“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 on WICN, Worcester, MA
ABOUT KIM MOBERG
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 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.
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AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2021: Folk Alliance International Showcase Artist | International Indigenous Music Summit
2021: Finalist, Rocky Mountain Songwriting Contest
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)
2020: 2nd Place, Corpus Christi Songwriters Spring Songwriters Contest
2020: "Up Around The Bend" Album #31 on Folk Alliance International Folk DJ Chart
2020: Folk Alliance International Scholarship Grantee
2020: International Indigenous Music Summit / Folk Alliance International Performing Artist
2020: "Up Around the Bend" Released
2019: Semi-Finalist, Music City (Nashville) SongStar
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” Album, #23 on Folk Alliance International Folk DJ Chart
2018: “In December” Single, #12 on Folk Alliance International Folk DJ Chart
2017: Finalist, Spire for Performing Arts Open Mic Challenge
2017: Performing Artist at NERFA Suzi Wollenberg DJ Showcase
2017: "Above Ground" Released
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...
"Kim’s mighty pen is a source of amazing material that bridges the past with the future. She brings stories to life with harmonious melodies, and nothing can be more representative of that than her brand new LP Up Around The Bend. Kim’s stories are real, relatable and can connect each and every listener to their substance. In this world there are some people who write true organic music, music so real, and so important for our times, and that is Kim Moberg. It doesn’t hurt that she has an amazing voice to go with it!!"
-Jon Sexauer, Country, Americana, Roots, Blues Music Promotion
"Up Around The Bend" gives proof to Moberg’s strongest point: she can deliver the goods in a variety of musical settings. Moberg has created a strong singer-songwriter album with "Up Around The Bend". Her stories are quite descriptive and she delivers each one tunefully with her voice, her guitar, and her support players. The plentitude and variety of songs will earn this disc many repeat listens."
- Bill Copeland, Bill Copeland Music News
"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
“I just want to give you a great big hug!! This is such an honest and earnest cd!”
-Cat Wilson, The Cheap Seats, Ocean 104.7
“I thought your showcase was one of the finest I saw during NERFA and I love the CD I received. I am playing a track this week and I am sure many more in the weeks to come.”
-Ron Olesko, Traditions WFDU
"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
"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
"It is unusual to say that a song conveys an important message and is also beautiful and poetic, yet time and again Kim Moberg brings such songs to life. Yes, it is her lyrics but it is also Kim's performance, both honest and authentic. Her recently released sophomore album "Up Around the Bend" is a jewel of a collection, beautifully sung and warmly arranged and recorded. Pick up a copy!"
-Tom Smith, Folk Singer/Songwriter/Musician
"Be it instrumental or vocal, there's a haunting quality to Kim Moberg's music. Melancholic melodies and stories of separation and reunion are Moberg's songwriting staples, and mark her as an upcoming artist."
-Joe Burns, Independent Reporter