Music is such a vehicle. “Songs just have the power to take people back in time, to when they first heard it, or during a certain point in their lives,” admits singer-songwriter Lou Ruiz whose latest EP release, “The Screen Door” is wide open offering stunning, soulful sounds and stories that take listeners on a new journey. The EP features two special duet performances on tracks “Always You” with Jillian Edwards and “Meet Me Here” with Leigh Nash. With a sound similar to the style of popular Americana singer-songwriters like Ed Sheeran & John Mayer, Lou Ruiz delivers a unique soulful folk-rock experience.
The 26-year old Texas native who grew up casually listening to the music of George Strait and Michael Jackson loves creating and writing songs that take people places. The young artist is passionate about his craft as a storyteller through his music. Shortly after graduating Texas A&M in 2011, Lou pulled up roots and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his love of music and hone his craft. He studied songwriting and voice at the prestigious Songwriting School of Los Angeles under the tutelage of Rob Seals. During his time in California he had the privilege of learning from hit writers like John Keller (songwriter for Rickie Lee Jones, Aaron Neville, Al Green, Etta James, and Wynonna), Phil Cody (songwriter with Neil Sedaka, Huey Lewis), and Ryan Toby (songwriter for Usher, Will Smith).
As a singer, Lou has a beautiful, soulful voice that resonates the heartfelt emotions of his beautiful, original songs. From the edgy strong licks of “Nowhere Train” to the ethereal “Meet Me Here”, Lou’s American Roots songs offer many journeys and musical experiences.
Lou has journeyed across the country, performing concerts at youth camps, and has built up a strong fan base and following with his original music. Lou is excited about the new EP release and getting back out on the road to perform, “I love feeding off the energy of a crowd and the connection. I love that each performance is unique and like them best when it feels organic and intimate.”
Written by Liz Motley