William Fitzsimmons

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About William Fitzsimmons

William Fitzsimmons is an Illinois-based singer/songwriter specializing in a gentle mixture of folk-rock and electronica applied to carefully written and often autobiographical songs that deliver a quiet emotional power. Emerging in the mid-2000s with a pair of lo-fi, self-released indie folk albums, Fitzsimmons found success in 2008 when he landed a pair of songs, "Passion Play" and "Please Don't Go," in the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy. That year also marked the release of his first proper studio album, The Sparrow and the Crow. Subsequent offerings like Pittsburgh (2014), Mission Bell (2018), and Ready the Astronaut (2021) continued to explore the nuances of Fitzsimmons' personal life, from his upbringing in Pittsburgh to his parents' separation and his own experiences with divorce and new love. He explored his myriad influences on the two-volume Covers set, released in 2022 and 2023.

Pittsburgh, PA, United States

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