Folk quartet excels at presenting topical political satire that will remind fans of Tom Lehrer and Chad Mitchell Trio. In fact, Lehrer has
congratulated the group for “reintroducing literacy to comedy
songs.” The group uses the folk sound of the early ’60s — a
twangy banjo and guitar — combined with four-part harmonies
as a vehicle for ’90s style satire.
The members of the group are Roy Zimmerman, tenor Brilliant lyricist, melodic genius . . . Roy Zimmerman’s satirical songs are smart, funny, and often packed with more jokes, puns and references than you can get in a single listening.
Roy’s songwriting first caught my attention through his former group, the brilliantly funny, political folk quartet, The Foremen, and Roy’s sharp-edged humor continues to define his solo work.
As a solo artist, Roy moves beyond folk to explore a wider range of pop music styles, and his lyrics, while sometimes still political, are just as likely to delve into romance, fashion, theology, or an autobiographical recounting of his own vasectomy. Of course, Roy retains his characteristic wit, wordplay and amazing, rapid-fire, perfect rhymes
Kenny Rhodes, bassist Andy Corwin and guitarist Doug