(SHEFFIELD, Mass.) – Topical singer-songwriter Roy Zimmerman performs his one-man show, “Wake Up Call: Funny Songs About War, Ignorance & Greed,” at Dewey Memorial Hall on Friday, April 26, 2013, at 8pm. His show combines spoken-word comedy with songs of political satire, heartfelt emotion and novelty numbers.
Zimmerman has previously appeared in the Berkshires at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield and the the Mahaiwe Theatre in Great Barrington, at the latter as part of Symphony Space’s Thalia Follies.
In 13 albums over twenty years, Zimmerman has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for peace and social justice. In 2012, Zimmerman and his wife and co-writer Melanie Harby traveled 47,000 miles to complete a 50-state tour of all 49 states. (Hawaii was “Omission Accomplished,” he says.) “Wake Up Call” is a funny, tuneful and unabashedly progressive look at what they saw and heard across America in the Obama Era.