“Kim Moberg combines a lovely voice with a deep insight into the human experience.
Her songs evoke genuine emotional responses in the listener, as she carries on the acoustic folk tradition in the 21st century. ”
— Nick Noble, host of THE FOLK REVIVAL, WICN (Worcester Public Radio)
Kim Moberg was born in Juneau, Alaska, the daughter of a classical pianist mother of Alaskan Native Tlingit descent and a US Coast Guard veteran father from Kansas. Music has always been an integral part of Kim's life, helping her to adjust to the frequent moves associated with growing up in a military family.
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 by the singer/songwriters of the 1970’s, but debilitating stage fright kept her from pursuing her own dream of becoming a professional performer. In 2014, after a hiatus from music to raise her two daughters with her husband, Kim set out to overcome her stage fright at local open mics and fundraisers.
Kim's debut CD entitled "Above Ground”, celebrates the achievement of her goal to bring her music out of the basement and “Above Ground". “Above Ground”, produced by Grammy nominated producer Jon Evans, was released worldwide in September 2017.
Kim’s recent recognitions include:
- Winner: 2018 Rose Garden Coffee House Performing Songwriter Competition
- 2nd Place: Linden Tree Coffeehouse Winter Potpourri, earning her a co-bill booking with legendary folk artist Bill Staines
- Finalist: Spire Center for Performing Arts Singer/Songwriter Open Mic Challenge
- 2017 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Suzi Wollenberg DJ Showcase performing artist, selected by WOMR’s Bob Weiser
Kim draws inspiration from both traditional and contemporary musical forms of acoustic, folk, and country genres. She strives to sing stories that evoke contemplation and emotion. A self taught finger pick style acoustic guitarist, Kim has an introspective interpretation of songs and is especially drawn to musical stories that tug at feelings of melancholy, heartbreak and healing. Her original songs speak to reunion, awakening and social consciousness.
Singing through Sadness by Joe Burns
Cape Cod Women's Festival 2017
PhotoBlog of Joshua Pickering photos,
Innocent Words Magazine & Records by Troy Michael
"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
“I just want to give you a great big hug!! This is such an honest and earnest cd!”
-Cat Wilson, The Cheap Seats Ocean 104.7
“I thought your showcase was one of the finest I saw during NERFA and
I love the CD I received. I am playing a track this week
and I am sure many more in the weeks to come.”
-Ron Olesko, Traditions WFDU
"They say that music cures all ills and has a way of uplifting the soul
when it is down. The very first time I heard Kim Moberg at the
NERFA 2017 Suzi Wollenberg Folk DJ showcase, that very thought came
to mind. Kim has a way of uplifting the spirit when it's down and
filling one's heart and mind with hope.
She is a fresh voice on the scene and definitely wows a crowd.
The world is a much brighter place with Kim Moberg.
Listen to Kim's music and you'll be smiling, too."
-Jon Stein, Hootenanny Cafe, WTBQ Orange County, NY
"Be it instrumental or vocal, there's a haunting quality to
Kim Moberg's music. Melancholic melodies and stories of separation and reunion are Moberg's songwriting staples, and mark her as an upcoming artist."
-Joe Burns, Independent Reporter
"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
"Kim Moberg has a unique and conscientious voice that envelopes you
in her wisdom with her heart-song. Her timeless voice channels ancestral spirit with modern melodies to create a union that connects the navel with the umbilical cord to the Mother Earth."
-Pandora Peoples, Host of "HEALING WISDOM",
WOMR (Outermost Radio)
"Here Be Dragons"
(©2017 Kim Moberg Music | ASCAP)
Rose Garden Coffee House, Mansfield, MA
2018 Performing Songwriter Competition Winner
Video Production, Editing: Steve Ide
Audio: Jared Ide, Steve Ide, Rose Garden Coffee House
"Resist" (by Kim Moberg©2017/ASCAP)
Cape Cod Women's Festival, 2017 Cape Playhouse
"Goodbye To Yesterday" (by Kim Moberg ©2014/ASCAP)
Northeast Regional Folk Alliance 2017 (NERFA)
Recorded by Your Heaven Audio
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photo credit: Rachel Moberg
photo credit: Rachel Moberg/Ric Allendorf
Kim has performed on stages, house concerts, festivals, features and music series events throughout the New England region including:
Rose Garden Coffee House
Amazing Things Arts Center
Linden Tree Coffee House
First Fridays at First Coffee House
South Shore Folk Music Club/The Beal House
Javawocky Coffee House
Tuneful Brew Coffee House
Coffee House at The Mews
The Spire Center for Performing Arts
Cotuit Center for the Arts
Wellfleet Preservation Hall
Harmony House Concerts
Mashpee Commons Bandstand
Rhode Island Songwriters Association Showcase events
Sandwich Art Alliance Events