Singer|songwriter Joy Zimmerman's soulful vocals and original music dance effortlessly from poignant to hilarious to compelling to joyful -- round-trip guaranteed!

With folk rock as a springboard, Joy dives into the everyday and the extraordinary.


Joy Zimmerman is a soulful singer|songwriter known for compelling vocals, award-winning songs, and captivating performances.

A traveling musician based in Kansas City, Joy recently released To the Girl, her sixth album of original music. Joy is a multi-instrumentalist whose eclectic music might be best described as folk rock with extra helpings of other favorite genres.

Born with a tooth on Shakespeare's 400th birthday, Joy's musical journey began with violin lessons before kindergarten. She discovered her singing and songwriting voice once she started guitar lessons after her own children were in kindergarten. All roads have led here. Now Joy's songwriting awards include an American Songwriter Lyric Contest Honorable Mention and nine Walnut Valley Festival NewSong Showcase wins.

Joy has recorded three albums in Nashville and three in Kansas City. She enjoys performing solo, in duos and with a full band. Joy is also an engaging presenter who weaves music with themes of resilience, gratitude and creativity.

“​Joy has a wonderfully unique way of connecting to her audience that I have seen no other performer do...she engages every audience and wraps everyone in a velvet blanket of beautiful music.” 
— Peggy Kelly, Open Range Concert Series

Click here for an extended interview: Joy Zimmerman @ Listen Local