Daughter of Michael Ruff. Michael is an internationally known singer/songwriter, pianist/arranger, and producer with diverse musical interests. Michael has toured, played with or had songs recorded by Chaka Kahn, David Sanborn, Rickie Lee Jones, Lionel Richie, Bonnie Raitt, Huey Lewis, Brenda Russell, Roberta Flack, Karla Bonoff, Jose Feliciano, Laura Branigan, James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, The Winans, Al Jarreau, Kal David, Gerald Albright, Michael Paulo, and Carl Anderson. He has recently produced CDs for Rob Mehl, Amy Gilliom, Chris Casale and Leilani Rivera Bond.
His daughter Olivia Ruff is an artist in her own right as young as 17 years old. Olivia has toured around the world singing backing vocals for her father and writing for her album along the way.
Having met Olivia in New York together we worked on a range of songs and there are more in the pipeline. Her talent is apparent at such a young age and it was a pleasure to work with her. Tonight in New York City there is the "GIFTED SOUL SHOWCASE" featuring Olivia Ruff, Inaya Day, Joseff Goodwin, Donna Prett and a special appearances. If you are around it is $20 on the door and the adress is 2110 7th Avenue.
Olivia's showcase tonight October 16th
Village Underground October 10 2010
Here is Olivia in Copenhegen Jazz Festival. Original songs will be up in a few days also.
I think you will agree she is "one to watch" out for.