With decades of stage experience in front of crowds of all sizes and studio work, Alyssa executes real emotional and larger-than-life performances on and off the stage! Specializing in Pop, Country, Rock and R& B, Alyssa can also sing EDM, Blues, and Hip-Hop. She writes several genre lyric styles and is up to try anything!
Alyssa Ruffin is an award-winning Independent Recording Artist. She is the 2021 JMA Modern Country Female Vocalist of the Year recipient. The Josie Music Awards are the largest independent music awards show in the world. Of 38,997 submissions, Alyssa was nominated in 4 categories. She is a Global Music Award Honors Gold Medalist for "Collateral Damage", World Songwriters Award Top 10 Finalist for "Best Pop Song", and has additional nominations for the International Songwriters Awards, and Hollywood Music in Media Awards.
She performed in the Global Green "Music For The Planet" benefit concert along with Grammy Award-winner Lisa Loeb, Paula Cole, Taylor Dayne, Jody Watley, Melody Thornton of the Pussycat Dolls, Vanessa Bell Armstrong and many more! She opened for Country Music Group Confederate Railroad at the A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa Freedom Rally, Billboard Chart-topping Rock band Hinder, 2x ASCAP Award winner J.R. Richards of Dishwalla, Legendary Hip-Hop Artist Coolio, AMA Award-winning Rock band Firehouse, and CMA & AMA Award-winning Country Music Group Sawyer Brown performing for 30,000 in a sold-out arena concert, performed for legendary Buddy Holly's wife Maria Holly, and performed with Legendary Musician and lead guitarist of Wilson Pickett, David Panzer.
She is a powerhouse, versatile, passionate and ready to work!
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I had the pleasure of working with Alyssa during our EP recording where she did guest vocals on one of our songs. She came in prepared, and only needed a couple of takes! Her voice is amazing, and working with her is always professional. Working with Alyssa is always hassle free and a great experience. If you have the opportunity to work with Alyssa Ruffin, never turn it down :)
I have had the pleasure of working with Alyssa in the studio as a studio vocalist for a record I produced. It was easy, she was prepared, came with great ideas and knocked it out of the park. She is versatile and will make your life easier. I would love to work with her again and highly recommend her for your project.
I’ve had the honor to produce 2 singles so far with Alyssa and we’ll be working on more. I was impressed with her range and her ability to incorporate harmony parts, melodies and structure so well. That makes the producer / engineering job much easier when the talent is there and she knows how to nail down vocal tracks. She has a positive attitude and pleasant to work with and a total professional when it comes to her music. She’s dedicated and gives 100% to what she’s doing. I respect and admire her abilities to work so well in the studio environment and to be able to capture great vocals.
As a songwriter I’m blessed to be able to work with such a dedicated artist as Alyssa
We just finished tracking “ First Touch “
Our first song together and have been recognized by the International Singers and Songwriters Association as well as The : Josie Music Awards
I absolutely love working with Alyssa..very professional and courteous... creative and willing to push for the best sound quality
I produced Alyssa's single "Collateral Damage" and everything about working with her was great. She had a really clear vision of how she wanted the song to turn out, which I always appreciate as a producer. Alyssa was super responsive and great with communicating about everything from general song ideas to payment (again, always appreciated!). She flew up to my studio to record vocals for the song and she was a total pro, ready with killer harmonies and ad libs. Can't wait to make more music with Alyssa soon!
I have been able to witness Alyssa on and off the stage throughout the years. Not only does she deliver a performance that you won't forget in front of the grandest crowds, off the stage she is humble and easy to speak to. She is incredibly attentive to detail and certainly doesn't leave any stone unturned to deliver the best quality performance. No matter if she is performing with a band at your local bar or at a venue that seats 10,000 she will always deliver a top-notch performance.
Alyssa was a gem to work with! She communicates effectively and her vocal delivery is emotional and powerful and her technique is super solid. Can't wait to work with her again!
Interview with Alyssa Ruffin
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'd say Collateral Damage and dedicating this power anthem to survivors of Sexual Assault. My role is to empower other survivors and provide a voice to the female military veteran the song was inspired by and all other survivors out there.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on an EP with Music producer and bassist for Saving Abel, Scott Wilson. We have competed two of my upcoming singles from the album "Enough" and "Where I Need You Now". Both of those tracks feature Kent Slucher (drummer for Luke Bryan) on drums, Scott Wilson (bass player for Saving Abel) on Bass & Guitar, and Steve Hinson out of Nashville on Steel Guitar, mandolin and banjo. Steve has worked with everyone from Dolly Parton, Chris LeDoux and Kenny Chesney, to Ty Herndon and Carrie Underwood. I am also working on a project with multi award-winning Music Producer and songwriter Morgan Matthews. Morgan has produced music that has reached and stayed #1 on the Billboard charts on multiple occasions. He's worked with Alicia Keys, Miguel, Conor Maynard and many more. We are working on my upcoming singles "Daddy Don't Go" and "Party Down A Dirt Road".
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I don't have a preference.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: As a musician, I think the biggest misconception is that we don't need our family and friends' support. Every single like, comment, share, t-shirt purchase, every single stream, every sticker, coffee cup, or hoody that they buy, every time they tell someone about us...it counts! All of it and we are extremely grateful for them. This is how we are able to do what we do. Most of our income comes from our merch sales.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Ask as many questions as possible. The more we get to know one another, the more I understand about the project and you understand and me, the better we will work together.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Guitar, chord chart so I can continue learning to play, solar-powered generator, laptop to write and create, compressor microphone so I can continue to create & record music.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Music. Always. It's where I belong. Age three to current
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani & Joss Stone meets Country Music. Think Pop and R&B, meets edgy Rock and Roll, blended into Country Music with a little bit of soul!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: •Miranda Lambert, I love everything about her from her songwriting to her business endeavors and community involvement. One of my favorite artists for the last decade or so. •Trisha Yearwood, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey,, Shania Twain, LeAnn Rimes, and Wynonna because they were my biggest influences in music growing up. •Pink is an amazing human being. I would love to work with her. Also a huge inspiration to me. •Maren Morris & Elle King, because I love their music and vocal styles •Taylor Swift because she is an incredible songwriter and businesswoman.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Miranda Lambert, Trisha Yearwood, Pink, Maren Morris, Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, Elle King
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Lead vocals, Demo vocals, background vocals, harmonies, voice-overs, radio bumpers, top liner, songwriting, lyrics and vocal melodies.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Jules & the Howl is fantastic! She played keys on my new single! She also does vocal work. Audrey Martinovich is also on here, she produced my single "Collateral Damage". She was absolutely amazing to work with!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To always bring 1000% to the table!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If I am able to harmonize. Yes, absolutely! I love harmony!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always ask about the project and any backstory they might have so, I can learn as much as possible about the sound they are trying to achieve.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't overproduce and listen as many times as you need to. Always check and double-check your work!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio set up contains Software: MacBook Pro with Ableton Live, Pro Tools & Logic Pro X Audio-Technica ATH 40-x Headphones Novation LaunchKey 25 Audio-Technica AT Condensor Mic Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface 2x JBL 3 Series MKII Stereo Monitors PA System: Behringer 24 channel XENYX X2442 USB 2x Alto 18" Speakers Shure SM58 Wireless Microphone Shure SM58 Corded Microphone Shure Super 55 Deluxe Supercardioid Dynamic Vocal Microphone
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Country, R&B, Blues, Rock, Americana/Folk, Indie and Soft Pop, Alternative, Electric Pop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Vocals and songwriting
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Raw emotion, heart, soul, and lyrics that reach listeners of all types.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Vocal warm-up, reviewing material beforehand to ensure proper vocal execution or writing.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love touching others with my music. It's rewarding to know when I've helped someone whether it be over something traumatic or just having a good time.