"The wonderful thing about Eugene Ruffolo is that the grace and clarity you hear in his singing and writing mirror perfectly the man within."
When not on the road delighting audiences with his compelling and personal music, Eugene Ruffolo makes his home in New York City's Greenwhich Village. His new debut CD is entitled "A Fool for Every Season" , and was produced by Ben Wisch, John Leventhal, and Ruffolo himself. The disc features guest appearances by Marc Cohn, Jonatha Brooke and Livingston Taylor. One spin and you'll quickly understand why Ruffolo has been asked to lend his unique vocal talents to projects by prominent artists as diverse as Livingston Taylor, David Wilcox, Spyro Gyra, Artie Traum, Gabriela Anders a nd John Smith, just to name a few.
"I was blown away the first time I heard Eugene Ruffolo and he just gets better and better.. Not only is he one of the best singers I've ever heard, his songs are compelling and beautifully crafted. On top of that, he's an awesome acoustic guitarist. Catch Eugene now, before you have to stand in line!"
Artie Traum, artist, producer
Eugene Ruffolo's talents have also led him to work with a handful of the most sought-after producers in the singer/songwriter world, including Ben Wisch, John Leventhal, and Alain Mallet. He has walked away with first prize at both the prestigious Telluride Troubador and MerleFest Song Competitions, and has been a finalist in the Napa Valley and Falcon Ridge Festival Competitions.
"Eugene Ruffolo has one of the most distinctive voices in the New York music scene today. Along with his talents as a great songwriter and wonderful performer, he has truly been a joy to work with."
Ben Wisch, producer
Eugene's CD was chosen by Performing Songwriter magazine as one of the top 12 independent releases of 1998, and was subsequently picked up by the CRS record label in Holland where it will be distributed throughout Europe with release set for March 1999. As the producers of Ontario's acclaimed Summerfolk Festival say, "it's just a matter of time before the rest of the world knows about Eugene Ruffolo, he's doing all the right things!"