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Award-winning singer|songwriter Joy Zimmerman's soulful vocals and original music dance effortlessly from poignant to hilarious to joyful -- round-trip guaranteed!
A touring musician based in Kansas City, Joy recently released To the Girl, her sixth album of original music. With folk rock as a springboard, Joy dives into the everyday and the extraordinary.
Fun news: My songs "Why Be Normal" and "A Better Raisin" won first place and first alternate in the Walnut Valley Festival NewSong songwriting contest!
Can't wait to share the brand new songs from to the Girl with you! Touring in support of the new album in Minnesota, Oregon, Michigan, New Mexico, Iowa, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. Hope to see you at one of the shows down the road...
Reviews of To the Girl
"Joy Zimmerman's "To the Girl" has a heart, to paraphrase the title of one of her songs, as big and wide as the sky. The music here is vivid and alive, tender and poignant, and altogether a gift for the listener." Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, former Kansas Poet Laureate
"I've been on the road....and listening to Joy Zimmerman's very cool music from her latest CD, To the Girl! The production is SO smooth and well suited for her voice and songs. A couple of standouts: Why Be Normal has a "world music" feel to it and a super cool vibe. What Next could be a calling card song! Both set the table for another dimension for Joy as a writer/performer. Truly, they make me want to know "what's next" from JZ."
David G Smith, Nashville singer|songwriter, First Place Winner 2008 International Song Contest
"Joy Zimmerman – To the Girl is For all of us. Joy Zimmerman has been a prolific singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist touring and recording for the past 10 years. To the Girl is Joy’s sixth album in that time and her most eclectic and engaging yet. Recorded at Weights and Measures in Kansas City and co-produced with her lead guitarist Jimmy Dykes, To the Girl is a must listen. Not just once but over and over again. To the Girl by Joy Zimmerman is a powerful musical experience for us all."
Kathy Forste, Music Director KC Café Radio
Loved singing and playing in the Wine Cave Acoustic Series at Fence Stile Vineyard & Winery on June 30th! Here's "Why Be Normal" by candlelight...a first! Thanks to Shriti, Pete and everyone who joined in the adventure!! I'll be back for an encore show on Sunday, August 11th, 1-3pm... The encore show was wonderful too! Thanks everyone who came out and shared the afternoon with us!!
A speedy glimpse inside Weights and Measures Soundlab during the recording of Joy Zimmerman's new album, To the Girl.
Special thanks to Nicholas Sloan for his GoPro footage. Video by Linda Dill. Minute and a Half - words & music by Joy Zimmerman, copyright 2013.