"We are starting off this introduction of Singer/Songwriter Kim Moberg with a song called “The Call” because it sets the tone of reaching beyond, both spiritually and individually, to face challenges that all dreams demand we rise to.....The sweet sadness she sings is gentle and insistent as the incoming tide." Colette O'Connor - Notes From Northeast, New England Women Songwriters KZUM-FM
At the age of 14, Kim began playing acoustic guitar on a borrowed nylon 6 string, earning lessons by typing lyric and chord sheets for students who were taking guitar lessons from her mother. A few years later, she purchased a Gibson Epiphone guitar and taught herself to strum and finger pick to her favorite music from the '70's -- James Taylor, Jackson Browne, The Beatles, -- but debilitating stage fright kept her from pursuing her dream of becoming a professional performer. In 2014, after a hiatus from music to focus on a business career and marry and raise two daughters, Kim set out to overcome her stage fright at local Open Mics and fundraisers. Kim is now a professional singer/songwriter who performs both as a solo artist and in collaboration with other musicians.
Kim’s musical inspiration derives from both traditional and contemporary genres of acoustic, roots, folk and country. She strives to sing stories that evoke contemplation and emotion. A self taught finger pick style acoustic guitarist, Kim his especially drawn to musical stories that tug at feelings of heartbreak and healing. Her songwriting speaks to reunion, awakening and social consciousness.
Kim's recent accomplishments include Winner 2018 Rose Garden Coffee House Performing Songwriter Competition; The Suzi Wollenberg DJ Showcase at the 2017 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) conference in Stamfort, CT, where she was selected to perform by WOMR DJ Bob Weiser; 2nd place win at the annual Linden Tree Coffee House Winter Potpourri: American Idol Folk, earning her a co-bill concert with the legendary Bill Staines; and 2017 Spire Center for Performing Arts Open Mic Challenge Finalist..
In addition to performing at venues and events such as The Cape Playhouse (Cape Cod Women's Festival), The Beal House: South Shore Folk Music Club; Love/Live/Local Music Series; "PorchFest2017" (as co-organizer and artist); and "Massachusetts Walking Tour", Kim's performance history includes coffee houses, house concerts, numerous radio appearances: (including"Studio Session Live Radio" hosted by WUMB's legendary Dave Palmater) and television appearances (including "Sessions from Industrial Drive" hosted by Betsy Siggins, Colette O'Connor's "World Music Day" as artist and co-host)
Kim's debut cd entitled "Above Ground" , recorded and produced by Grammy nominated producer Jon Evans in Brick Hill Studio, was released worldwide in September 2017.
In addition to performing music, Kim, together with close friend and singer/songwriter Kathleen Healy, have co-founded RavenDaisy Productions, created to book, promote and produce live music concerts in support of Indie artists.
Kim is a strong believer in the importance of giving back and being actively involved.
She offers her music and time at events to support her local community such as founder and host of the monthly Craigville Coffeehouse Open Mic, serving as a board member for Vinegrass (a non-profit organization that provides scholarships for music students http://www.vinegrass.org), and performing at political fundraisers and charity events, including her annual "Concert For Kelly", a benefit concert to raise awareness about metastatic breast cancer.
"I had the honor last night of being a judge again in the Rose Garden Coffeehouse Songwriter Competition. Congrats to Kim Moberg who really shone bright last night.
She will be a songwriter to watch in the coming years! Great songwriting, delivery, musicianship, topics, comfort on the stage and with her audience."
-Robert Haigh, Judge, 2018 Rose Garden Coffee House Songwriter Competition
Kim Moberg has created a project that features not only her lovely voice but a songwriting style that can easily transition from the gentle americana-tinged ballads to thoughtful protest songs. Above Ground is well worth a listen!
-Joe Pszonek Radio Nowhere | Joltin Joe Pszonek Finnegan's Wake