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Beautiful, charismatic singing voice from a gracious, expressive person! Versatile, experienced performer who has appeared in a multitude of concert venues big and small, and has lots of recording studio experience.
Kathy was great showed on time despite a near hurricane and sang beautifully.
Should on time and sang her heart out. Amazing voice super sweet and really really nice. Thank you for serenading my girlfriend you are amazing.
Kathy was amazing and all our guests enjoyed her singing. She sensed very well what everyone wanted to hear. We enjoyed her very much.
Price Range: $100 and up
Gig Length: 10 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
If you're looking for a program of music that could be the centerpiece of your evening, or some simple but effective background music for a mingling party, Kathy Zimmer can deliver! Kathy will always provide musical interest tailored to your event needs.
As a folk-tinged acoustic singer/songwriter, Kathy could present a mix of covers and originals in the flavor of Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins or Linda Ronstadt, to name a few. Experienced in a variety of performing environments, Kathy could banter with your audience in an intimate house party performance or play quietly and unobtrusively in the background for an interesting alternative to the standard cocktail party jazz. Kathy is comfortable as a solo artist (acoustic guitar and her voice) or as a member of her own band (she normally plays with a cello and a cajon, or hand percussion, in her band--no loud drum kits or booming bass lines to annoy the neighbors!)
Americana-UK says, Kathy Zimmer “... effectively pulls off the trick of sounding
warmly familiar and yet entirely new, blending musical genres and layering
instrumentation to create sumptuous songs.”
Equipped with beautiful storytelling and an enchanting voice, NYC-based singer-songwriter Kathy Zimmer blurs the lines between folk and pop music, delivering her style of music that she describes as “cosmopolitan folk”. Rock n’ Reel Magazine named her the “latter day Joan Baez”.
A native of rural Nebraska, Zimmer honed her unique and powerful singing voice at the
Cleveland Institute of Music, where she obtained a master’s degree in music. Upon
graduating, she moved to NYC and absorbed the sights and sounds of the city while
simultaneously telling her story and the stories of the people she encountered through
song. The Roots Music Report has said, “At various turns enchanting, haunting and
soothing—and at times a bit of all of these—Ms. Zimmer’s sophisticated song crafting
never fails to charm.” Americana-UK says, “It is a measure of Zimmer’s bravery and quality as a lyricist that she tackles real-life tales so well.”
Kathy Zimmer has released several recordings to acclaim in the US and Europe, and has sold her albums at Rough Trade Records in Brooklyn and London. She performs often, both solo and with her band.
Additional Booking Notes
Solo folk music setup, Kathy singing and playing acoustic guitar: one mic and one guitar amp (artist can provide these) or a direct line for the guitar into a sound board.
Band folk setup, Kathy singing and playing acoustic guitar plus a cello and a cajon percussionist: one mic, one guitar amp or a direct line for the guitar into a sound board. Depending on the room size (it may not be necessary), perhaps an amp or direct line to a sound board for the cello (who brings his own pickup) and one mic for a cajon.
Past Booked Events
|October 09, 2021 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Virtual Event|
|September 09, 2021 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Surprise|
|August 22, 2021 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|July 27, 2020 • 5:30pm - 6:00pm||Surprise|
|July 13, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||House Party|
|May 26, 2019 • 8:00am - 8:00pm||Soloist/ensemble leader|
|May 25, 2019 • 3:45pm - 5:30pm||Soloist/cantor, church gig|
|May 23, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Kathy Zimmer band at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3|
|May 19, 2019 • 9:00am - 8:00pm||Soloist/ensemble leader|
|May 18, 2019 • 3:15pm - 5:00pm||Soloist/cantor, church gig|
Solo folk set, with a mix of covers and my originals:
Wildflowers/Wreck Me (Tom Petty)
Buckets of Rain (Bob Dylan)
True Blue (original)
Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)
Daddy, You've Been on My MInd (Dylan/Baez)
White Noise (original)
Fake Plastic Trees (Radiohead)
Ring of Fire (June Carter Cash)
Wrinkled Dresses (original)
Record Needle (original)
Influences & Inspiration
This will obviously be a partial list!
The Mamas & The Papas
vocal mic (artist can bring this, if needed)
acoustic guitar (artist will bring this)
amps for mic and guitar, or direct lines into a sound board