Welcome to the home of Mike Rufo's music, featuring the recently released CD - Nothin' But Now - songs from his 2012 CD - Streets of Plenty, videos, house concert and show updates, new releases, and his popular civil liberties parody -  Spyin' Eyes.

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. Nothin’ But Now sees Rufo showcasing his continued growth as an artist while crafting a fresh modern sound that is entirely his own."

Mike has hosted and opened for some great performers at his house concert including Graham Patzner, Madeline Tasquin, and LightWorkers Union (Robin Applewood/Chris Bryson).  On July 21st he featured his good friends Heart Hunters from Atlanta.   The next show will be with the incredible Blue Summit with AJ Lee, Jesse Fichman, and Sully Tuttle!!!  They recently performed at the Kate Wolf Festival and this is a great chance to see them in an intimate room.  See the Calendar tab on this website for more info/RSVP. 


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

I was thrilled to open for and accompany 2016 NPR Tiny Desk winner, Gaelynn Lea, at Al's Den in Portland last year - she is an amazing artist and human being - what a blast!  We also played three great shows together in Southern California in February 2018.

In 2017, I was delighted to co-produce two Folk Fights Back shows which raised funds for the Ella Baker Center and Pacific Center for Human Growth.  Below I was punchy pleased to perform Darling Corey with the unbelievably talented fiddle master Brandon Godman and his bluegrass band (with my No Exit band mate, David Johnson, on the high harmony)!

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


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


Mike also plays his rock tunes 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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