Michael Ruff


Michael Ruff has found balance and order in his life. And why wouldn’t he? Living on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Kauai for over twenty years, the talented songwriter, producer and keyboardist has remained connected to the music world. Throughout his career migration from the East Coast, the West and finally to Hawaii, Michael has left a trail of amazing musical success that has allowed him to work with the best in the industry. He’s written for India Arie, Bonnie Raitt, Kenny Loggins, Natalie Cole, BeBe Winans, The Doobie Bros. He has had the good fortune of also being musical director and keyboardist for Ricky Lee Jones, Chaka, David Sanborn, Jose Feliciano and many others. As a producer and engineer, Michael has always focused on what matters - the integrity of song and artist. As a songwriter and producer, he has been associated with numerous Grammy Nominations and has won multiple Na Hoku Hanohano awards – known otherwise as the Hawaiian Grammy. But Michael is a diverse musician…his new solo album, ACOUSTIC TRIOS reveals his love for Jazz and allows him to show us all his brilliant keyboard chops. Inside MusiCast welcomes the very talented and tanned Michael Ruff.