Roy Zimmerman brings his acclaimed ReZist Tour to Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5603 Bull Valley Road in McHenry this Friday, May 25 at 7 pm. Zimmerman is a master of pointed humorous topical songs with eight solo albums to his credit in a career that has spanned more than twenty years.
Zimmerman brings the sting of satire to the struggle for peace and justice. His songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. His YouTube videos have garnered over seven million views, and he is a featured blogger for the Huffington Post. He has shared stages with Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres, Holly Near, Robin Williams, Arlo Guthrie, John Oliver, Kate Clinton, and the late, great George Carlin, and tours the country constantly with his wife and co-writer Melanie Harby.
Among his fans is the master of satire songs Tom Lehrer who wrote “I congratulate Roy Zimmerman on reintroducing literacy to comedy songs. And the rhymes actually rhyme, they don’t just ‘rhyne.’”
Joni Mitchel said “Roy’s lyrics move beyond poetry and achieve perfection.”
Paul Krasner, legendary editor of The Realist added “Original. Unique. Brilliant. Prolific. Talented. Insightful. Witty. Consistent. Versatile. He simultaneously inspires me and makes me laugh my ass off.”
|Just one of Zimmerman's eight albums.|
The show is the first of a pair of concerts by noted singer/songwriters. On Sunday, June 2 at 6 p.m. Jim Scott will return to Tree of Life with Gather the Spirit, an uplifting celebration of the music of activism.
Tickets for Zimmerman’s show will be sold at the door and are $20 or donate what you can.
For more information call the church at 815 322-2464, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://treeoflifeuu.org/2018/04/04/roy-zimmerman-in-concert-at-tree-of-life/.