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"Kim Ruehl"

This is not punk, and it may not even be indie. This is folk singer/songwriter Kim Ruehl. The only comparisons I can think of are Joni Mitchell and Beth Orton. Kim is a pretty good guitarist as well as vocalist. She took a chance and sent her CD because she liked some of the exposure we have given to other underground indie artists. I'm sure she doesn't jump around on stage and do the whole screamo thing, but her music and lyrics have that all to real and truthful sense to them. And isn't that what makes most bands great? The fact that they are being true to themselves and their music? Its not about record sales and MTV. Kim is a true DIYer and is simply out there doing her thing in the folk and indie rock world.


Kim Ruehl Solo Recordings:
band of one: live in winder, ga (independent, 2002)
transcend (independent, 2005)
let it go EP (independent, 2006)

Kim Ruehl & Betamax:
betamax self-titled EP (independent, 2007)



Kim Ruehl has been entertaining crowds in venues ranging from subway platforms to Unitarian Universalist churches to clubs like CBGB Gallery in NYC and record stores in the Northwest for going on a decade now. After years of classical training on flute, piano and voice, she headed out at 19 to tour the US as a solo folksinger. Since then, she's been zigging and zagging back and forth across the contiguous 48, living and playing in cities from Portland to New Orleans to New York and every major and minor stop in between. Now based in Seattle, she performs regularly at Seattle's finest folk venues, and works as a freelance writer.

A lifelong guitarist, Dean Luce has been playing the mandolin since 2006, but man, he can rock it. A member of Bellingham bluegrassers the Red Wreckers, Dean relocated to Seattle in 2006. We swiped him off craigslist, and he's been adding his smooth stylings ever since.