Kim Ruehl

Kim Ruehl appears in the following:

Folk Alley Presents: Dom Flemons

Sunday, September 07, 2014

The Carolina Chocolate Drops stringplayer has ventured out on his own, with a "debut" solo album of sorts. Watch him perform a song live for NPR Music partner


Folk Alley Presents: Della Mae

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Celia Woodsmith of Grammy-nominated string band Della Mae comes from a family that loves a poem โ€” "The Hound Of Heaven." Watch the group perform a song it inspired at Ohio's Folk Alley.


Folk Alley Presents: Ray Bonneville

Sunday, May 04, 2014

The folk-music veteran was moved to write "Where Has My Easy Gone" after watching a baby lie peacefully on a bed. Watch Bonneville perform the song live at Folk Alley's headquarters in Saranac Lake.


Folk Alley Presents: The Infamous Stringdusters, 'I'll Get Away'

Sunday, April 06, 2014

A mainstay of the contemporary bluegrass circuit, the progressive band performs a lush three-part tune from its sixth studio album, Let It Go.


Folk Alley Presents: Leyla McCalla

Sunday, March 09, 2014

The cellist and folk musician balances original compositions with Haitian folk songs on her new album. Watch McCalla perform a song that gives musical life to words Langston Hughes wrote long ago.


Folk Alley Presents: Cahalen Morrison & Eli West

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The Seattle folk duo's new song, "Down in the Lonesome Draw," is about searching for work and opportunity โ€” a relevant topic for musicians and music lovers alike. Watch Morrison and W...


5 Pete Seeger Songs To Sing Together

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The American folk icon sang many inspirational songs during his 94 years. Kim Ruehl of looks at the career of Pete Seeger through five songs that characterize his most lasting legacy.


The Top 10 Folk And Americana Albums Of 2013

Saturday, December 21, 2013

It was a banner year for the acoustic guitar. NPR Music partner Folk Alley presents the best the genre had to offer.


Folk Alley Presents: Elephant Revival

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Colorado band has made a few records that mix jam, bluegrass and folk music. But its latest, These Changing Skies, finds what seems to be its sweet spot. Watch Elephant Revival pe...


Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line: Hootenanny, Anyone?

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Fans of Dixie Chicks, Alison Krauss and Dolly Parton, take notice: Nora Jane Struthers embodies everything you could want in an Americana singer-songwriter. Watch her perform "Party L...


Pharis And Jason Romero: Appalachia From British Columbia

Saturday, March 30, 2013

The husband-and-wife duo have a real knack for bringing old-timey folk songs to life. Watch them fingerpick and harmonize their own "Long Gone Out West Blues" for Folk Alley, recorded...


The Milk Carton Kids: A Heartwarming Hit

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Listening to The Milk Carton Kids on an album is one thing; seeing the band work its magic live is another. Watch Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan perform "Hope of a Lifetime" at the ...


Anais Mitchell And Jefferson Hamer: Tackling 'Tam Lin'

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Mitchell recorded one of our favorite folk albums of 2012, Young Man in America. Now she's teamed up with Hamer, another young singer, to explore folk's ancient ancestry. Watch the du...