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William Fitzsimmons

Music / Folk, Indie / United States of America

Most people actually choose a career in music - William Fitzsimmons had little choice. Although he had studied psychology and worked as a therapist for many years, being born into a home, in which his father's self-crafted church organ stood next to the piano, a trombone and some guitars, the highly talented singer-songwriter learned at a very young age what it means not only to play an instrument, but to master it. Which left its marks. No matter if banjo or ukulele, melodica or mandolin - when it comes to his heartbreakingly honest indie-folk, Fitzsimmons will preferably lace any instrument into the record himself and has proven to be right in doing so again and again. From his cult debut “Until When We Are Ghosts” (2005) to this year's “Ready the Astronaut”, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s all-rounder encompasses an oeuvre of a thousand shades, which in its compositional and stylistic independence is not without reason comparable to the shining figures of American folk music like Iron& Wine, Sufjan Stevens or the late and great Elliot Smith.

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