Uncle Ruthie Buell
an extraordinary performing artist who is still very much among us and active as a singer, writer, songwriter, recording artist, radio producer and teacher both of music and in the field of special education. For many years she has worked primarily with blind children.
Ruthie has been a poet since age eight. She began her radio career in Chicago at age 12, and has been on the air as a radio producer with KPFK in Los Angeles since its beginning 55 years ago. She produces the nationally renowned “Halfway Down the Stairs,” her multi-cultural, nonsexist program of stories, songs and poetry for listeners of all ages.
Awards & Accomplishments
In 1996 Uncle Ruthie received the Rotary International Peace Ambassador Award, followed by the Children’s Music Network Magic Penny Award in 2010. In 2011 her latest two-CD album, “The Jacaranda Tree,” won second place in the Parents’ Choice Awards.