“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)
Award winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Kim Moberg was born in Juneau, Alaska, the daughter of a mother of Alaskan Native Tlingit descent and a US Coast Guard veteran father from Kansas. Kim inherited an innate sense of music which was the constant in Kim's childhood, helping her to adjust to the frequent moves associated with growing up in a military family.
A classical pianist and guitarist, Kim’s mother guided her life-long love for a wide range of musical genres from traditional and contemporary jazz to Broadway tunes and Folk music. Her father, a lifelong country music fan, exposed her to legendary Country music artists like Johnny Cash and Hank Williams. As a Folk/Americana artist, Kim’s sound reflects this mélange of her musical upbringing.
At the age of 14, Kim began playing acoustic guitar on a borrowed nylon 6 string. Later, Kim taught herself to strum and finger pick to her favorite songs by singer/songwriters, but debilitating stage fright kept her from pursuing her dream of becoming a professional performer. In 2014, after a career spanning nearly two decades in the financial industry, Kim set out to overcome her stage fright and wrote her first song.
Kim teamed with Grammy-nominated producer Jon Evans (Tori Amos / Sarah McLachlan) to record "Above Ground” (2017) and “Up Around The Bend” (2020), each charting on the Folk International Folk DJ and the North American College & Community Radio charts to critical acclaim.
Kim and Jon collaborated again for her third album “The Seven Fires Prophecy: Suite for Humanity” (2023), an 8 song original suite that ties the ancient Anishinaabe prophecy to our current social environment. The project blossomed from Kim’s desire to share what she learned about Indigenous teachings and the important and relevant life lessons they offer.
Kim's rich vocals, described as “a blend of honey and whiskey”, gently guides listeners through her musical stories while her compositions tug at feelings of melancholy, heartbreak, healing and social consciousness.
2024 Folk Alliance International Conference Official Showcase Artist
2023 “The Seven Fires Prophecy Suite for Humanity”
#8 Folk Alliance International Folk DJ Top Album
2022 The Folk Collective Inaugural Member | Club Passim
2022 AFCC/MASSMoCA/A4A Capacity Building Grant Recipient
2022 Massachusetts Cultural Council | Mid Cape Cultural Council Grant Recipient
2022 Club Passim Iguana Fund Recipient
2022 Arts Foundation Cape Cod Grant Recipient
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 Finalist Blues & Roots Radio International Song Contest
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,
Tom Prasada-Rao, Tom Chapin and Leslie Mendelson
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