Fresh off a 12-year stint with legendary folk/rock artist Van Morrison, adaptable drummer Bobby Ruggiero has over 30 years of professional touring, producing and recording experience as not only a drummer but also as a vocalist and musical director. Skilled at interpreting multiple genres and styles, from jazz, to rock, folk and country, he brings a fine-tuned ear and an impeccable sense of rhythm that helps give strength and power to the AltNews Band’s rock-solid foundation.

    With a home base in Las Vegas, Ruggiero’s additional credits include:

    • Sam Butera
    • Beau Brummels
    • Jimmy Smith
    • Eric Clapton
    • Tom Jones
    • Paul Simon
    • Lee Greenwood
    • Al Hurt

    and appearances on The Tonight Show as well as other television and film projects.