Free concert Saturday, June 5, at Falmouth Art Center in the backyard
Kim Moberg with Heather Swanson
Style: Americana, Folk & Country
Saturday, June 5 at noon (half hour concert)
The concert is part of the event called Woods Hole TradStroll that is usually in person in Woods Hole. This year it is virtual and Arts Falmouth will be recording the half hour performance. It will air on FCTV and will also be posted on Youtube.
Bring your own beach chair or blanket to sit on.
About Kim Mogan:
Award winning songwriter 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. Her Tlingit name is Ḵ’ashg̱é (Still and Shines) and she of the Raven (Yéil) moiety, Sea Pigeon (T’akdeintaan) clan.
Music was the constant in Kim’s childhood, helping her to adjust to the frequent moves associated with growing up in a military family. From the sounds of Beethoven to Johnny Cash, Dave Brubeck to Hank Williams, and Bob Evans to David Bowie, the love of all genres of music has been ingrained in her soul.
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, 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 Americana, 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.
About Heather Sherburne Swanson:
Classical Violinist who crossed over to folk and traditional Celtic music and loving it.
Growing up in a large family in the Boston area, there were many opportunities to grow in my relationship with music and the violin. Playing in the pit orchestra each year for the Gilbert & Sullivan shows was memorable. Observing the accomplishments of musical friends was inspiring. The experience of playing with and traveling with the Boston Youth Symphony was a pivotal time leading me into musical studies at Boston University and UMass/Lowell.
Becoming a music educator gave me an opportunity to grow as a generalist, working on my singing, piano and teaching. Later, the Suzuki Method become my teaching foundation as I grew my private studio.
Passing on my love of music to family and students in my community has been my greatest joy. The Cape Violin Cello Duo, shared with my cellist daughter, performs at premiere Cape Cod venues. Providing fiddle grooves and melodies with my wonderful friend, singer/songwriter, Kim Moberg, is pure heaven. Enjoying the Irish tunes at O’Shea’s Olde Inne each week is like eating ice cream!
The 2019 release of “Beside Quiet Waters”, a CD collection of traditional and contemporary Celtic tunes was an awesome collaboration with talented musical friends!!