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.

Elvie Shane - Backslider Album Cover

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.

Album - Joshua Ray Walker - See You Next Time

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.

Zac Brown Band - The Comeback Album Cover

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.

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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.