm storytelling lifted by an innocuous trifecta of drums, keys and strings.
"It's more of a concept album than anything I've ever done, in that it's a story," Votolato says.
He plays the Southgate House Thursday with Brooke Waggoner. Read Rich Shivener's interview with Votolato and get show details here.