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Ruben has released seven solo CDs, 14 group albums and averages over 120 shows a year. He’s been awarded the title of “Best Guitar Player” by the city of San Antonio, four times as well as “Best Songwriter” and “Best Blues Band, in 2010.” He’s been tapped for a commercial promoting the pride of Texas, Lone Star Beer. He’s endorsed by several premiere music companies – G&L Guitars, Gibson Epiphone and GHS Strings, just to name a few. Most recently he was featured in San Antonio Magazine in a two page spread “Art Rocks” issue.
He is now officially endorsed by Paul Reed Smith Guitars.
He’s shared the stage with such stellar musicians as Gatemouth Brown, George Thorogood, Delbert McClinton and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.
Three of the songs from his CD, Labor of Shame, are receiving airplay on XM Satellite Radio. He’s a guitar player, songwriter, producer and family man. He’s built a huge following of Ruben V Band fans – all while keeping a sense of humor and a genuine Texas charm.
His CD's have been recorded by famed producer Jim Gaines whose previous credits included several Grammy Awards and 4X Platinum work with Santana, Blues Traveler and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Ruben's style on stage is electrifying. From the moment he hits the stage to the last note of the night. The crowd is mesmerized. Hanging on every sound coming from his guitar. His vocals and tantalizing delivery of his music leave you wanting more and more.
On the road since he was 15 Ruben is a true Indie musician. Having to account to no one, leaves him room to roam, from velvety smooth ballads to incendiary blues and rock that will blow your hair back.