About Alan Moberg
ALAN MOBERG-EPK Press Kit
Songs to Dream by, Delight in, of the Coast, of the Country and of the Heart
He is country. He is folk. He is early rock. He is gospel. He is Western Roots. He is
known as The Saltwater Cowboy. Inducted into the BC Country Music
Hall of Fame in 2008 for his extensive body of original and moving songs, with
traditional western themes like bravery, innocence, survival and the cross-cultural
friendships we share with First Nations people, his songs celebrate the lives of ordinary
men and women, giving them identity & dignity. He has known what it's like to walk the
long rocky road of life and ask for a helping hand, from a friend or from a greater
power. He is a BC Troubadour as well for his extensive repertoire of songs about the
province he so loves. And after the Winter Games, the rest of the country wants to
continue that love affair. He has the ability to put smiles on people's faces and
in their hearts.
Reviews & Tributes
"Howard White of Harbour Publishing, says "Moberg does for BC's interior ranchland and
coastal rain forest what Ian Tyson does for Alberta cow country ... a moving portrayal of
the west beyond the west by a virtuoso singer-songwriter."
"Alan is no doubt one of Canada's best" - Ron Burd, Music Director, CIUT Radio Toronto.
"He paired up with his friend, Ed Peekeekoot, for a rare and beautiful set with great
showmanship, beautiful vocals, fun bantering humour and skillful musicianship. Alan
also played a wonderful Gospel set for us on Sunday morning that kept all entranced,
whether a gospel fan or not. His Beautiful British Columbia quickly
became the anthem of our Festival." Lionel Conant, Chair, Cottonwood Music Festival/09,
Fort St. James, BC.
*He was honoured this year at the Williams Lake Stampede for the 40th anniversary of his
Williams Lake Stampede song. This classic folksong has promoted BC's
cowboy culture round the world. Put to 4-part harmony, it has been sung and recorded
by various choirs-Chor Leoni, Calgary Boys' Choir, Maple Leaf Singers, and by George