Doin's January 2024

Hello Friends!

I'm here to let you know about some upcoming shows!
I hope you'll grab a friend and join us!


Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church
7 West Emerson St., Melrose, MA

The Opening Doors Project is excited to present a FREE concert and conversation with The Folk Collective, a diverse group of musicians and cultural thought leaders tapped by historic Club Passim to challenge and redefine the look and sound of Boston’s “folk music” scene. 

For this special concert – hosted at Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church on the Sunday of Martin Luther King Weekend – members of The Collective will perform together and then engage in a conversation about communal activism and Dr. King’s “beloved community.”

The Folk Collective was founded in 2022 by Boston’s historic Club Passim and Curator of Music and Culture, Shea Rose, to help find new paths towards inclusion and belonging – both at the club and in the greater Boston music community. Members of The Collective participating in this concert include 

Cliff Notez, Lydia Harrell, Kim Moberg, Stephanie McKay, Maxfield Anderson, 
Almira Ara, Gabriella Simpkins, and Opening Door’s own Alastair Moock.

You can reserve FREE tickets, both in-person and virtual, at 



The Opening Doors Project is a small organization with a big mission to amplify voices of color and advance conversations about race through the arts.

This concert is made possible by Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, Club Passim and the Passim Iguana Fund, Melrose Human Rights Commission, Mass Cultural Council, Melrose Cultural Council, Melrose Messina Fund for the Arts, Melrose Coop Foundation, and Filmmakers Collaborative.


The Bog Tavern
Brookside Club
11 Brigadoone Rd, Bourne, MA

Join us for a fundraiser to help with the medical recovery my long time friend Jimmy Simpson. 
This event is presented in the spirit of community and musical collaboration.

I will be joining the local band 
(Leslie Gage, Gregory Polanik and Steve McElheny) 
for a set of originals and select cover songs.

Donations will be accepted at the door.


Club Passim
47 Palmer St. Cambridge, MA

I AM THRILLED to be opening for my friend, the incredibly talented PAMELA MEANS!

Pamela Means, singer-songwriter and jazz musician, is “one of the fiercest guitar players and politically-rooted musicians in the industry today,” (Curve Magazine) with her “insanely brilliant” (Press Herald, Portland ME) and “stark, defiant songs.” (New York Times)

Pamela Means is a Easthampton MA-based Out(spoken), Biracial, independent artist whose “kamikaze guitar style” and punchy provocative songs have worn a hole in two of her acoustic guitars. With razor wit, an engaging presence, elegant poetry, irresistible charm, plus jokes, Pamela Means’s “stark, defiant songs” (New York Times) set the status quo and the stage afire.

Pamela’s commitment to interrogating social ills was fostered by her unique childhood. “As the adopted daughter of a white mother and black father, I learned about dismantling systems of oppression from the inside out.” Pamela received her first guitar at the age of fourteen, just after her mother died of cancer, and it soon became Pamela’s primary vehicle for expression. It would also serve as a passport out of a life that consisted of poverty, foster homes, and the inner city life of hyper-segregated Milwaukee WI.

Pamela Means relocated to Boston, busked in the city subway and famed Harvard Square, founded her own record label and began touring. Pamela has since performed on three continents and across the country, gaining fans and rave reviews from Anchorage to Amsterdam, Sydney to Stockholm, San Francisco to Honolulu to New York, breaking album sales records at national festivals and sharing stages with Pete Seeger, Neil Young, Shawn Colvin, Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Gil Scott-Heron, Adrian Belew, Violent Femmes, Holly Near and more. Means has also been the recipient of several nominations and music awards in multiple categories.

Kim Moberg Opens

Tickets: $20 / Members $18





Westin Crown Center Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri

I am thrilled to have been chosen to be an OFFICIAL SHOWCASE ARTIST at the largest Folk Music conference in the world - FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL. I will be accompanied on percussion 
by multi-instrumentalist JULIAN LOIDA.

The Folk Alliance International Conference, presented by Folk Alliance International, is the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community (crossing a diverse array of genres including Appalachian, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Cajun, Global Roots, Hip-Hop, Old-Time, Singer-Songwriter, Spoken Word, Traditional, Zydeco, and various fusions).

In addition to my OFFICIAL SHOWCASE I will be performing at six Private Showcases.
Private Showcases are late-night events and take place Wednesday through Saturday from 10:30pm – 3am on the 5th – 8th floors of the Westin Crown Center primarily in guest rooms and suites.


307 Old Main St, South Yarmouth, MA

Rod Abernethy, Kim Moberg and Susan Cattaneo
Three Award Winning Singer/Songwriters performing their songs and sharing their stories!

I am SO excited to be returning to this beautiful room with my oh so talented friends for our 
3rd annual In The Round Show!

Rod Abernethy is an authentic southern folk troubadour, master acoustic guitarist, and award-winning songwriter and composer for film, TV, and video games.  Rod’s awards include the Overall Grand Prize Winner of the 2021 International Acoustic Music Awards and the 2019 Grand Prize winner of the American Songwriter's Bob Dylan Song Contest. His album Normal Isn’t Normal Anymore received rave reviews from No Depression, American Highways, and The Wall Street Journal and was in the Top 20 CDs of 2021 at No. 11 on the Folk International Folk Charts.
Rod Abernethy Website

Susan Cattaneo is one of Boston’s most respected singer-songwriters. Respectful of tradition, but not bound by it, Susan blends rock, folk, and blues with a healthy dose of country. Call it New England Americana with a twang. In 2018, she was nominated for Best Americana Artist at the Boston Music Awards, and she performed and won the Connecticut Folk Festival. Her album The Hammer and The Heart charted #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and yielded a #1 song on folk radio and a top 10 album of 2017. The album reflects her love for collaboration, featuring 40 local and national artists, including Mark Erelli, The Bottle Rockets, Bill Kirchen, Jennifer Kimball, Dennis Brennan, and Jenee Halstead, just to name a few. She was an Emerging Artist at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and a finalist or winner at some of the country’s most prestigious songwriting and music contests including Kerrville’s New Folk Contest (2018 and 2015), the Philadelphia Songwriters Project, the Wildflower Festival Songwriters Contest, the International Acoustic Music Awards, the Independent Music Awards, the 5 Unsigned Only Song Contest, the USA Songwriting Competition, the Mountain Stage New Song Contest and the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest. Susan has also been teaching songwriting at the Berklee College of Music for over 15 years and has performed all over New England with Western Mass trio The Boxcar Lilies. She currently tours in the Indie pop duo Honest Mechanik, who received Best Folk Album nomination from the 2021 Boston Music Awards.
Susan Cattaneo Website


Kim Moberg and Heather Swanson!

I am currently booking for 2024 / 2025!

Drop me a note at if you'd like to schedule a bookingor feel free to share my email address with anyone you know who might be interested in booking us!

We are especially excited to perform in any type of listening room, large or small.


…where you can find digital downloads, physical cds and VINYL along with TShirts, hats, mugs, aprons and even candles!

As always, I send this to you with deepest gratitude 
for your kind support of my music!


Sent from the traditional territory of the Indigenous Nauset and Wampanoag 
(People of First Light) nations.