Eugene Ruffolo is a NYC based singer-songwriter-guitarist. Ruffolo’s debut CD was self-produced along with Grammy award-winning producer Ben Wisch (Marc Cohn, Kathy Mattea etc), using some of New York City’s finest session musicians.
It received critical acclaim both in the United States and Europe, where it was distributed by Rounder Records. Rolling Stone called it a CD “sure to please women everywhere” and Germany’s Audio Magazine hailed it as a “jewel of folk pop.”
Ruffolo has released 3 other projects on his own independent label, and two on Germany’s renowned audiophile label, Stockfisch Records.
In addition to his original music, his unique vocal talents have made him a favorite of many prominent artists, with whom he has shared the stage. Both in the studio and in live performance, he has worked with artists as diverse as Garth Brooks, Tony Bennett, David Wilcox, Run DMC, Livingston Taylor and Cheryl Wheeler.
He has written and performed hundreds of national television advertising spots, and works regularly on the recorded musical offerings for shows such as 'Saturday Night Live' and 'The David Letterman Show'. A first call studio singer-his voice has been featured in numerous Hollywood sound tracks, and he has worked with famed composers/directors Ennio Morricone, George Lucas, and Brian DePalma.
During Barack Obama’s successful bid for the White House — Eugene’s voice was used in the most widely aired TV campaign ad.
One of Eugene’s passions is his work with children. He has been a part of several successful children’s music projects, including the McClanhan Book Company’s series of children’s recordings, and several Berlitz productions for children around the globe. He is a two time winner of the coveted “Parent’s Choice“ award for his work on “Teddy Bear Tunes” and The Ellipsis Arts series of lullabye recordings - which have reached children worldwide. Eugene also remains active in his favorite charity — The Songs of Love Foundation — which creates personalized songs for terminally ill children.
Last year — Eugene wrote, recorded and produced 115 songs for children in need all over the country.
Eugene's latest project (a duo recording w/Doc Schneider - "Songs & Stories Live") is available right here.