My name is Lou Ruiz and I’m from Houston, TX. I graduated from Texas A&M in 2011 and then spent two years in California studying at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles. I didn’t study music in college and didn’t know I was going to pursue it as a career until a few months before graduation.
Music in general has always been a passion of mine, but I really fell in love with the craft of songwriting when I moved out west. I love the challenge of trying to tell great stories via just song. Sometimes it seems impossible, but it is so rewarding. I also love what songwriting has allowed me to do these past few years.
I released my first record, The Screen Door EP, in October of ’14 and began playing as much as possible. Getting to travel around sharing songs and life with people has been a real gift. It’s the people that make home feel like wherever I go.
I only saw music as a job in my dreams, but it has somehow become a reality. I plan on playing and singing for as long as I can. I still have plenty of dreams to see.