San Fransisco Bay Area singer-songwriter and social activist Mike Rufo is gearing up to release his second solo release, Nothin' But Now on July 15th. In the meantime, Rufo is sharing the third song from the album, "Night Birds" with The Prelude Press. The sneak peek into the album is a stunning folk song carried by soaring violin and mellow guitar picking, delivered just in time for summer and perfect for lounging around on warm June and July evenings. Despite its mellow tone, "Night Birds" is also carried by powerful lyricism, ending on the note, "Tell me when the hunger's over/And war's gone away."
Nothin' But Now is the follow-up to Rufo's debut solo album, Streets of Plenty and is a collection of beautiful folk tunes rich with imagery, imagination and soulful vocals.
Listen to "Night Birds" below!
From the Americana-branded rock of No Exit to the alt-rock vibes of his debut solo album Streets of Plenty to the depthful storytelling of Nothin' But Now, Rufo's renowned career continues to push new boundaries. Taking influence from master songwriters like Leonard Cohen and Nick Lowe, Rufo's new LP weaves its way through catchy, upbeat folk to acoustic ballads and driving violins. The end result is equally fun and affectionate with an instant memorability.
Nothin' But Now is set to release physically and digitally on July 15, 2016. Co-produced with famed East Bay producer Gawain Mathews, these eight songs see Rufo showcasing his continued growth as an artist while crafting a fresh modern sound that is entirely his own.
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