William Fitzsimmons "Pittsburgh" — Exclusive Live Video Premiere

Today we’re premiering the acoustic video for William Fitzsimmons’ “Pittsburgh.”

The song appears on his upcoming mini-album of the same name, a collection of seven songs about the city where he was born and raised.

This love song opens with a steady strum that leads into Fitzsimmons’ sweet and breathy vocal.

Then it delicately unwinds like a silk thread leading to a lovely and uncertain question mark.

Fitzsimmons shares, ”The word "Pittsburgh," to me, is probably the most loaded word in my entire lexicon. It conjures about a dozen different meanings, a hundred different emotions, and a thousand memories, both terrible and joy-filled. It's a place I still call my hometown, but is never without incredibly mixed emotions when I return. This song and record are about laying to rest that part of home that one is never quite able to get back."

Fitzsimmons credits the gift of music to his mother, and consequently his grandmother. In October 2014, his grandmother passed away and during the three days spent putting her to rest, Pittsburgh was formed. The seven songs are in memoriam to her and in remembrance of the city they shared.

Pittsburgh follows Fitzsimmons’ 2014 full-length Lions (produced by Chris Walla/Death Cab For Cutie), which debuted at #2 on the Top New Artist Albums’ chart, as well as Top 5 on the Folk Albums chart.

Tour Dates:

  • 12-MayMinneapolis, MN @ The Cedar
  • 13-MayMilwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
  • 14-MayChicago, IL @ City Winery
  • 16-MayColumbus, OH @ Woodlands Tavern
  • 17-MayCleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
  • 18-MayMillvale, PA @ Mr Smalls Theatre
  • 20-MayYork, PA @ York Central Market House
  • 21-MayWashington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
  • 23-MayPhiladelphia, PA @ Wold Café Live
  • 24-MayNew York, NY @ City Winery
  • 26-MayBoston, MA @ Café 939
  • 27-MayMontreal, QC @ Petit Campus
  • 28-MayToronto, ON @ Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
  • 29-MayAnn Arbor, MI @ The Blind Pig
  • 30-MayIndianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi
  • 4-JunNashville, TN @ City Winery
  • 5-JunAsheville, NC @ The Mothlight
  • 6-JunCharlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
  • 7-JunAtlanta, GA @ Vinyl
  • 9-JunBirmingham, AL @ The Saturn
  • 10-JunOxford, MS @ Proud Larry's
  • 11-JunNew Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
  • 13-JunHouston, TX @ Fitzgerald's
  • 14-JunAustin, TX @ Stubbs Jr
  • 15-JunDallas, TX @ The Kessler Theater
  • 16-JunLittle Rock, AR @ Juanita's Café & Bar
  • 17-JunSt. Louis, MO @ The Bootleg

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Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to Parade.com, Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network, she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.