Concert Preview: William Fitzsimmons

Continuing his North American tour in support of his latest mini-album “Pittsburgh,” William Fitzsimmons will be playing at The Casbah in San Diego this Sunday.

My second concert at The Casbah in two weeks, I remarked at the intimate setting for such a heavy band while seening And So I Watch You From Afar. This time, indie-folk songwriter Fitzsimmons (supported by Jake Phillips) will grace the stage in a setting that is perfectly adequate for his type of performance and songs. Having seen him twice in the past (both in smaller, intimate venues), I can recall the closeness we all felt when Fitzsimmons graced the stage alone with his acoustic guitar. I can foresee a much closer audience, stepping close to the stage, swaying back and forth with tears in their eyes. With a catalogue of heart-wrenching songs, Crash And Ride Music will be there to capture the moment.

In his tenth year of writing and performing, William Fitzsimmons has experienced a lifetime’s worth of pain and anguish, and has amazingly captured those moments on his five full length studio albums: “Until When We Are Ghosts,” “Goodnight,” “The Sparrow And The Crow,” “Gold In The Shadow,” and “Lions.” Known for producing, writing, and mixing all his own material in prior albums, “Pittsburgh” marks the first album he’s done this since “Goodnight.” Dedicated to his grandmother who passed away late last year, the album focuses on the loss and love of his grandmother and the city they shared.


When: Sunday, October 25th, 2015
Doors: 8:30pm

Where: The Casbah – San Diego
2501 Kettner Blvd.,
San Diego, CA

Cost: $15 in advance / $17 at door (21+ show)


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