“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 was the constant in Kim's childhood, 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. A few years later,
Kim taught herself to strum and finger pick
to her favorite songs by singer/songwriters of the 1970’s,
but debilitating stage fright kept her from pursuing
her own dream of becoming a professional performer.
In 2014, Kim set out to overcome her stage fright
and wrote her first song.
Kim teamed with Grammy-nominated producer Jon Evans to record both of her CDs. "Above Ground” celebrates the achievement of her goal to bring her music out of the basement and “Up Around The Bend” consists of 13 new original songs and one cover, Cliff Eberhardt’s “The Long Road”. Both recordings have received world wide airplay and critical acclaim, charting on the Folk International Folk DJ and NACC charts.
Kim's passionate and heartfelt vocals mesmerize listeners
while her compositions tug at feelings of
melancholy, heartbreak, healing and social consciousness.
2021 Recording Academy/Grammys Class of 2021
2021 “21 Steps (Ballad for the Unknowns)” #17 Folk Alliance International Folk DJ Top Song
2021 “Up Around The Bend” #43 Folk Alliance International Folk DJ Top Album
2021 Folk Alliance International Showcase Artist | International Indigenous Music Summit
2021 Rocky Mountain Songwriting Contest Finalist
2021 Finalist Great American Songwriting Contest Folk/Americana
2020 "Up Around The Bend” #62 Folk Alliance International Folk DJ Top Albums of The Year
2020 CT Folk Grassy Hill Songwriting Competition Winner (1 of 5 Winners)
2020 Corpus Christi Songwriters Spring Songwriters Contest 2nd Place
2020 "Up Around The Bend" cd #31 Folk Alliance International Folk DJ Chart
2020 Folk Alliance International Scholarship Grantee
2020 International Indigenous Music Summit / Folk Alliance International Performing Artist
2019 Music City (Nashville) SongStar Semi-Finalist Fall
2019 Finalist Blues & Roots Radio Song Contest
2018 1st Place Rose Garden Coffee House Performing Songwriter Competition
2018 2nd Place Linden Tree Coffee House Winter Potpourri American Idol Folk
2018 ”Above Ground” cd #23 Folk Alliance International Folk DJ Chart
2018 “In December” single #12 Folk Alliance International Folk DJ Chart
2017 Finalist Spire for Performing Arts Open Mic Challenge
2017 NERFA Suzi Wollenberg DJ Showcase Performing Artist
Kim's performance resume includes sharing the stage as opener and/or co-bill 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, Grace Morrison,
Rod Abernethy, Rupert Wates and Tom Prasada-Rao.
Kim Moberg Offers Tuneful Variety On "Up Around The Bend" by Bill Copeland Music News.
Singer/Songwriter Kim Moberg Explores Her Native American Heritage by Bill Copeland Music News.
Quick Q&A with Kim Moberg
Everything's Sundry by Kathy Sands-Boehmer
Kim Moberg Wins Songwriter Competition
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