Mike Rufo In The Bourbon Bar

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Mike Rufo is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and activist. Rufo's songs and poems arc across the waves of life. His music is gripping and eclectic, reflecting his impassioned engagement with the world. Mike's musical language builds upon powerful lyrics, soaring vocals, driving rhythms, and melodic riffs that explore emotional depths and transformation. He also mixes things up with a knack for the well-conceived parody, like his popular single - Spyin' Eyes.

Mike's new CD, Nothin' But Now, features a return to his early folk roots. As noted in The Prelude Press: "The songs on Nothin' But Now weave together in deeply resonant and beautifully conveyed stories of uplift, loss, transformation, and connection."

Mike's songs have been featured on San Francisco's KALW (91.7 FM), [A Patchwork Quilt, Bluegrass Signal], Berkeley's KALX (90.7 FM), Boston's Radio BDC (The Oedipus Project) and Asheville's 103.3FM (Political Alchemy).

Streets of Plenty, Mike's 2012 CD, captures his alt-rock-focused repertoire. Mike plays his rock songs, and those written by band-mate, David Johnson, in the Bay Area rock group No Exit.

Mike and No Exit have performed at a variety of venues including the Freight & Salvage, Doc's Lab, Yoshis, The Cinema Bar, the Haight-Asbury Street Fair, the Awaken Café, The Night Light, The Monkey House, The Yard at Mission Rock, Oakland First Friday, DNA Lounge, 50 Mason Social House, the Red Devil Lounge, Piedmont Jazz/Harvest Festival, the Solano Stroll, among others.

Mike also performs his songs solo at peace, civil liberties, and other activist events including Camp Justice/Creech Anti-Drone protest in Nevada, anti-nuclear protest at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Berkeley Peace Festival, NSA Comedy night, and many others.

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