A folk & acoustic roots singer/songwriter who cultivates joy with a clear, rich voice, Joy Zimmerman believes in the power of music and community. At home on guitar and violin, Joy’s most recent album, The Canvas Before Us, debuted at #8 on the FAI Folk Chart.

"Joy Zimmerman combines consummate instrumental skill with moving lyrics...and she does it with wonderful creativity, beauty, and her clear, ringing, passionate voice." ~Mark Helpsmeet, Northern Spirit Radio 

                                                 "Joy's music is vivid and alive, tender and poignant, and altogether a gift for the listener."                                                     ~Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus 

HEAR OUR VOICES! How exciting to release my new single on the heels of the statewide vote to preserve reproductive rights here in Kansas! My new song highlights women and girls’ complex and important stories and the urgency of raising our voices.                     Please share! Thanks, Joy

Erin McGrane, Danielle Anderson & Eboni Fondren added their beautiful voices to this song! Big thanks also to Ryan Dugan for great instrumentals, Duane Trower for recording & mixing, Seth Glier for mixing & mastering, Kari Estrin Management for management, consulting & radio promotion, Danielle Anderson of Whip Star Wonder for graphic design, and Linda Dill for the video production & everything else.

The Canvas Before Us - Newest Release

Joy Zimmerman’s soulful vocals and thought-provoking lyrics light up her new folk & acoustic roots album, The Canvas Before Us. Listeners will hear echoes of their own journeys in Joy’s songs of hope, heartache and resilience. Rich acoustic instrumentation and lyrical songwriting coalesce in all fourteen songs. With splashes of social commentary and humor, Joy’s new album invites the question: What story will the canvas of our lives tell?

"Joy Zimmerman has taken her music to a new level on "The Canvas Before Us," which not only showcases her lovely voice but also an array of new songs speaking eloquently and emotionally to the human condition. Am greatly looking forward to playing these songs on Kansas Public Radio's Trail Mix."  ~Bob McWilliams, host, Trail Mix on Kansas Public Radio                                                         

What's Up Wednesday #119

During these challenging times, I thought it'd be great to stay connected each week. Join me for What's Up Wednesday for a song and an invitation!”