“One gets the impression that Ruzzo is in dialogue with his audience and that his time onstage is as much about his listening to and observing them as it is about their listening to him. This ability to conduct the audience is rare even among great performers; Michael Stipe has it; Springsteen has it; Adam Ruzzo has it too.”
— The Valley Gazette - May 29, 2019
Folk Musician, Guitarist
In pursuit of defining and carrying on the Canadian folk music tradition, Adam Ruzzo has performed, written and collaborated all across Canada from coast to coast, gathering stories and capturing the essence of the Canadian experience in his original music. He also finds inspiration in the wild landscapes of Canada, and musically aims to express the awe inspiring beauty so evocative of these silent places. His performances paint a picture of the whole country by combining his own music with traditional Canadian songs from past artists such as Stan Rogers and traditional songs from Ontario and the East Coast.
Adam is a very accomplished guitarist, having received a Master's degree in classical guitar performance from the University of Toronto, and winning first prize in the FCMF national classical guitar competition in 2010. He has paired his skill on guitar with an unmistakeable tenor voice that has made a lasting impression on audiences all across the country. His new album 'Froze In', an ode to Canadian winter, was released in May 2019 and features a traditional feel with guitar, bodhran and fiddle. He is currently in St. John's Newfoundland performing regularly and conjuring up an East Coast traditional inspired album, which is sure to be a huge success and a breath of fresh air in the Canadian folk music world.