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, 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."

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! 

I was thrilled to open for and accompany 2016 NPR Tiny Desk winner, Gaelynn Lea, at Al's Den in Portland in October - she is an amazing artist and human being - what a blast!  We will be doing shows in California together in February:

  • The Mint - LA - February 2nd
  • Ojai, CA - February 3rd
  • Fresno, CA - Bitwise South Stadium - February 5th

Sunday, October 22nd, we presented another thrilling Folk Fights Back show, this time for Racial Justice, raising funds for the Ella Baker Center.  In July, we had a sell out for our amazing first Folk Fights Back show at the Back Room raising funds for the Pacific Center for Human Growth - 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


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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