Marshall Ruffin is an Atlanta, GA based guitarist, songwriter, and singer.
About Marshall Ruffin
Marshall is a roots-rock and blues singer-songwriter-guitarist who grew up in typical Americana, where science was the fabric of his family. After finding a guitar in his attic at the age thirteen, Marshall taught himself to play. Just several short years later, he majored in jazz performance at the Berklee College of Music. It was while in Boston, Ruffin recognized and tapped into his songwriting skills and vocal gifts. Within a year after graduation, Marshall moved to Columbus, GA for some MA Rainey education, opened for dozens of regional and national artists, and signed with Jammates Records. After experiencing a Marshall Ruffin performance, one only expects his momentum to accelerate. Rich Man’s Dime, his freshman EP, was released in February ’08 and spent eight weeks on the roots/blues charts ending the year at no. 4 on Georgia Roots Radio. Morning Glory, his 2009 sophomore effort, hit the streets Sept. 15th. Marshall Ruffin was also a nominated artist for the 9th Season of The Independent Music Awards Blues Album category.
Ruffin has recorded two E.P.s under the Lagrange GA label Jammates, Rich Man’s Dime (2007) and Morning Glory (2009). He wrote and recorded an E.P. with the band King Lincoln, is the featured vocalist on others with collaborator Alex Gordon Hi-Fi of Alex Gordon Radio, and Plus Sized Dan with Clay Harper and Ruairi Kilcullen of RDK Audio in Atlanta’s Little Five Points.
Ruffin has performed and recorded as the guitarist and backing vocalist for Lonnie Holley, with whom he toured Europe. His song Light The Way was featured during their session in London at BBC Radio 6.
Ruffin was the winner of the 39th Eddie’s Attic Songwriter Shootout in 2013.
Ruffin has performed gospel music at COGIC and AME churches in Georgia.
Ruffin’s new live album (At The Grocery), recorded at the Atlanta venue Grocery On Home, are available at live performances.