Roy Zimmerman House Concerts for KPFT

Submitted by Bill Crosier on February 21, 2011 - 6:29pm. :: | | | | |

Do you enjoy great live acoustic music in an intimate setting?

How about political parody and satire?

Want to mix and mingle and share conversation with other KPFT supporters in a fun, relaxed, and entertaining atmosphere?

And finally, would you like to help KPFT while enjoying all the above?

Then come to one of the TWO house concerts planned in our area,
featuring the entertaining and talented musician-songwriter political satirist
Roy Zimmerman
Roy makes us laugh at ourselves
and those with different political views

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Friday Feb. 25, in Sugarland
at the home of Nancy and Bob Hentschel
6610 Kendall Creek Drive, New Territory - Lakewind, Sugarland
  potluck starts at 7 PM, concert at 8 PM
  reservations/information: call Nancy at 832-228-7642


Saturday Feb. 26, in the Montrose area of Houston
at the home of Lee and Hardy Loe
1844 Kipling St., Houston
Park on Kipling, or around the block on Harold St.
co-hosted by Wally James of KPFT's Progressive Forum
  potluck starts at 6:30 PM, concert at 7:30 PM
  reservations/information: call Bill or Cheryl at 713-641-4941

Each house party concert is $20/person, or more if you'd like to give an additional donation to KPFT.

Reservations are requested, and there's a discount for paying in advance - ask when you call.

Each house party features an optional potluck dinner/reception before the concert. Lee and Hardy will provide non-disposable glasses, plates, silverware, napkins, etc. If you want to join in the potluck, please bring some food or drinks to share.

All proceeds from these house concerts will support KPFT and our musical guest Roy.

Roy will also have CD's for sale at the house parties.

If you haven't heard Roy before, please check out his web site:
or see/hear him on YouTube:
and you'll know why you'll want to see him in person at one of these house parties.

More about Roy:

What's funny about war, poverty, ignorance, bigotry, neo-conservativism, homophobia, greed, lust and fear? Ask Roy Zimmerman. He's been writing satirical songs for twenty years.

He's one of the most talented musicians and songwriters around, and he's even better in person than on his CD's. You'd think that with the end of Bush/Cheney administration, that Roy would run out of things to make fun of. But the right wing crazies give him a never-ending supply of material to work with, and he has produced a new CD, "Real American". Roy takes on Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, gun-crazed loners, senior center stoners, even Martian infidels. And the ebullient 60's-pop "Summer of Loving" is sure to set all 90 toes a-tapping as the US Supreme Court overturns California's Proposition 8.

The Los Angeles Times says, "Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society's foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer."

Tom Lehrer himself says, "I congratulate Roy Zimmerman on reintroducing literacy to comedy songs. And the rhymes actually rhyme, they don't just 'rhyne.'"

Joni Mitchell says, "Roy's lyrics move beyond poetry and achieve perfection."