Jen Zimberg is a musician from Hudson, NY. A long-time bedroom songwriter and living-room performer, Jen has recently begun bringing her songs to live audiences in the Northeast US and beyond. Jen raises a clear voice over a fingerpicked guitar to create songs that uplift and inspire.
Jen Zimberg was in a painting course—a year-long study and practice in color—when she finally found the reason to record her first EP, what would become Arrow Up. A long-time bedroom songwriter and living-room performer, Jen hadn’t brought her music to a public audience. The songs are gentle, quiet numbers, but not without their strength. Jen raises a clear voice over a fingerpicked guitar; it’s not a dance party, yet perhaps the songs will lift you. If not to your feet, perhaps you’ll feel an inward lift when listening to the songs on Arrow Up.
It required a bold exploration in color, a new medium for Jen, for her to recognize what already lives in her relationship to music. It was this recognition that led Jen to record and perform: that art can lift our souls into movement, and we can experience a different way of being from the everyday. Maybe art can help us learn and grow.
Jen and her music contain multitudes. Her songs are both sly and sincere, and they are always deeply spiritual. I think that’s my favorite part about her music –that she is always asking us to look up.
-Erin McKeown – musician / writer / producer (Arrow Up)