Joy Zimmerman is a folk & acoustic roots singer-songwriter with a soulful voice and thought-provoking lyrics that light up her music. You hear echoes of your own journey in Joy's songs of hope, resilience and humor. At home on guitar and violin, Joy's bound to add a fiddle tune or two along the way. 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


Joy will be sharing music and stories in a Women Who Walked on Water concert with cellist Christine Broxterman on March 24th at 7pm CDT. All proceeds benefit Together Women Rise with its focus on global gender equality. For tickets; Click here 

This year's Her Art/Their Art (March 18-April 30, 2022) is an exhibition in partnership between the InterUrban ArtHouse and the UMKC Women's Center. Joy is coordinating a special portrait project within the Her Art/Their Art exhibition. Her project is supported by the InterUrban ArtHouse through a Mid-America Arts Alliance grant. Female-identifying and non-binary femme artists will be selected to create original portraits of women in Joy's song, Women Who Walked on Water.

The Canvas Before Us - New 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 #110

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!”

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