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. Production of Joy's next album, "Where the Light Lives," is in progress.
"Book Joy Zimmerman for one of the best evenings you can offer your audience. Joy Zimmerman gave a wonderful show here at Lakeside. Her warm and engaging manner made the audience feel right at home and glad to be exactly where they were at that exact moment. Her open and friendly manner is the perfect match for her musicianship to make ‘the whole package’. Joy is a multi-instrumentalist (fiddle and guitar), with a beautiful voice. Add all that to her insightful writing and you have a show any host would line up to present to their audience." ~ Dani Goodband, Lakeside Music
"Joy's music is vivid and alive, tender and poignant, and altogether a gift for the listener." ~Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus
Green Guitar Folk House presents
Joy Zimmerman & Friends: "Where the Light Lives" Album Release Concert
I will highlight music from the new album and will be joined by my special guests Ryan Dugan, Danielle Anderson of Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Jeff Freling and Erin McGrane of Victor & Penny, Christine Broxterman and Andrew Stinson. There's nothing like making music with and for dear friends...come join the celebration!
Upcoming Album: Where the Light Lives
Thanks to everyone who joined my Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign!
I write songs in the tradition of folk singers who have always been truth tellers, challengers of injustice, and keepers of hope.
My new album, "Where the Light Lives" celebrates the ways we find hope. I challenged myself to reach deeper and more personally to speak my truth. This new collection of songs includes my immigrant great grandmother's story, our obsession with social media, finding resilience after divorce, hearing voices for choice, the experience of keeping vigil, celebrating our identities, honoring brave medical workers and first responders, and knowing the small things are truly the big things. I write from my own experience, hoping that my lyrics and melodies will spark resonance in your life.
"Where the Light Lives" is being recorded at La Luna Recording & Sound in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with a whole host of wonderfully talented singers and musicians.