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March 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Rosi Golan.
Singer/songwriter born in Israel.

Rosi Golan

“Rosi is indeed a long way from home, but certainly in the right place to showcase her unique talent for rich, dark melodies and a voice that not only draws you in, but still haunts you the next day.” (

Her voice is astoundingly delicate. As it echoes in my headphones I wonder if the very song itself will suddenly break into pieces, splintering into a million pieces. It never does. Instead, her voice floats over what should shatter and weaves a beautiful tune, even if it is made of glass.

buy The Drifter and the Gypsy on amazon
“Been a Long Day”
“Hazy (featuring William Fitzsimmons)”


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

March 25, 2009 Leave a comment

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”