Mike "Roof" Rufo is a local singer/songwriter and activist. His songs arc across the waves of life, reflecting his impassioned engagement with the world. Rufo's musical language builds upon powerful lyrics, soaring vocals, driving rhythms, and melodic riffs that explore emotional depths and transformation. Mike also plays his original songs, and those written by co-band leader, David Johnson, in the Bay Area rock group No Exit.
Far I Shields: A beautiful sunrise, the rush of a waterfall, and the flight of the phoenix, all can be heard and felt in the music created by the Far I. Far I’s music flows from a reggae foundation with vibrations from the entire Diaspora. Far I has performed at numerous shows and venues including Oakland Art and Soul Festival, Kimball’s East, Reggae in the Park, Harmony Festival, Big Time Pow Wow, and Maritime Hall, among others. At the core is his commitment to create healing music that will uplift the listener.