Hailing from Binghamton, New York, Pete Ruttle has spread his unique singer-songwriter brand from his home and throughout the world. Immersed in music from childhood, Pete has drawn influence from classical choir performances to filling clubs and bars with country rockabilly sounds. An appreciation of all walks of the musical spectrum has honed a tailor-made style that has become trademark to his name.
His first band, The Porch Dogs, was an exhibition of his harmonica playing skills in a blues band playing covers of early blues greatest hits. Over the years the band as a whole progressed and began writing their own tunes under the name the Gorpses, recording albums in a studio based out of Seattle, WA and Binghamton, NY. Pete then played a six-year stint with the country rockabilly band Whiskey Bones, who garnered a reputation as one of upstate New York's premier touring bands until their dissolution.
Pete then turned his efforts to a solo singer-songwriter career and released his first solo album, Night Songs, in 2013. Playing his own brand of original music has taken him nationwide and has generated enthusiastic response to his relevant lyrical content and the ingenuity of his approach to songwriting. His follow up to Night Songs, titled The Great Divide, was released in early 2016.