After years of pursuing the secure, lucrative career of folk singing, Kim Ruehl landed in Seattle and started writing about the genre. Now she runs the Folk Music site, and is community manager and frequent blogger at Her work has also appeared in Sound and Billboard magazines.

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The Band That Got Away

Seven years after calling it quits, Carissa’s Wierd returns, for a moment, with the same old heartbreaking songs and a brand new fan base. One dark and stormy night in 2003, a van rolled up to a house party in Baltimore. As they’d done at...

See Seattle’s Next Big Band

Building a Grand HallwayIt takes a village to make Tomo Nakayama’s music. Photography by Young Lee The ballard home where the members of orchestral pop collective Grand Hallway spend much of their time is a collection in itself: a fake deer head...