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FEATURED ALBUM: The Sparrow & the Crow – William Fitzsimmons.

The Sparrow & the Crow – William Fitzsimmons (2008).

William Fitzsimmons

(biography off artist’s website)
“William Fitzsimmons is one of the oddest people you will ever meet. Born the youngest child of two blind parents, William was raised in the outskirts of the steel city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Due to the family’s inability to communicate through normal visual means, William’s childhood home was filled with a myriad of sounds to replace what eyes could not see. The house was suffused with pianos, guitars, trombones, talking birds, classical records, family sing-a-longs, bedtime stories, and the bellowing of a pipe organ, which his father built into the house with his own hands. When his father’s orchestral records were not resonating through the walls, his mother would educate him on the folk stylings of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and Simon & Garfunkel.”

With a beard like that, you’d expect William Fitzsimmons to exude prairie music, folk stylings that speak of dry countrysides and worlds away from the common modernity we’ve grown accustomed to. But don’t pigeonhole him quite yet. Instead of something orchestrated in a meadow, Fitzsimmons highlights the lesser-expressed happy counterparts that make him unique. Instead of a stereotypical experience, you get something different and enjoyable. Embrace the folk.

buy The Sparrow & the Crow on amazon (available April 7th, 2009)
“After Afterall”
“If You Would Come Back Home”

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