"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
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”, celebrates the achievement of her goal to bring her music out of the basement. Produced by Grammy nominated producer Jon Evans, "Above Ground" was released worldwide in September 2017 to much acclaim in the Folk world with 2 songs charting on the International Folk DJ chart.
Her single “In December” was released on the Hudson Harding Music compilation record “The Longest Night of the Year” and charted at #12 on the International Folk DJ charts.
Kim teamed again with Jon Evans to record her sophomore CD “Up Around The Bend” which was released world-wide in December 2019.
Kim's recent accomplishments include:
- Spring 2020 Songwriters Contest Finalist Corpus Christi Songwriters
- 2020 Folk Alliance International Grantee
- Fall 2019 Music City SongStar Semi-Finalist
- 2019 Finalist Blues & Roots Radio Song Contest Female Vocal
- 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
- 2018 Rose Garden Coffee House Performing Songwriter Competition Winner
- 2018 Linden Tree Coffee House Winter Potpourri: American Idol Folk 2nd Place
- 2017 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Suzi Wollenberg DJ Showcase Performer
Kim is a regionally touring artist who’s resume includes sharing the stage with numerous contemporary and established artists including Jim Kweskin, Bill Staines, Kirsten Maxwell, Ellis Paul, Joe Jencks, Vance Gilbert, Catie Curtis, Cheryl Wheeler, Alice Howe, Liz Longley, Rod Abernethy and Grace Morrison. She has performed at Coffee Houses, Festivals and House Concerts including the legendary Club Passim, Rose Garden Coffee House, Circle of Friends Coffee House and Off The Common Coffee House.
Kim is a strong believer in the importance of giving back and being actively involved.
She offers her music at events to support her local community such as founder and
host of the monthly Craigville Coffeehouse Open Mic, founder and co-event manager of the Sandwich Arts Alliance PorchFest, serving as a board member for Vinegrass (a non-profit organization that provides scholarships for music students 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