Depth Is More Than Distance

William and I outside of Lola's Saloon. He's wearing The Appetizer trucker hat (fyi).

There’s something to be said for people who remember you after a passage of time.  Especially if you’ve never met the person. This is real depth. Or what if you’ve shaken hands with them upon meeting them for the first time and over a year goes by and its as if that first meeting was yesterday.  These people are rare and when you find them, you’re really blessed.

Such a person is William Fitzsimmons.  I first spoke to Will in 2006 in a phone interview.  I discovered his music on myspace and at the time he was a relatively unknown folk songwriter who was just starting to really make a name for himself.  By that time, he’d already collaborated with Ingrid Michaelson and performed with Josh Radin.  I messaged him to see if he’d be willing to let me air his music and if he’d be interested in doing an interview.  Fortunately he did both.  Since then, we’ve been blessed to be able to keep in touch with Will.  In 2009, I took a trip to Fort Worth to see him perform with Rosi Golan.  It was great getting to meet him and chat a while.

This weekend, we’ll speak with William again, via the telephone.  He spent 2009 touring and promoting his album “The Sparrow and the Crow,” which we’ve featured many tracks from.  He also recorded the single Heartless and his cover of James Taylor’s You Can Close Your Eyes (which we’ll feature in our upcoming Covers series).  Currently he’s writing new material and looking to record in the summer and start a fall/winter tour.  We’ll hear about all these new things and delve into some older things in our conversation.  Please join us.

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DGrantSmith

Host of the syndicated radio program The Appetizer heard on public radio across Texas and online from our Listen Now link; enjoys conversations, music, food, art, storytelling, and people. Connect with me. Would love to hear from you.

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