Soulful Acoustic

Joy Zimmerman, a soulful singer/songwriter, dives into the everyday and the extraordinary. Known for compelling vocals and captivating performances, Joy is a touring musician based in Kansas City. Her forthcoming album, The Canvas Before Us, is an acoustic reinvention and her seventh studio album.

We'll Hold the Light - single release

FAI Folk DJ Chart - February 2021 Top 20 Songs of the Month

Thanks to all the DJs who played We'll Hold the Light!

We'll Hold the Light

Joy Zimmerman

We’ll Hold the Light is a song of gratitude for brave, selfless health care workers and first responders every day and especially during this pandemic. Facing unprecedented and life-threatening conditions, they have provided steadfast care for us all.

We’ll Hold the Light | Music & Lyrics by Joy Zimmerman | ©2021 Joy Zimmerman Music (BMI) | Cultivate Joy Records

Recorded, Mixed & Mastered: Duane Trower, Weights and Measures Soundlab, Kansas City, MO | Consulting & Radio Promotion: Kari Estrin Management

Joy Zimmerman: Vocals, Guitar, Violin | Ryan Dugan: Guitar, Bass, Harmony Vocals | Beau Bledsoe: Dobro | Christine Broxterman: Cello

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*The Canvas Before Us*  coming in 2021~ click here to pre-order

In a world tossed and turned upside down, I was challenged and inspired to write a new crop of songs. Thus began a new recording project at Inside-Out Studio in Sparta, Illinois.

Why record and launch a new album during a pandemic and the shutdown of most live music? Because I believe in the power of music and connection. My fervent wish is that this new album, The Canvas Before Us, will bring you and others light in a time of darkness. 

Looking forward to sharing the new songs and the new sound with you!  ~Joy

What's Up Wednesdays

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