Monday, October 8, 2007

Rocky Votolato - The Bragg & Cuss

Ever since I heard Rocky Votolato, I've been on an alt-country trip. I'll admit it. This genre, with twangy guitars and simple percussions, impressive songwriting, and often tortured voices highlight many songs. Rocky is no different, with lyrics ranging from love and death, to whiskey. With a harmonica in hand (or on a neck-holder), he's a one-man band, and watching him live is even more impressive. I wouldn't say this is a career-defining record, but it's solid. I'll post Makers later, because I think that is the quintessential Rocky album. Standout tracks: "Lilly White," and "Red Dragon Wishes." Rating: 7.5/10


1 comment:

acardena said...

Hey, this album is so relaxing!
I'm listening now.
thanks for the add!