About Kim Ruehl

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
  • CNN
  • Folk Alley
  • folkmusic.about.com
  • 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)

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