Interview with Andy Ruff, Bloomington, Indiana

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Andy Ruff
Andy Ruff (Bloomington, Indiana)

Andy Ruff is a lifetime Indiana resident and father of two: Anna and Hank (Hank is the front man for the band Hank Ruff and The Hellbenders). Andy Ruff is a honky tonk country singer, songwriter, bandleader, and mandolin and guitar player. Over the years, he has released two full-length albums of original songs with his local band, the Dew Daddies: Makin’ Good Time and Powered by Twang. Ruff is also a long-time politician, having served twenty years (five terms) on the Bloomington, Indiana, city council. In June 2020, he won a five-way primary to become the Democratic nominee for US Congress in a race he lost in November of 2020. 

Interviewed by Holly Hobbs, 10/5/2020.
Holly Hobbs
Music; United States; Covid-19 Pandemic
Bloomington, Indiana
Musicians in America during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Society for Ethnomusicology

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