Luke Zimmerman does
what comes naturally, whether
its music, art or literature
By Michael Swanger firstname.lastname@example.org
Zimmerman is a versatile artisan.
He plays music. He writes novels
and screenplays. He sculpts metal.
He builds furniture. He's a manually
skilled worker, a 27-year-old
craftsman who feeds his soul through
a variety of media.
"I like to make things,"
Zimmerman says. "When I'm
not playing music I'm doing other
things. It gets me hopped up."
Playing music, it would seem,
comes naturally to this up-and-coming
Minnesota singer-songwriter. His
father, David, is a veteran of
the Minneapolis music scene; his
brother, Seth, leads the alt-country
outfit Tangletown; his cousin,
Jakob Dylan, fronts The Wallflowers;
and Uncle Bob (you know who) arguably
is the most influential musician
of the past 40 years.
"I tend to work with what
I've been given," Zimmerman
says, adding that the family name
can be both a help and a hindrance.
"There's always expectations,
real or unreal, negative or positive."