Ann Zimmerman, a folk musician from Salina, Kan., will be performing at The Hub on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 9 p.m. Terra Nova and the Orange City Arts Council are sponsoring this free concert, but donations will be accepted. Door prizes are available for those who attend.
Zimmerman, accompanied by piano, guitar and the audience itself, sings about life on the prairie. Her music celebrates the joy, sorrow, grandeur and silliness of life. She has performed in the windy plain states of Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota, as well as in New York, Seattle, Boston and Alaska.
A return performer to northwest Iowa, Zimmerman is known for her renditions of “Bad Attitude Blues,” “Home Grown Tomatoes” and “The Plumber is the Man.”
Zimmerman has “seamlessly blended humor and sadness in a unique way that makes you want for more,” according to Singer Magazine.
Zimmerman blends old and new traditions with her own award-winning songs. Her concerts tell stories and paint portraits that are brilliantly colored, unexpected and enhanced by an irresistible stage presence.
Northwestern has some of its own lovers of folk music.
“I like folk music because it is soft, calming and original,” said folk music enthusiast junior Samantha Schouweiler. “It is a very honest kind of music, just people talking about what they are feeling.”
Schouweiler said folk is her favorite type of music as it has “very distinct instrumentation, each part contributing to the traditional earthy sounds. The intricate layering of sounds provides for something new every time you listen to it.”
Zimmerman has spent the past week as an artist in residence at MOC-FV elementary schools, and will work with students on singing early American pieces, vocal technique and songwriting.