William Fitzsimmons is equal parts songwriter and psychotherapist, creating captivating music that uniquely melds depravity,
honesty, and autobiography into a counter-intuitive seamless whole. Since 2005, Fitzsimmons has created four full-length albums,
each thoroughly themed and embossed with matters of family history, intimate disclosure, and bold confession, yielding rich
folk music, ranging from the stark and acoustic to the voluminous and electronic. All the while reflecting William’s commitment
to addressing what is always pressing, and yet all too often ignored.
His new mini-album ‘Pittsburgh’ could be his most personal record yet, "My grandmother, Virginia, died October 15, 2014.
She was born and raised in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city of my youth. She gave the gift of music
to my mother, and, from my mother, was thus passed to me. In that same month I returned home for three days to celebrate
Virginia's life, mourn her passing, and help to lay her body to rest”.
William adds: “These seven songs were born from those three days and are in memoriam to her passing and in remembrance of
the city we shared. She will be perpetually missed. Until the day we meet again."