Vic Ruggiero

Rocksteady, Musical Artist

1971 –

79 Views

Who is Vic Ruggiero?

Victor "Vic" Ruggiero, is a musician, songwriter and producer from New York City who has played in reggae, blues, ska and rocksteady bands since the early 1990s, including The Slackers, Stubborn All-Stars, SKAndalous All Stars, Crazy Baldhead and The Silencers. He has also performed with punk rock band Rancid, both live and in the studio. He has released three solo acoustic albums and continues to tour and record worldwide. Ruggiero is known primarily as a singer and organist, although he also plays piano, bass, banjo, guitar, harmonica and percussion.

Ruggiero is known for his distinct Bronx accent that has a deep, raw quality to it. His lyrics usually follow several themes, including the apocalypse, dark humor, political distrust, paranoia, murder, irony, romance and loneliness. His songs have ranged from narrative ballads to whimsical tunes inspired by Beat generation poets, authors and songwriters, including Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and John Lennon.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Nov 1, 1971
New York City
Also known as
  • Ruggiero, Vic
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • The Bronx

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Vic Ruggiero." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 21 Jan. 2022. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/vic_ruggiero>.

Discuss this Vic Ruggiero biography with the community:

0 Comments


    Browse Biographies.net