"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 and wrote her first song. Kim is now a professional singer/songwriter who performs both as a solo artist and in collaboration with other musicians.
Kim draws inspiration from both traditional and contemporary musical forms of acoustic, folk, and country genres. A self taught finger pick style acoustic guitarist, Kim's passionate and heartfelt vocals mesmerize listeners while her compositions tug at feelings of melancholy, heartbreak and healing and speak to reunion, awakening and social consciousness.
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.
Kim's recent accomplishments include:
- July/August 2018, "Above Ground" peaked at #23 in the Folk Alliance International
Folk DJ Chart, with 2 songs placing in the Top Songs category
- Winner 2018 Rose Garden Coffee House Performing Songwriter Competition
- 2nd place Linden Tree Coffee House Winter Potpourri: American Idol Folk
(earning her a co-bill concert with the legendary Bill Staines)
- 2017 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Suzi Wollenberg DJ Showcase Performer
- Finalist 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 performance resume includes sharing the stage with both contemporary and well established artists: Opening for Folk music icon Jim Kweskin and Grace Morrison in addition to co-bill concerts with Kirsten Maxwell and the legendary Bill Staines.
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