Seattle-based indie-folk hero Rocky Votolato has released ‘Wild Roots’— his first album in over 7 years– via Spartan Records and Thirty Something Records (Europe/UK).
“Wild Roots” is an epically moving and personal collection of songs that immediately touch your heart on so many levels .
An intimate concept album inspired by and written for his family, each song on ‘Wild Roots’ is a letter dedicated to a specific family member and focused on a special memory or moment in time
You cannot help but hang on every word of this album . From note one Rocky Votolato does a brilliant job of serving as a master painter and carefully and passionately bringing each song to life .
We were immediately taken by “23 Stitches “ it felt as we were watching a home movie on an old VHS tape.
The album was beautifully put together and the soul that lives in this album is magnificent.
‘Wild Roots’ was produced, engineered, and mixed by Votolato himself and features a stellar lineup of musicians whose contributions perfectly compliment the delicate nature of these songs — Abby Gundersen (William Fitzsimmons) on piano, string arrangements, and vocal harmonies, James McAllister (Sufjan Stevens, The National) on drums and percussion, Phil Wandscher (Whiskeytown, Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter) on electric guitar, and Marcel Gein (Perry O’Parson) on electric guitar.
The simplicity of “There Is a Light “ helps the strong and delicate message of the song shine through as painful as it may be .
“Becoming Human and Little Black Diamond “ were the first two songs that served as our introduction for Rocky Votolato Well written gems that artfully display the beauty of Rocky Votolato’s voice .
“Wild Roots” is a must listen. We said it before Rocky Votolato is a once in a generation voice and his music should be required listening for the soul.
You can listen to “Wild Roots” Here
You can also catch Rocky Votolato on tour starting today in Vashon,WA the dates are below
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9/9 – Vashon, WA
9/10 – Port Orchard, WA
9/11 – Olympia, WA
9/13 – Snoqualmie, WA
9/14 – Orcas Island, WA
9/17 – Shelton, WA
10/4 Spokane, WA
10/6 Salt Lake City, UT
10/7 Provo, UT
10/8 Denver, CO
10/09 Denver, CO
10/11 Phoenix, AZ
10/12 Las Vegas, NV
10/13 Joshua Tree, CA
10/14 Buena Park, CA
10/15 Los Angeles, CA
10/16 San Diego, CA
10/19 Thousand Oaks, CA
10/20 Santa Barbara, CA
10/21 Oakland, CA
10/22 Berkeley, CA
10/23 Petaluma, CA
11/3 – Tacoma, WA @ ALMA
11/4 – Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall
11/5 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern