Anthony Rufo has been working in the music business for over thirty years, recording, performing, and teaching all over the New York Metropolitan area. He is an established Blues-Rock Guitarist and Singer, with a penchant for writing memorable music and relatable narratives. His music is inspired by real life experiences which have greatly influenced him as an artist. He ingeniously presents a fresh new perspective with his unique brand of music consisting of a distinctive blend of Blues, Rock, and Pop combined with smooth Jazz influences, reaching out to a plethora of different listeners from all walks of life. This resourceful individial also has a unique innate competency to ingeniously put together idiosyncratic sounds and words, creating high aptitude word play and breathtaking music, all while maintaining a consistent brand. Apart from being a seasoned guitarist and proficient singer, the multi-talented musician also made a name for himself establishing his own record label, No-Limit Records, as well as his very own publishing company, Roof N’ Rocking publishing.
Studying under great jazz teachers such as Dennis Gorgas, Joe Cinderella, and Peter Mazza, while absorbing influences such as Eric Clapton, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Larry Carlton, Anthony’s artistic flair and desire to express himself “lit the flame” necessary for him to make a lifetime commitment to creating music. When not recording, Rufo has been very busy with other creative endeavors that have garnered rave reviews. His song “Flying High”(Above the Clouds) has been carefully selected as the music for a promotional DVD and website for Black Swan Helicopter LTD, a helicopter touring company in Canada. This tiny “jewel” of a song couldn’t be more inspiring for the aviator at heart!
Anthony Rufo is often compared by fans and journalists to internationally renowned guitar legends. His ability to write infectious music has already garnered him countless of features on notable music blogs and sites like The Hollywood Digest, Indie Pulse Music, Indie Shark, Gas House Radio and many more. Being an avid recording artist, Anthony is a multi- instrumentalist that plays most of the instruments on his records including Guitars, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, B-3 Hammond Organ, Percussion, Slide, Bass, and even the Harmonica.
Much to the delight of fans, Anthony is heading back into the studio to work on a long awaited new album while continuing to create content for his YouTube Series, Music 4 A Minute, where he shares a mixture of original songs, covers, and improvisations using various ideas and textures, hoping to inspire the next generation of music makers. Equipped with big dreams and plenty of energy to spare, Anthony Rufo seeks to positively influence the world and connect with like-minded individuals through his music. So, to answer the question, what is the next step for this multi-level, multi-talented musician, the answer is clear…..Rufo is a versatile musician, who needs to grow and express himself through his music. His bold honesty, through both instrumental and vocal expression is a testimony to his “sustainability.” As he grows and evolves, so does his music”. “I’m reaching more and more people each day” says Rufo. From film, to commercials and DVD’s…to the radio and internet….to movies and to great kids who just enjoy listening…..I am blessed to continue to experience the adrenaline, passion, and inner flame necessary to create “magic” through my music!