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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
 —  — Trago Bar & Tapas - Joy Zimmerman Trago Bar & Tapas, Kansas City, MO Trago Bar & Tapas, Kansas City, MO
 —  — Turning Point: The Healing Power of Sound Vibrations - Joy Zimmerman and Riva Capellari Turning Point Turning Point
 —  — Ankeny House Concert, Ankeny Iowa - Joy Zimmerman & Jimmy Dykes Ankeny, IA Ankeny, IA
 —  — The InterContinental Hotel - Jimmy Dykes, Joy Zimmerman and Nicholas Sloan  
 —  — Stories and Songs - Joy Zimmerman and Erika Marksbury  
 —  — The InterContinental Hotel - Jimmy Dykes, Joy Zimmerman and John Brandsgard The InterContinental Hotel, Kansas City, MO The InterContinental Hotel, Kansas City, MO
 —  — Fence Stile Wine Cave 2019 Acoustic Music Series - Joy Zimmerman Fence Stile Vineyards & Winery, Excelsior Springs, MO Fence Stile Vineyards & Winery, Excelsior Springs, MO
 —  — Trago Bar & Tapas - Joy Zimmerman Trago Bar & Tapas, Kansas City, MO Trago Bar & Tapas, Kansas City, MO
 —  — Lenexa Farmers Market - Joy Zimmerman & Jimmy Dykes Lenexa, KS Lenexa, KS
The InterContinental Hotel - Jimmy Dykes, Joy Zimmerman and Nicholas Sloan The InterContinental Hotel, Kansas City, MO The InterContinental Hotel, Kansas City, MO
Turning Point: Music, Puzzles and More - Joy Zimmerman Turning Point, Leawood, Kansas Turning Point, Leawood, Kansas
 —  — McMenamins Hotel Oregon, Cellar Bar - Joy Zimmerman Hotel Oregon, McMinnville, Oregon Hotel Oregon, McMinnville, Oregon
 —  — Stories of Peace and Hope: Joy Zimmerman & Erika Marksbury J.L. Kiff Vineyard, McMinnville, OR J.L. Kiff Vineyard, McMinnville, OR
First Baptist Church of McMinnville - Joy Zimmerman McMinnville, OR McMinnville, OR
 —  — Overland Park Farmers' Market - Joy Zimmerman & Jimmy Dykes Overland Park, Kansas Overland Park, Kansas
The InterContinental Hotel - Jimmy Dykes, Joy Zimmerman and John Brandsgard The InterContinental Hotel, Kansas City, MO The InterContinental Hotel, Kansas City, MO
 —  — Mackinaw Crossings Concert, Mackinaw City, MI - Joy Zimmerman Mackinaw Crossings, Mackinaw City, MI Mackinaw Crossings, Mackinaw City, MI
 —  — Chateau Chantal, Traverse City, MI - Joy Zimmerman Chateau Chantal , Traverse City, MI Chateau Chantal , Traverse City, MI
 —  — Mundos Coffee & Co, Traverse City, MI - Joy Zimmerman Mundos Coffee & Co, Traverse City, MI Mundos Coffee & Co, Traverse City, MI
Mackinaw Crossings, Mackinaw City, MI - Joy Zimmerman Mackinaw Crossings, Mackinaw City, MI Mackinaw Crossings, Mackinaw City, MI