William Fitzsimmons Plays Tonight at the Cactus Cafe
William Fitzsimmons basically grew up surrounded by sound.
Sound was essential. This was how his family communicated with one another, since both his parents were blind. It was an extraordinary existence filled with all sorts of music, instruments, singing and stories, constantly resonating throughout the house. Fitzsimmons developed a deep appreciation for musical foundations, their styles and textures, and the way these could evoke emotions that mere words couldn’t begin to describe.
When he was older, he pursued a career in mental health in graduate school and worked with the mentally ill. During that time, he managed to save all the money he could to buy recording equipment. Music was, after all, his first love, and something he felt was a part of him. He eventually became a practicing therapist, but put that job aside to continue his songwriting. This is where he is today.
Fitzsimmons’ work is, quite frankly, absolutely beautiful and breathtaking You can see him perform live tonight at the Cactus Cafe, 2247 Guadalupe (24th & Guadalupe), in the Texas Union on the UT campus. The show starts at 8:30 p.m.