Adam Ruzzo - Musician

Adam Ruzzo


Adam is a long-time musician with an eclectic performing background, an avid traveler and passionate about all things history and culture!

Adam Ruzzo is an avid wanderer of the many quiet corners of Canada, an active performing musician, and a collaborator with musicians from coast to coast. His music is a blend of traditional folk, singer/songwriter, and his classical guitar background. The themes of his music are largely shaped by the vast and sparsely populated land he calls home.

In addition to over a decade of playing and singing in intimate venues, Adam holds a master’s degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Toronto and remains an active performer and composer of instrumental guitar music. He earned first place in the FCMF National Music Competition in 2010 and was a featured guest speaker at TedxAlgonquinPark for his original guitar compositions dedicated to the Algonquin Park area. His 2022 folk album ‘The Land, The Sea, The People’ charted for sixteen weeks in 2022 on Community and Campus Radio charts across the country.

Adam is also passionate about the outdoors. He has worked as a backcountry warden in Algonquin Park, built his own log cabin from scratch, in which he lived in, for several years and has practiced many primitive skills - like friction fire, shelter building, bow building and flint knapping.