Bruce Zimmerman is a veteran musician and blues man who has paid the dues to play the blues. For 20 years he has held the house band position at Port Cape in Cape Girardeau where his Sunday night performances with his 7 piece band, “The Water Street Band,” are legendary. He was born at home in Bernie, Mo., in the house where his parents still live today on Zimmerman Lane. They were hard working farmers and musicians who taught Bruce and his brother, Dewayne, to play at a very early age.
Bruce has played with the likes of 'Skunk' Baxter, 'Snookie' Pryer, Peter Karp, Narvel Felts, The Jerry Ford Orchestra, Kimberly Dahme, Lee Oskar...and the list just goes on and on for decades. He is repeatedly recruited by other extremely talented artists to join them when Bruce is available for a show with anyone who has caught wind of his guitar playing. As luck would have it, Bruce can sing too. He's long since given up trying to sound like anyone other than Bruce and carries his own voice to every tune he takes the notion to play.