MP3 Patrick Fitzsimmons - Dance
Strongly influenced by the singer/songwriters of the ''70''s; strong lyrics and great melodies.
11 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Folk Pop, FOLK: Modern Folk
Patrick served his professional music tenure as a member of From Good Homes, a folk/rock band out of New Jersey signed to RCA Records in the late ''90''s. From Good Homes released three recordings for RCA and toured nationally, sharing the stage with Bob Dylan, The Dave Mathews Band, Joan Osborne and Bob Weir''s Rat Dog to name a few. In 1999 the band broke up and Patrick moved to Burlington, Vermont and embarked on a solo career. He has been touring the Northeast, drawing enthusiastically attentive crowds with his soulful, captivating performances. Patrick was the opening act for The Samples 2002 nationwide summer tour, and has opened shows for , Ellis Paul, Vance Gilbert, Steve Forbert, Great Big Sea, Roger McGuinn, & Cliff Eberhardt, as well as being a featured performer at the Ben and Jerry''s One World One Heart Festival.
In April of 2001 Patrick released his first full length CD, The Changing, on his own Itz Fitz Music label. The Changing has received wonderful reviews and was voted as one of the top 5 Vermont releases in 2001 by Seven Days magazine. Robert Resnik of Vermont Public Radio raved, "This man can really sing! The songs are carefully crafted and range from pop/folk anthems to a number of masterful love ballads." And the Burlington Free Press wrote, "The music is haunting and beautiful...very well thought out and put together."
Patrick has recently released his second CD, Dance. Early praise comes from Relix Magazine, "Dance is a remarkable album of beautiful and thought provoking songs. Fitzsimmons'' heartfelt and often rhythmic songs are the focal point.... His delicate vocals make him one of the most captivating, if understated, songwriters around today." And New Jersey''s Daily Record, " Perhaps the most beautiful sounding album of the year ...poetic lyrics, hauntingly beautiful melodies, while also getting down right funky at times." Amazingly, Dance was financed by pre orders from Patrick''s fans.