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New York City, New York, United States | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
Band Folk Acoustic


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"The Hardest Easy"

With a voice as smooth as James Taylor, Ruffolo opens the album with "Irreplaceable:" "Im never gonna understand, it's never gonna be the same." In "Poor Lonesome Me" Ruffolo mourns: "No deep brown eyes, no golden skin,to hypnotize, to pull me in" as Lucy Kaplanski contributes background vocals.
The Hardest Easy features piano.acoustic and electric guitars, bass and drums, beautifully arranged to letv each instrument shine. "Gracefully" adds a viola to the mix as Ruffolo sings "I'll carry me with you girl, you're still in this world."
Heartbreaking but beautiful, Ruffolo's album shines a light on grief and allows us to watch as it unfolds.
- Performing Songwriter magazine

"A Fool For Every Season"

"An utterly intruiging voice that should appeal to women everywhere!" - Rolling Stone Magazine

"Fool For Every Season"

A smooth and impressive voice and a songwriter of remarkable inspiration.
"Fool For every Season"is a veritable jewel of folk-pop. - Audio magazine--germany

"Livingston Taylor"

"The wonderful thing about Eugene Ruffolo is that the grace and clarity you hear in his singing nd writing mirror perfectly the man within." - self

"When We Were Kings"

Ruffolo's voice , a mellow tenor mix of James Taylor and Jackson Browne, is expressive and magnetic, effortlessly giving life to his lyrics and matters of love, loss, faith, and all points between. For his second outing, Ruffolo brings his already sharp songwriter's folk into an even more focused, personal space. - Performing Songwriter magazine

"When We Were Kings"

If Ruffolo has a handicap, it's his belated positioning in the musical timeline. If When We were kings had been released in the early seventies, when radio and retail were receptive to the Mitchells, Taylors, Brownes, Fogelbergs, Kings, Croces, Chapins, Hardins,and Buckleys, by now he would be one of the Grand Old men of acoustic tunesmithing. It's a colder world now, but Ruffolo's young, and his late arrival is not his loss, it's our gain. - Talyor Guitars Wood and Steel magazine


"A Fool For Every Season"--1997, "When We Were Kings"-2001, "The Hardest Easy"-2005
"In a Different Light"-2007



When not delighting audiences with his compelling and personal music,Eugene Ruffolo makes his home in New York City's Greenwich Village. Eugene’s four CD's of original music have been hailed by critics in both America and Europe, where they are distributed by Rounder Records. Germany's Audio Magazine called his debut recording "an authentic jewel of Folk-Pop”. His latest work,“The Hardest Easy”,is arguably his most personal and stirring recording to date, featuring guest appearances by Marc Cohn, Lucy Kaplanski, and
LA vocal group Venice. Performing Songwriter Magazine described it as “heartbreaking but beautiful.”
One spin of his CD and you'll quickly understand why, in addition to his own original work, Ruffolo has been asked to lend his unique vocal talents (both live and in the studio) to projects for artists as diverse as Garth Brooks, Livingston Taylor, Spyro Gyra, David Wilcox and Run DMC. His voice can be heard in the soundtracks of numerous Hollywood films, and he has worked with legendary producer/directors Brian DePalma ,George Lucas,and famed composer Ennio
Morricone. In television work, he has contributed numerous times to the musical offerings on Saturday Night Live and the David Letterman show.
An award winning songwriter, Eugene has walked away with first prize in both the prestigous Telluride Troubadour and Merlfest Song Competitions for his
original writing. His commercial compositions have earned him Clio nominations, and for his work on numerous children’s records, he has been awarded the coveted “Parent’s Choice” award.