The Greater Good

- a trio consisting of artists Eugene Ruffolo and Dennis Kolen, both of who have previously published albums on Stockfisch. Joining forces with American singer/composer Shane Alexander, they figure not only as THE GREATER GOOD ensemble; with the album of the same name, they now also appear as a trio for the first time on Stockfisch.

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The Greater Good

Shane Alexander, Eugene Ruffolo und Dennis Kolen playing together.

Foto: Saskia Otto

"The Greater Good"

Eugene Ruffolo growing up outside of New York City, his fabulously intense musicality is reminiscent of many a great artist, notably Marc Cohn.

Dennis Kolen, a young singer/songwriter from Rotterdam/The Netherlands; his influences came from the protagonists of the West Coast Music in the seventies: The Eagles, Poco, Crosby, Stills & Nash …

Completing the trio Shane Alexander joyned: the Los Angeles based solo artist says, "My goal has always been to write music that connects on a spiritual level, the way classic writers like Neil Young, Paul Simon, and Bruce Springsteen do." In addition to his own runs in the U.S., Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, France, and Belgium, Shane Alexander performed for the biggest audiences of his career when he opened SEAL’s U.S. tour in 2008.

Without much ado and preliminaries, the three musicians meet at the Stockfisch studio in Northeim and give their creativity and expertise free reign. Et voilà: what has something of the character of a reunion of old friends turns out to a must-hear, not only for those who know and appreciate the solo productions of Ruffolo and Kolen.

SFR 357.6075.2  •  total time 34:45  •  CD

This trio session with "The Greater Good" is also available as audiophile 180g-Vinyl-LP Edition.

SFR 357.8075.1  •  total time 34:45  •  LP

Also listeners who experience these artists for the first time as THE GREATER GOOD will enjoy these ten mellow, yet catchy tracks with their captivating vocal harmonies and intricate, rhythmic guitar work - such musical master craftsmanship is what it takes "If It's Feeling Fine".


performing on this album "The Greater Good"

Dennis Kolen - vocals, guitars, bass, piano, hammond b3, dobro, mandolin / Eugene Ruffolo - vocals, guitars, percussion / Shane Alexander - vocals, guitars