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Secret Stages is Birmingham, AL’s music discovery festival. Dedicated to bringing you the best bands you haven’t heard yet, from around the region and nation. 2014’s fest will bring you over 60 bands across 2 days and 7 stages. Hover over the word Schedule below to choose from Simple, Extended, Grid and Venue views of the Sched! Tickets for Secret Stages are available HERE.
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Friday, August 1 • 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Marshall Ruffin (Atlanta, GA) — Rock / Blues / Roots

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“Marshall Ruffin is evidently some genetic experiment gone right, an amalgam of David Bromberg, Tom Waits and Leon Redbone.”

— Curtis Lynch, Playgrounds Magazine

MARSHALL RUFFIN … soulful blues meets stimulating grunge

Marshall’s sophomore album, Morning Glory, was nominated for the 9th Annual Independent Music Awards Best Blues Album. Described as soulful blues meets stimulating grunge, the roots-rock and blues singer-songwriter-guitarist grew up in typical Americana, where science was at the fabric of his family. After finding a guitar in his attic at age thirteen, Marshall taught himself to play. Just several years later, he majored in jazz performance at the Berklee College of Music. It was while in Boston, Ruffin recognized and tapped into his songwriting skills and vocal gifts. Within a year after graduation, Marshall moved to Columbus GA for some Ma Rainey and Precious Bryant education, opened for dozens of regional and national artists, and signed with Jammates Records.

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Friday August 1, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Pale Eddie's Pour House - 21+ 2308 2nd Ave N Birmingham, AL 35203

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