For more than 30 years, Steamin' Stan Ruffo has been entertaining music lovers of all kinds! Along the way, Stan has shared concert billing with B.B. King, Ray Charles, Robert Cray, and Eddie Money, as well as performed at pre-concert parties for Bonnie Raitt and Joe Cocker.
Stan has also been blessed with the profound opportunity to perform and record on countless occasions, with legendary British guitarist, Martin Pugh. Stan’s other studio and stage encounters include John Ussery, Delaney Bramlett, Bob Newham, Hank Van Sickle, Jr. Watson, Rick Holmstrom, Henry Carvijal, San Pedro Slim, Kid Andersen, Vance Ehlers, and many other dedicated, and gracious musicians.
In many of Stan’s performances, he sings and plays a broad variety of tunes from the world of blues, jazz, soul, and rock’n roll. However, Stan is most at home playing blues. While he sings, plays sax, and guitar, Stan is best known for his incendiary harmonica playing!
Stan has written more than two dozen songs, and has three CDs to his credit, including Live At The Bastille, Blues On Tap, and No Pork Tonight, all which are blues. Stan can be heard playing on CDs by Delaney Bramlett, John Ussery, and Bob “Pacemaker” Newham, as well as on compilations by Taxim Records in Germany, and Double Trouble Records in The Netherlands.
Stan’s extensive performance experience, unique ability to lead a band or perform solo, and his demanding performance schedule, all keep him well tuned and poised to present a truly exciting, and entertaining performance any time you want the best!