William Fitzsimmons

Presented by HopMonk Tavern Novato at HopMonk Tavern Novato, Novato CA

Jan 26
William Fitzsimmons

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

Singer-songwriter and music producer William Fitzsimmons’ latest record, Mission Bell is a chronicling of the tumultuous last year of his life, particularly of the separation from his second wife.

An initial version of the album was originally recorded in Fitzsimmons’ home studio in the summer of 2017 but was subsequently abandoned during the course of, and as a result of, the separation.

In 2018 William traveled to Nashville, TN to start recording the album over from square one. Working with producer Adam Landry (Deer Tick, Los Lobos, k.d. Lang, Vanessa Carlton), Fitzsimmons spent a month’s time rebuilding the lost record, with contributions from friends, including Abby Gundersen and Rosie Thomas.

The resulting 11-song album tells the story of a decade-long marriage destroyed and eventually rebuilt from the ground up.

The process and the results are both painful and healing, but also respect the complexity of humans, especially at their worst. This is not an exercise in “good-guy, bad-guy” songwriting; rather an attempt to find empathy, even when people are at their most depraved.

Mission Bell includes songs about betrayal, but also reconciliation and forgiveness.  Choosing to go deeper than mere absolutism and fate, these are stories of people doing their best, but still managing to often destroy each other in the process.

ADMISSION INFO

General Admission – $25
First 3 Rows (Reserved Seating) – $35.00

Plus fees, Ages 21+

Contact: 415.892.6200

Email: hello@hopmonk.com

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Additional time info:

DOORS: 7:00 pm | SHOW: 8:00 pm

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HopMonk Tavern Novato

224 Vintage Way, Novato, CA 94945

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