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.

"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 

Excited that my brand new Musical Advent(ure) Calendar starts December 1st! Join me for 25 daily eclectic treats delivered to your email inbox. This festive calendar is free to my patrons, or available to purchase for $25 in the Cultivate Joy storeYou can purchase one for yourself or send as a gift!

New collaboration between Kansas City based singer/songwriters, Joy Zimmerman and Danielle Ate the Sandwich | Podcast Link: Tasty Brew Music with Host Diana Linn: Danielle Anderson and Joy Zimmerman - Songcrafters from A to Z! 

Next concert: An evening at Knuckleheads on Saturday, January 28th will feature the two artists and friends in concert, singing together and accompanying one another with guitar, violin, ukulele, and banjo. Knuckleheads ticket link

The Canvas Before Us - Newest Album

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                                                         

Joy's Heartland Song Network Artist of the Month interview with Erin McGrane.