Kim Ruehl appears in the following:
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 FolkAlley.com.
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Celia Woodsmith of Grammy-nominated string band Della Mae comes from a family that loves a poem — "The Hound Of Heaven." Watch the group perform a song it inspired at Ohio's Folk Alley.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, February 06, 2014
The Seattle folk duo's new song, "Down in the Lonesome Draw," is about searching for work and opportunity — a relevant topic for musicians and music lovers alike. Watch Morrison and West perform the song live for FolkAlley.com.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The American folk icon sang many inspirational songs during his 94 years. Kim Ruehl of FolkAlley.com looks at the career of Pete Seeger through five songs that characterize his most lasting legacy.
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.
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 perform "Birds and Stars" live at the Fayetteville Roots Festival in Arkansas.
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 Line," a song she loved so much, she named her band after it.
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 live at Folk Alliance International in Toronto, Ontario.
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 Folk Alliance conference in Toronto, recorded by Folk Alley.
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 duo perform the legendary "Tam Lin" at the Folk Alliance International Conference.