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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! I head to Winfield on Thursday to play on Stages 2 and 11. If you're at the festival, I'd love to see you there!
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
I hope you’ll join me for these special events…
“An Evening of Joy & Hope”
Hope Dunbar (fabulous singer/songwriter from Nebraska) will be joining me in the Gospel Lounge at Knuckleheads on Friday, October 4th, 8pm, for a celebration of female songwriting.
“Hope for Her: A Dining for Women benefit featuring music by Joy Zimmerman”
Join us to celebrate the International Day of the Girl and support Dining for Women”s mission to create gender equality and empower women and girls around the world. Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and a musical performance by Joy Zimmerman at the InterUrban Arthouse on Wednesday, October 9th, 6:30pm.
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!!