William Fitzsimmons & The Flyboy Sessions

Talented musicians create a story filled with emotions creativity with each song they write. When I think of this concept, the one artist that comes to mind immediately is indie folk singer and song-writer, William Fitzsimmons. William has a long history with The Appetizer and we were honored to have him visit Abilene to headline a concert for The Paramount Concert Series this year.

Even more awesome, we are able to have an exclusive acoustic session and interview with William Fitzsimmons before the concert. In fact, we are releasing exclusive videos from the session in a series entitled, “The Flyboy Sessions”. The session took place at Flyboy Studio (hence, the name) in Clyde, Texas.

William, as the down-to-earth guy he is drove down to Abilene from Dallas with friend and fellow musician, Jake Phillips. William shared the inspiration between some of his older songs, and some from his latest album, Gold In The Shadow. This was something I found surprising, the majority of musicians are inspired to write a certain song because of a personal experience, and William Fitzsimmons is no exception. But William goes further than that. He backs up his personal experiences by delving deeper into the psychological aspects. In fact, William explained that his latest album was inspired by a variety of psychological disorders. It is also important to note that his isn’t just making this stuff up, he actually has a Master’s in counseling and worked many years as a mental health therapist. Here’s an example of what I’m talking about in one of the videos from the series. In this one, William explains the meaning of his song, “Beautiful Girl”.


Check out the other videos in our series on our YouTube page. We have more on the way, so stay tuned.

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