RUGGERNAUT is a singer-songwriter from Ottawa, Canada. He received notoriety in the mid-2000's with his critically-acclaimed rock band Golden Bulldozer. After winning the 2006 Bluesfest Talent Showcase at famed venue Zaphod Beeblebrox and being labelled "Ottawa's Fastest Rising Band" by legendary owner Eugene Haslam, they played the massive summer Bluesfest Festival and gained a large local following. Never recording a standard album, their music circulated with fans in a series of limited-release EP's and studio demos on cassette, CD and DAT.
Ruggernaut is now a solo act, working with a wide variety of musical collaborators in the Ottawa Valley and beyond. His musical influences range from 60's psychedelic rock, to 70's metal, to 80's pop music and traditional folk, country and blues. He calls it 21st Century Troubadour Rock, infusing his songs with large doses of social satire and consciousness-raising mantras, with lyrics steeped in mythology, science fiction and contemporary digital culture. Let Me Be Free is the first in a series of 12 new Ruggernaut songs planned for release this year. The song is now available for download on Bandcamp.