Lee Zimmerman

Lee Zimmerman is an accomplished writer, blogger and reviewer. He contributes to several publications but remains most proud of his work with American Songwriter. His book — Americana Music: Voices, Visionaries and Pioneers of an Honest Sound — is published by Texas A&M University Press.

Judy Collins
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INTERVIEWIn Conversation: Judy Collins

By Lee Zimmerman, November 12, 2021

In a career that spans some 60 years, Judy Collins has witnessed the continued rise of modern folk music while remaining as remarkably prolific as ever.

Holler Country Music
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ALBUM REVIEWTammy Rogers & Thomm Jutz - Surely Will Be Singing

By Lee Zimmerman, January 17, 2022

Archival music effectively replicated by two storied superstars

Holler Country Music
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ALBUM REVIEWNeil Young and Crazy Horse - Barn

By Lee Zimmerman, December 8, 2021

There’s something assuring about this combination, like the comfortable fit of an old flannel shirt.

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ALBUM REVIEWSUSTO - Time In The Sun

By Lee Zimmerman, October 26, 2021

Ultimately, Time In The Sun is an album of conflicting attitudes and emotions, but one that also allows hope to persevere.

Holler Country Music
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ALBUM REVIEWNoah Guthrie - Blue Wall

By Lee Zimmerman, January 10, 2022

With his new album, Noah Guthrie creates his own wailing wall

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ALBUM REVIEWElvie Shane - Backslider

By Lee Zimmerman, October 26, 2021

It’s clear that Shane is well-positioned to carve a niche as a popular contemporary country performer; he clearly possesses the energy and enthusiasm needed to do so. Suffice it to say, Backslider offers him the means to keep moving forward.

Holler Country Music
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ALBUM REVIEWWillie Nelson - The Willie Nelson Family

By Lee Zimmerman, November 23, 2021

Yet another outing by America’s most invincible icon, assisted this time by family and friends.

Album - Joshua Ray Walker - See You Next Time
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ALBUM REVIEWJoshua Ray Walker - See You Next Time

By Lee Zimmerman, October 5, 2021

See You Next Time invokes the image of an all-night dive bar that offers safe haven for lovers, losers, drifters and dreamers whose hopes and aspirations always remain just out of reach.

'Self-portrait at The Plaza Hotel, 1974. New York City'
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LONG READA Life In Focus: The Photography of Graham Nash

By Lee Zimmerman, November 16, 2021

Graham Nash joins Holler to discuss his new photo journal, recalling music, memories and magic.

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ALBUM REVIEWZac Brown Band - The Comeback

By Lee Zimmerman, October 12, 2021

Granted, Brown’s good-ole-boy persona never drifts far from the surface, and any number of tracks reinforce that notion. In that regard, The Comeback resonates exactly as intended.

Allison Russell
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GUIDEA Guide To: The 10 Best Emerging Acts From AmericanaFest 2021.

By Lee Zimmerman, September 28, 2021

One of the real joys AmericanaFest has to offer is not only the opportunity to enjoy more familiar fare, but also to discover new up-and-coming performers who are showcasing their music for the first time.