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Joy Zimmerman's soulful vocals and original music dance effortlessly from poignant to hilarious to compelling to joyful -- round-trip guaranteed! With folk rock as a springboard, Joy dives into the everyday and the extraordinary.

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 was at Knuckleheads in Kansas City on Thursday, April 11th! Many, many thanks to everyone who came out, packed the house, and had the them pulling out extra chairs!!

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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.

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Official release of To the Girl on April 5th, 2019. 

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Note by Note: Plant Me a Tree | No. 15 | 5.19.19 

Have you ever taken a bath in the forest? 

As in “forest bathing”? As in retreating to nature to immerse yourself in its healing powers? 

Shrinrin-yoku forest therapy was developed in Japan during the 1980s as preventive health care. Researchers have since proven many benefits, including boosting the immune system, reducing blood pressure and stress, and improving mood and sleep. 

What’s not to love? So basic and intuitive -- we feel better when we are connected to nature. All that’s required is a slow, intentional walk in a forest or natural area. 

It’s like magic. I instantly gain perspective when I step into the woods. My challenges seem smaller and more manageable within the grand scope of life. 

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.”   ~ John Muir  read more


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The title track to my latest CD: Wanting my younger self to know that all would be well, To the Girl became a love letter to myself during chapters of challenge and change. “All the strands are being woven and tossed….”