April 21, 2016

Rocky Votolato Living Room Concert at Through Being Cool - Concert Pictures

Rocky Votolato Living Room Concert at Through Being Cool vegan bakery in Toronto, April 20 2016 Photos by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Rocky Votolato Living Room Concert at Through Being Cool vegan bakery in Toronto, April 20 2016 Photos by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Rocky Votolato Living Room Concert at Through Being Cool vegan bakery in Toronto, April 20 2016 Photos by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
American singer-songwriter Rocky Votolato has been touring solo, performing living room shows in homes and other venues. I remember planning to go see him last time he was here in Toronto and I just couldn't make it work. So when I saw the announcement for this show, I wanted to make sure I was there. His Toronto concert on April 20 (after all the afternoon 420 celebrations) was performed at Through Being Cool vegan bakery. It was certainly a unique setting for a show, and the intimacy allowed for full concentration on the music.

It was a small and intimate show, performed completely acoustic. The songs were presented in their most basic elements of guitar, voice and harmonica. It was a fantastic way to fully absorb in Rocky's personal and emotive songs. I love songs presented acoustically and this show reminded me of amazing times I've had hanging around with musical friends, a bunch of guitars and a few drinks. A show like this feels like a rare treat and a privilege to attend; something that I wish more artists would do.
Rocky Votolato Living Room Concert at Through Being Cool vegan bakery in Toronto, April 20 2016 Photos by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
Rocky Votolato Living Room Concert at Through Being Cool vegan bakery in Toronto, April 20 2016 Photos by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures
I'm never too good at keeping track of setlists, but here's what I captured.

"Little Spring"
"Portland is Leaving"
"Shortcuts"
"Hospital Handshakes"
"Kids as Kids"
"Alabaster"
"Om Ma"
"Tinfoil Hats"
"Instrument"
"White Daisy Passing"
"Makers"
"Suicide Medicine"
"White Knuckles"
"Boxcutter"
"The Finish Line"
"Montana"

If you're not familiar with his music, check out some below. And look out for Rocky playing a show near you. It's well worthwhile attending.

"Little Spring"

"Portland is Leaving"

"Hospital Handshakes"

"Tinfoil Hats"

"Instrument"

"White Daisy Passing"

"Suicide Medicine"

"White Knuckles"

"The Finish Line"

"Montana"
Rocky Votolato Living Room Concert at Through Being Cool vegan bakery in Toronto, April 20 2016 Photos by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures

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