35 Rocky Votolato

Technically speaking, recording is banned from our living room, but erm, Mrs. Toad was away and Rocky was by himself so why the fuck not, eh?

This was an odd mismatch. Originally the session was prepared for Chantal Acda, who was headlining the tour. Then it turned out she couldn’t make it due to illness, and then there I was having a chat with Rocky, who I’d never exchanged a word with before.

Considering I was monumentally unprepared, this was a wonderful session. Rocky was relaxed and chatty, and it was one of the nicest and easiest conversations we’ve had on the session since they began in 2008.

Thanks to Matthew and Alex for the video and to Mario for the photos.



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01. Rocky Votolato – Shortcuts (Toad Session) (00.10)
02. Gregory Alan Isakov – Amsterdam (06.47)
03. Chris Staples – Walking With a Stranger (10.22)
04. Rocky Votolato – Uppers (Toad Session) (18.06)
05. Townes Van Zandt – Pancho & Lefty (26.31)
06. Iris DeMent – When Love Was Young (30.13)
07. Rocky Votolato – Hospital Handshakes (Toad Session) (34.07)
08. Gillian Welch – Revelator (45.52)
09. Avett Brothers – Greatest Sum (52.21)
10. Rocky Votolato – Silver Trees (Toad Session) (59.21)

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