Sawdust & Shavings - EP

by Rocky Votolato

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Seattle’s Rocky Votolato has been relentlessly on tour over the last two decades as a compelling Singer-Songwriter. Ten years after his critically acclaimed album “Makers” and its evergreen “White Daisy Passing”, Votolato is still connecting with and captivating audiences all over the world, and is back with a new EP called “Sawdust and Shavings”. A follow up to his latest album “Hospital Handshakes”, produced by Chris Walla (Ex-Death Cab for Cutie), which was called "a brilliant creative revitalization" by, the new effort showcases stripped down, intimate versions of songs from his last full-length, as well as several previously unreleased tracks and a feature by Emily Kokal of Warpaint. A new video for the dark and hauntingly beautiful title-track “Sawdust and Shavings” has been made by the filmmaker and Wim Wenders' director-assistant Luca Lucchesi. Keep an eye out for tour dates near you!


released February 4, 2016

All tracks Produced by Rocky Votolato except "Sawdust & Savings" Produced by Chris Walla
Recorded at Sunken Forest Studios in Issaquah, WA - Special Thanks to Pat Monahan!!
Mastered by Levi Seitz | Black Belt Mastering
Engineered and Mixed by Cody Votolato at Sunken Forest Studios
Except "Sawdust & Shavings" mixed by Chris Walla at The Hall of Justice in Seattle, WA
and "Kids As Kids" recorded by Curran Long and Rocky Votolato and
mixed by Rocky Votolato at his home studio in Bothell, WA

Rocky Votolato - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica
Cody Votolato - Electric Guitar, Bass on "Sawdust & Shavings"
Chirs Walla - Piano, Moog, Mellotron, Soundscapes
Emily Kokal - Backup Vocals on "Hospital Handshakes"
Casey Foubert - Kick Drum and Electric Guitar on "Sawdust & Shavings"
Curran Long - Piano on "Kids As Kids"

Art Direction: Charlie Wagers
Layout and Design: Charlie Wagers

European MGMT: Striker Entertainment | Christoph Storbeck |
European Booking:  Sparta Booking | Oliver Arnold |
US Booking: United Talent | Justin Bridgewater |
Licensing: Bank Robber Music |
Publishing Admin:  House Of Hassle

All songs and lyrics written by Rocky Votolato © 2015 J Is For Jerk (ASCAP)
except "Hospital Handshakes" with music written by Cody Votolato and Rocky Votolato
Lyrics to "Hospital Handshakes" adapted from April Votolato's poem "A Ghost in The Sun"

Sincerest THANKS to all my fans, friends, and family, for all your support!
So grateful to all of you and love you more than a thousand millions suns
exploding into a super nova all at once - I couldn't do this without you.

© ℗ 2015 Rocky Votolato



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