The son of a member of the Dallas-based motorcycle gang the Scorpions (rivals to the famed Hell's Angels), singer and songwriter Rocky Votolato spent most of his childhood on a 50-acre horse farm in rural Frost, Texas, before being uprooted in his teens for the cloudy climate of Seattle. Retracing his steps home, writing plaintive pieces of Americana often with nothing more than an acoustic guitar, Votolato has matured significantly through the years since landing a minor hit with his 2006 track, “White Daisy Passing.” Recently recovering from a troubled bout of writer's block and depression, Votolato's latest collection of work, “True Devotion,” is regarded by many critics as his most complete to date. Votolato is scheduled to perform at the Camel on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. $12-$14. 353-4901.
Style Weekly's mission is to provide smart, witty and tenacious coverage of Richmond. Our editorial team strives to reveal Richmond's true identity through unflinching journalism, incisive writing, thoughtful criticism, arresting photography and sophisticated presentation.
We make sense of the news; pursue those in power; explore the city's arts and culture; open windows on provocative ideas; and help readers know Richmond through its people. We give readers the information to make intelligent decisions.