Welcome to the home of my music, including my recently released CD - Nothin' But Now - songs from my 2012 CD - Streets of Plenty and the popular civil liberties parody -  Spyin' Eyes - featured on San Francisco's KALW (91.7 FM), Berkeley's KALX (90.7 FM), and Asheville's 103.3FM.  

Vents Magazine - "While some new acts are all about blending different genres together in the search of a new sound, ...[Mike Rufo] is trying to bring back the pure days of folk music with its melodic and harmonious music reminiscent of acts such as Leonard Cohen, Simon & Garfunkel with some Beach Boys hints.  Co-produced with renowned East Bay producer Gawain Mathews, Nothin’ But Now sees Rufo showcasing his continued growth as an artist while crafting a fresh modern sound that is entirely his own. Mike is also a highly passionate social activist who preaches love and positivity and has spoken out against war and government surveillance."

Jose Segue, Hicks with Sticks - "I've enjoyed playing Mike Rufo's song, "Spyin' Eyes" on KALW and KALX where the song has been a hit with listeners, staff, and some generally hard-to-impress DJs. The song even drew one of the station's engineers -- a guy who has, literally, heard it all -- out of his gear-head cave to cheer it on.  I don't know if that means much in the "real" world, but it's considered very high praise in radioland."

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I've had an incredible experience releasing Nothin' But Nowplaying tons of shows, and having the pleasure of performing with so many great artists and for so many great causes, thank you everyone for being a part of these shows!

Sunday, October 22nd, we are proudly presenting another Folk Fights Back show, this time for Racial Justice, raising funds for the Ella Baker Center.

We had a sell out for our Folk Fights Back show at the Back Room on July 21, 2017 - thank you everyone!

Video: Story Behind New CD, Nothin' But Now, (Released: 7/15/16)


 Video for Night Birds, from the new CD Nothin' But Now



I also play my rock tunes, and songs written by my band mate, David Johnson, in the Bay Area band No Exit.  You can check out No Exit at:  https://www.facebook.com/NoExitBand.BayArea and http://www.reverbnation.com/noexitsf


Video of Can You See Me, from my 2012 CD, Streets of Plenty, shot on a spectacular San Francisco rooftop.



Yoshi's Oakland




And now for something different, good times interview with the Big Cat - Tony King! Fun starts at minute 8:55.


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