soulful blues meets stimulating grunge
LIVE solo recording plus additional "single" releases.
Sideman guitarist/vocalist for select tours: Lonnie Holley
Sideman guitarist/vocalist for select tours: Ben Sollee
Songwriter / Vocalist / Guitarist with King Lincoln, Released self-titled EP, King Lincoln
Sideman guitarist/vocalist for select shows: Flannel Church
2011: Background vocalist. [The Heavy] "And When I Die" (song on the Grammy nominated
soundtrack for Season 3 of 'True Blood') and the band's upcoming 2012 album release.
2010: Georgia Music Magazine selection 'GA's Next 50'
2009: Sophomore EP Morning Glory nominated for IMA 'Blues Album of the Year'
2008: Freshman EP Rich Man's Dime on Georgia Roots Music Chart for 8 weeks
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING
“Marshall Ruffin plays guitar and sings with the prowess
that most roots and blues artists develop only after many weary years on the road.”
... LISA LOVE, Director of Music Marketing & Development, GA Dept. of Economic Development
"The voice may be the same mix of honey and grits,
but everything else has changed. Marshall Ruffin, V2.0, has hurled forward and bitten
into punky blues/rock with a vengeance on this 40-min hydrogen bomb. Push 'play' and hang on tight!"
... HAL HOROWITZ, Morning Glory record review excerpt, Winter-2010 GA Music Magazine
“This dude can really sing and play - to say that I was amazed
by his songwriting talent, instrumental abilities and vocals would be an understatement.”
... JEFF HAHNE, Music Editor, Creative Loafing Charlotte
“Marshall Ruffin is evidently some genetic experiment
gone right, an amalgam of David Bromberg, Tom Waits and Leon Redbone.”
... CURTIS LYNCH, Playgrounds Magazine
“I rarely get inspired to say such things,
but really - if you're able to see Marshall Ruffin 'live' then you really must. He is just f***ing amazing!”
... GEOFF ACHISON, Australian Blues Guitarist Extraordinaire
SELECT SUPPORT (Atlanta / Columbus)
Arc Angels, Robin Trower, Rodrigo y Gabriela,
Marshall Tucker Band, Oliver Wood, and Shawn Mullins
MARKETS (small cap venues)
GA: Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Savannah
AL: Auburn, Birmingham, Mobile
NC: Charlotte, Asheville
TN: Knoxville, Nashville
VA: Charlottesville, Richmond
ArtsQuest, Bayfest, Big Bend Blues Bash, Blues & Brews,
Frogtown Jam, Jubilee City Fest, Juke Joint Fest, Hoopee Jam,
Rhythm and Blooms, Riverside Concert Series, Wanee
Ray LaMontagne, The Black Keys, Fiona Apple, Gary Clark Jr.
LINE UP & INSTRUMENTATION
Marshall Ruffin (vocals / guitar), Alan Marcha (drums), Aaron Trubic (Bass)
EP - Jammates Records
Rich Man's Dime
EP - Jammates Records
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