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United States - Pennsylvania

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Roland Zimmerman Family

The Roland Zimmerman Family Musical Ministry is a family ministry from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania that performs bluegrass, old-time country, and folk styles of gospel music. We call our music: “Down Home” Gospel Music.

Our current family consists of: Roland, (dad), and Ryan, (son). Roland sings and plays guitar and banjo at our performances. He also producing and engineering our recordings. Ryan sings and plays guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar and provides rhythmic accompaniment on washboard, spoons, shakers and sanding blocks.

Roland Zimmerman has performed with various bluegrass gospel groups. In 1997, he started to perform as a soloist, using a vocal harmonizer to create harmony vocals to accompany himself. Roland produced, engineered and performed on 2 gospel music recordings during his solo performing.

Ryan Zimmerman has been singing with his father since he was 2 years old. His musical interests were noticed when, as an infant, he got into his mother’s kettle cabinet, and getting the smallest saucepan, he held it like a banjo, tapping on the copper bottom!

Rhoda Zimmerman (wife and mother) was first involved in the background of her husband’s ministry by tending the sales table, setup, booking, etc. When Ryan decided to go onstage, she went along onstage to give him guidance. She then decided that while she was onstage anyway, she might as well help with the singing. She continued to be an active part of the family music ministry until her death in January 2018. Rhoda's smiles and outgoing personality are missed.

We have officially been known as the Roland Zimmerman Family since 2004. It is our desire that the saints of God would be strengthened and inspired and that sinners would see their need of repentance and salvation in Jesus Christ through this musical ministry.