Released on February 23, 2010
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Rocky Votolato writes graceful, understated, unpretentious songs,demonstrating that simplicity is still a viable option for accomplished songwriters. His last two releases, Makers (2006, Barsuk) and The Brag and Cuss (2007, Barsuk), found him exploring and paying homage to the folk and country music that shaped his early life in Texas (Alternative Press described the former as "the disc Ryan Adams keeps threatening to make but never quite delivers," and Harp praised his "harmonies that would make Gram and Emmylou proud" on the latter). True Devotion, his new album, is a passionate, stripped down, and mostly acoustic reflection on moments from his current life; showing us where he is, where he has just come from, and where he’s going. Walking the line between autobiographical fact and fiction, True Devotion, is deceptively simple, peppering impressionistic narratives with moments of lyrical wisdom that can knock the wind out of you.