Tim’s main influences are Outlaw Country icons Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash who mastered the art of sharing tales of underdogs and tough times. But Ruffo has another, more raucous and rocking side, too, inspired by artists including Pink Floyd, Johnny Winter, and the Rolling Stones.
After recording his first solo album, “Take Me Away” in 2011, Tim played shows all over New York and Pennsylvania as a solo artist and with the Tim Ruffo Band and The Ruffo Brothers.
Two years later he released “Long Long Day,” with songs paying tribute to hard work, old friends, lost love, survival, and hope.
His third album, MDO, featuring the songs “Told Ya,” “Livin Is Dyin,” “Katie Grace” and more was released in 2017.
Tim lives for his audience and bringing the crowd great stories wrapped in a good time. The love of live performing is what Tim Ruffo is all about.