Kim Ruehl is a writer, editor, and folk music advocate based in Asheville, North Carolina.
She has written for Billboard, NPR Music, Seattle Weekly, and various others. She was also editor of No Depression — the roots music journal — for nine years. She was instrumental in bringing the magazine back to print as a high-end, ad-free quarterly journal, and ended her run there in 2017 as editor-in-chief.
Her book, A Singing Army: Zilphia Horton and the Highlander Folk School, is out now, from the University of Texas Press.
Kim’s writing has appeared in:
- Billboard magazine
- The Bluegrass Situation (BGS)
- CityArts magazine
- Columbia Journalism Review
- Folk Alley
- Mountain XPress
- No Depression
- NPR Music
- Seattle magazine
- Seattle Weekly
- Shuffle magazine
- Sound magazine
- West Coast Performer magazine
- Yes magazine
She has contributed to these books:
- The World of Bob Dylan, edited by Sean Latham (Cambridge University Press)
- Woman Walk the Line: How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives, edited by Holly Gleason (University of Texas Press)
- Dylan: Disc by Disc, edited by Jon Bream (Voyageur Press)