Kim Ruehl

  • Managing editor at NoDepression.com, a roots music journal
  • Has written for SoundNW, CityArts, and Seattle magazines, as well as Billboard and West Coast Performer and online at Folk Alley and NPR
  • Toured for years as a folk music singer-songwriter

Experience

Kim Ruehl is a former writer for ThoughtCo, contributing stories for more than eight years, and is managing editor at NoDepression.com, a roots music journal. Her writing about folk and American roots music has appeared in Seattle's SoundNW, CityArts, and Seattle magazines, as well as Billboard and West Coast Performer and online at Folk Alley and NPR. Touring as a folk musician, she spent several years moving between music scenes, soaking up the musical styles native to various regions of the country, from Orlando to Seattle and many points in between. After several years as a singer-songwriter, she started writing about American folk and roots music in 2003. In 2010, she moved to Asheville, North Carolina, to research a book about Zilphia Horton, the musicologist credited with "We Shall Overcome," "This Little Light of Mine," and other anthems of empowerment.

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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