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We've finished up recording and mixing the new album at Weights and Measures Soundlab. Can't wait to share the new, eclectic bunch of songs with you! The official CD Release Show will be at Knuckleheads in Kansas City on Thursday, April 11th. Ticket link: Eventbrite Tickets

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A speedy glimpse inside Weights and Measures Soundlab during the recording of Joy Zimmerman's new CD, To the Girl. A special thanks to Nicholas Sloan for his GoPro footage. Video by Linda Dill. Minute and a Half - words & music by Joy Zimmerman, copyright 2013. joyzimmermanmusic.com

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Also looking forward to a big trip to Germany and Amsterdam with the Lost Cowgirl Revue in March. Woo hoo!  

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Note by Note: Sweet Bird | No. 10 | 3.10.19

Spring is coming….really, it is. 

As you and I have struggled with the ice and snow of this frigid winter, how have those tiny birds survived? 

And how do each of us survive turbulent times? I was convinced during one of the darkest periods of my life that songbirds were calling directly to me. Their simple, repetitive, insistent songs reassured me as I lay in the darkness unable to sleep. The sun would rise, and so would I, to face whatever lay ahead. 

I wrote “Sweet Bird” as a love song to those hardy creatures of hope. 

Sweet bird, sing your song, sweet bird 

Sweet bird, you need no words, sweet bird 

Songs of darkness, songs of dawn 

Inviting us to carry on 

Wake the world, sweet bird 

Brad Sneed, a dear friend, author and illustrator, painted a female cardinal for us. Both Brad and the cardinal star in this video. Read more

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Will You Stand with Me starts with the truth that “Anyone can take the wheel when the see is calm and the coast is clear.” But who do we become when the “sea gets rough and the chips are down and the gig is up”? This is a song of gratitude for those who stand with us and a song of challenge that we might stay strong as we accompany each other in difficult days.

Events

Date Event Location
 —  — Germany & Amsterdam Tour - Lost Cowgirl Revue: Joy Zimmerman, Julie Bennett Hume, Jenna Rae and Kristin Hamilton  
 —  — InterContinental Hotel - Jimmy Dykes, Joy Zimmerman, John Brandsgard and Nicholas Sloan Kansas City, MO Kansas City, MO
 —  — WomanSong on KKFI 90.1FM - Joy Zimmerman KKFI 90.1Fm, Kansas City, MO KKFI 90.1Fm, Kansas City, MO
 —  — Wedding Piropos, North Kansas City, MO Piropos, North Kansas City, MO
 —  — She Thinks She's a Tapestry, IntraUrban ArtHouse - Joy Zimmerman IntraUrban ArtHouse, Overland Park, Kansas IntraUrban ArtHouse, Overland Park, Kansas
Tasty Brew KKFI 90.1FM - Joy Zimmerman KKFI Studio, Kansas City, MO KKFI Studio, Kansas City, MO
 —  — Trago Bar & Tapas - Joy Zimmerman Trago Bar & Tapas, Kansas City, MO Trago Bar & Tapas, Kansas City, MO
 —  — Private House Concert - Joy Zimmerman & Jimmy Dykes North Kansas City, MO North Kansas City, MO
Knuckleheads - Joy Zimmerman CD Release Concert Knuckleheads Saloon, Kansas City, MO Knuckleheads Saloon, Kansas City, MO
 —  — CD Release Concert, Urbandale, IA - Joy Zimmerman Urbandale, IA Urbandale, IA
 —  — Women's Retreat leader - Joy Zimmerman Urbandale, IA Urbandale, IA
 —  — The InterContinental Hotel - Jimmy Dykes, Joy Zimmerman and Nicholas Sloan The Intercontinental Hotel, Kansas City, MO The Intercontinental Hotel, Kansas City, MO
 —  — Trago Bar & Tapas - Joy Zimmerman Trago Bar & Tapas, Kansas City, MO Trago Bar & Tapas, Kansas City, MO
 —  — Overland Park Farmers' Market - Joy Zimmerman & Jimmy Dykes Downtown Overland Park Downtown Overland Park
 —  — The InterContinental Hotel - Jimmy Dykes, Joy Zimmerman and John Brandsgard The Intercontinental Hotel, Kansas City, MO The Intercontinental Hotel, Kansas City, MO
 —  — Lenexa Farmers Market - Joy Zimmerman Lenexa City Center Lenexa City Center
 —  — The InterContinental Hotel - Jimmy Dykes, Joy Zimmerman, John Brandsgard and Nicholas Sloan Kansas City, MO Kansas City, MO
 —  — Crestwood Shops Street Party - Jimmy Dykes, Joy Zimmerman, John Brandsgard and Nicholas Sloan Crestwood Shops, Kansas City, MO Crestwood Shops, Kansas City, MO
The Warming House - Joy Zimmerman and Ryan Dugan The Warming House, Minneapolis, MN The Warming House, Minneapolis, MN
 —  — Ma'am Concert Series, Unplugged, Saint Joseph, MO - Joy Zimmerman, Julie Bennett-Hume, Jenna Rae and Kristin Hamilton - Lost Cowgirl Revue Saint Joseph, MO Saint Joseph, MO