“Marcus could go on for hours and hours playing completely original music that is so impressive that anyone in earshot can’t help but find themselves asking “who is this guy?” That’s Marcus. With a deep, powerful voice overflowing with warmth giving way to beautiful falsetto notes and a bluesy soul sound that sends chills down your spine, listening to Marcus is like drinking whiskey on the rocks... warm and cold in all the right ways. Marcus is a rare musician with a rare sound who plays with an accuracy and consistency that is rarely displayed in a local musician. You won’t regret the time you spend listening to him. ”
Marcus has achieved a certain amount of success in the AAA realm, singing, playing, and composing lyrics and music about what he knows best— every day life in small town America. His music is fueled by internal conflict and relationship struggles and tough topics such as the plight of the homeless, teen suicide, break-ups, and gratitude. It is both joyous and mournful, rolling with Ruggiero’s own emotions and experiences.