I first heard William Fitzsimmons when he played a live set on a radio station in Columbia, MO. I was immediately drawn in by his simple yet smooth style. His lyrics are captivating and unravel some very intense stories usually taken from his real life experiences. The instrumentation of the song helps weave the tapestry of emotion caught up in each song. Pick up his album The Sparrow and The Crow or his newest release Gold in the Shadow.
He also has one of the best beards in music.
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