Hello Everyone!

After a much needed break at home this Winter I’m getting ready to hit the road again soon…  Would any of you be up for hosting a living room show for me this Spring??  

If you live in or near any of these cities and are up for hosting please read through the instructions on how it all works here http://bit.ly/2FkRuG5 and shoot us an e-mail with a picture of your space to: Rocky@undertowshows.com 

(the city choices are tentative so don’t be shy – get in touch if you live anywhere near one of these places!) 

5/1 – TUE – Bellingham, WA
5/2 – WED – Yakima, WA
5/3 – THUR – Hooper, UT
5/4 – FRI – Park City, UT
5/5 – SAT – Denver, CO
5/6 – SUN – Boulder, CO
5/8 – TUE – Wichita, KS
5/9 – WED – Kansas City, MO
5/10 – THUR – Griffith, IN
5/11 – FRI – Chicago, IL
5/12 – SAT – Ann Arbor, MI
5/13 – SUN – Cleveland, OH
5/14 – MON – Pittsburgh, PA
5/15 – TUE – Cincinnati, OH
5/16 – WED – Norman, OK
5/17 – THUR – Dallas, TX
5/18 – FRI – Houston, TX
5/19 – SAT – Austin, TX
5/20 – SUN – Austin, TX
5/22 – TUE – Phoenix, AZ
5/23 – WED – Las Vegas, NV
5/24 – THUR – San Diego, CA
5/25 – FRI – Los Angeles area, CA 
5/26 – SAT – Los Angeles area, CA 
5/27 – SUN – Los Angeles area, CA 
5/29 – TUE – Petaluma, CA
5/30 – WED – San Francisco, CA
5/31 – THUR – Redding, CA
6/1 – FRI – Portland, OR 
6/2 – SAT – Tacoma, WA 
6/8 – FRI – Woodinville, WA
6/9 – SAT – Seattle, WA

Once it’s all organized tickets will go on sale for this tour around mid-March so keep an eye out!  Thanks for your support as always and hope to see you on this run!

Much love,

Photo Credit:  Steve Donahue – Baltimore MD

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PNW Living Room Tour!

September 26, 2017

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Living Room Tour of the PNW starts WED 9/27 in Mt. Vernon, WA!

Tickets: https://goo.gl/WuuRXb

9/27 – WED – Mt. Vernon
9/28 – THUR – Bellingham
9/29 – FRI – Redmond*
9/30 – SAT – Seattle
10/1 – SUN – Vashon Island
10/2 – MON – Lopez Island
10/4 – WED – Shelton
10/5 – THUR – Olympia
10/6 – FRI – Portland (Sold Out)
10/7 – SAT – Tacoma

10/13 – FRI – Yakima
10/14 – SAT – Spokane
10/15 – SUN – Wenatchee

*25th Anniversary Show @ The Old Firehouse!

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I’m really excited to announce the first leg of dates for my US Living Room Tour this summer and that I will be performing the Suicide Medicine album in it’s entirety every night!  Tickets go on sale this FRI 4/28 at 2PM PT.  I’ll be announcing more dates in TX, AZ, NV, and up the West Coast in July very soon, so if you don’t see your city listed here keep an eye out for those shows to go on sale in the next few weeks!

Tickets:  http://goo.gl/9wGHBo   


6/1 – THUR – Vashon Island, WA
6/2 – FRI – Bremerton, WA
6/3 – SAT – Tacoma, WA
6/4 – SUN – Port Orchard, WA
6/6 – TUE – Coeur d’Alene, ID
6/7 – WED – Missoula, MT
6/8 – THUR – Ogden, UT
6/9 – FRI – Salt Lake City, UT
6/10 – SAT – Denver, CO
6/11 – SUN – Boulder, CO
6/12 – MON – Whichita, KS
6/13 – TUE –  Kansas City, MO
6/14 – WED – Griffith, IN
6/15 – THU – Chicago, IL
6/16 – FRI – Cincinnati, OH
6/17 – SAT – Akron, OH
6/19 – MON – Scott Depot, WV
6/20 – TUE – Pittsburgh, PA
6/21 – WED – Ithaca, NY
6/22 – THUR – Worcester, MA
6/23 – FRI –  Brooklyn, NY
6/24 – SAT –  Philadelphia, PA
6/25 – SUN – Washington, DC
6/26 – MON – Winston-Salem, NC
6/28 – WED – Columbus, MS
6/29 – THUR – Houston, TX
6/30 – FRI – Dallas, TX

Eternal gratitude to all of you who reached out offering to host a show and even if we didn’t pick your house this time I really appreciate you getting in touch.  As always thanks so much for your support and hope to see you at a living room show this summer!!

Much love,


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New Live Album OUT NOW!!

October 27, 2016


My new live album “Live at Black Belt” is out now!  Get the Limited Edition Vinyl (500 copies on Pink/White Swirl) from Rocket Heart Records in the US here:  https://goo.gl/zFmeM0

You can also pre-order it on a 12” Signed Art Print + Download code from my web-store here:  https://goo.gl/yU3ytZ or digitally on Bandcamp here:  https://goo.gl/SDzxQA

Available March 21st “Live at Black Belt” is a beautifully captured collection of Rocky’s songs spanning his decade plus solo career.  Recorded live over 3 nights at intimate living room shows in Seattle WA, this record includes fan favorites: Portland is Leaving, White Daisy Passing, and Suicide Medicine. Also included is the brand-new previously unreleased song Little Charger — a tribute to the Standing Rock movement.

The Physical Release will be limited in the US to:
– 500 copies on Pink/White Swirl Vinyl through Rocket Heart Records
– 200 copies on 12″ X 12” Signed Art Print w/ Download Code included


The European Version of “Live at Black Belt” is available now through Glitterhouse Records!!:  https://goo.gl/L2APjy

The Physical Release will be limited in Europe to:
– 300 copies on Neon-Orange Vinyl through Glitterhouse Records

Listen to the 1st Track Here:



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RockyInstaSuper excited to announce that I’m doing a tour this fall to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of my album “Makers”. If you’re a fan of that record and would like to hear it live in it’s entirety come join us!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!  www.rockyvotolato.com/shows/


Wed/Aug-31Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
Thu/Sep-01Boise, ID @ Neurolux
Fri/Sep-02 Provo, UT @ Velour
Sat/Sep-03 Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
Tue/Sep-06 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
Wed/Sep-07 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Thu/Sep-08 Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
Fri/Sep-09 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
Sat/Sep-10 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Sun/Sep-11Columbus, OH@  Rubma Cafe
Tue/Sep-13 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
Wed/Sep-14 Philadelphia, PA@ Johnny Brenda’s
Thu/Sep-15 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Fri/Sep-16 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Sat/Sep-17 Washington, DC @ DC9
Mon/Sep-19 St. Petersburg, FL @ Local 662
Tue/Sep-20 Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth
Thu/Sep-22 Houston, TX @ Rudyard’s
Fri/Sep-23 Ft. Worth, TX @ The Live Oak
Sat/Sep-24 Austin, TX @ The Parish
Tue/Sep-27 Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits
Wed/Sep-28 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
Thu/Sep-29 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Fri/Sep-30 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
Sat/Oct-01 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
Mon/Oct-03 San Luis Obispo, CA @  SLO Brew
Tue/Oct-04 Reno, NV @ The Holland Project
Wed/Oct-05 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
Fri/Oct-07 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Sat/Oct-08 Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern

The Seattle based and incredibly talented Chris Staples will be supporting me on the tour as well.  He put out a beautiful record on Barsuk Records in 2014 called “American Soft” and it was one of my favorites of the year.  Robin Hilton from NPR agreed with me on that:
NPR – Robin Hilton’s Top 10
American Soft – Barsuk.com

Proud to say that Barsuk Records will also reissue Makers on August 19th! This 10th Anniversary reissue marks the first time Barsuk has released the album on LP format, and the first time it’s been pressed on high-quality 180-gram vinyl with a newly designed gatefold sleeve.

Thanks and hope to see you all soon!

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Sawdust & Shavings EP!!

January 27, 2016

Very excited to say that you can now order my new EP “Sawdust & Shavings”!!

►Bandcamp:  http://bit.ly/1m1AUQ3
►iTunes:  http://apple.co/1QLuPEg
►Cassette & 12″ Vinyl – Near Mint:  http://bit.ly/20bww3E

UK / Europe Order links:
► Glitterhouse: http://goo.gl/YGF9FS
► Itunes: http://snip.ftpromo.net/rockyitms

It has several unreleased tracks including “Shortcuts” and “Kids As Kids”, as well as acoustic versions of some of my favorites from my last record (including a stripped down version of Hospital Handshakes I’m very proud of featuring Emily Kokal of Warpaint).


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Death & Music

November 2, 2015

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Thanks to John Richards from KEXP​ for asking me to be a part of his annual “Mom Show” at Town Hall where he will take a look at how a community comes together to share their experiences of death and music. Noah Gundersen​,  Shelby Earl​ and Sean Nelson will be performing with me there as well.  Should be a fun night!

Wed Nov. 11th @  Town Hall Seattle​ – Tickets!

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Finally Home!

August 31, 2015

photoSo glad to be back in Seattle!  Thanks for a RAD summer!!  Tour was such a great time and I truly appreciate everyone coming out and making this tour such a huge success!


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SOLO for US Tour

June 17, 2015


Unfortunately, due to some unforeseen circumstances, I’ve decided not to bring a backing band out on the upcoming US Tour at this time. The tour itself will go on as planned and I’m still very much looking forward to it! I will just be playing the shows SOLO instead of with a backing band.

In the interest of delivering the best show possible I just don’t want to rush things for now… I’m still planning to tour with a band at some point in the future when everything is feeling just right. As I mentioned, I’m still very much looking forward to the tour with Dave Hause & Chris Farren and I’m sorry for the change of plans! Hope to see you all at one of the many upcoming shows!!

Thx for understanding,

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Co-Headlining Tour!

April 27, 2015

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Really excited to announce that I will be doing a North American Tour with a Full Band backing me up this Summer!!!  It will be a Co-Headlining run with my good buddy Dave Hause​ and special guest Chris Farren​!

Tickets go On Sale May 1st.

Thu/Jul-09       Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
Fri/Jul-10         Boise, ID  @ Neurolux
Sat/Jul-11        Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Sun/Jul-12       Denver, CO @Marquis Theater
Tue/Jul-14       Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
Wed/Jul-15      Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
Fri/Jul-17         Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
Sat/Jul-18        Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
Sun/Jul-19       Chicago, IL @ Double Door
Mon/Jul-20      Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Tue/Jul-21       Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
Wed/Jul-22      Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Thu/Jul-23       Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Fri/Jul-24         New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Sat/Jul-25        Washington, DC @ DC9
Mon/Jul-27      Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room
Tue/Jul-28       Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
Wed/Jul-29      Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
Thu/Jul-30       St. Petersburg, FL @ The Local 662
Fri/Jul-31         Orlando, FL @ The Social
Sat/Aug-01      Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
Sun/Aug-02     New Orleans, LA @ Gassa Gassa
Mon/Aug-03    Birmingham, AL @ The Saturn
Tue/Aug-04     Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
Thu/Aug-06     Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival
Fri/Aug-07       Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
Sat/Aug-08      St. Louis MO @ Firebird
Mon/Aug-10    Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown
Tue/Aug-11     Norman, OK @ The Opolis
Wed/Aug-12    Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Thu/Aug-13     Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
Fri/Aug-14       Austin, TX @ Red 7
Sat/Aug-15      El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
Mon/Aug-17    Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits
Tue/Aug-18     Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
Wed/Aug-19    Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Thu/Aug-20     San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
Fri/Aug-21       Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s
Sat/Aug-22     Ventura, CA @ TBD
Mon/Aug-24   Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
Tue/Aug-25    Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Wed/Aug-26   San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Fri/Aug-28      Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Sat/Aug-29     Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

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