Patrick Fitzsimmons
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Patrick Fitzsimmons

Bristol, Vermont, United States | INDIE

Bristol, Vermont, United States | INDIE
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter


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"Color in the Dark (2004)"

"Fitzsimmons' third self produced recording, Color in the Dark, is yet another folk/rock gem, clearly the work of a pro." - VPR/All the Traditions w/ Robert Resnik

"Live: The Birthday Shows (2005)"

“I've been following Patrick's music since I first heard the title track from "The Changing," his 2001 release. His smooth voice is perfect for his lyrics, which can be reflective ("you can find if you wish to / Enough love and joy in this old world to see us through" and romantic ("Take me love / Into your warm embrace"). His guitar playing is excellent, and the songs range from soft folk-pop to rhythmic folk-rock. His live shows showcase his warmth as a performer, as well as his musicianship as a singer/songwriter, as evidenced in this live recording.”

- WVKR/Andy Tokash

"Dance (2002)"

"Dance" is perhaps the most beautiful sounding album of the year - poetic lyrics and hauntingly beautiful melodies, while also getting down right funky at times." - Daily Record/Bob Makin

"Color in the Dark (2004)"

"Color in the Dark is a collection of well crafted, well thought out and emotionally heartfelt compositions from a tried and true artist. Patrick Fitzsimmons is a guy with a lot of pure emotion that comes straight from the gut. In today's world of 'anything goes' music, an artist like this is uncommon and a great treasure for those looking for it, as well as listening. The title track really sums it up and you can understand why it was chosen to end the CD, as we get a quick glimpse into the mind of a fantastic singer/songwriter." - Gordon Brown

"Live: The Birthday Shows (2005)"

“Patrick has a wonderful, engaging singing voice that can rise from a sensitive whisper to a loud high wail with a seamless dynamic that makes it sound so easy (but believe me, it ain't easy). One track, "Autumn" sort of reminds me of a Buddy Holly ballad as if sung by John Hall, but that's about as close a comparison I can come up with. "Take Me Love" is another song that pleasantly reminds me of Buddy Holly.
16 of the CD's 17 songs are Fitzsimmons' originals, the only cover being a very nice acoustic rendition of Led Zeppelin's "That's the Way". The sound quality of this live recording is excellent, and the backing accompaniment from cellist Loni Bach, violinist Leena Gilbert, bassist Rob Meehan, pianist Tom Askin, and percussionist Ned Stroh is absolutely perfect. The strings, in particular, are so tasteful and add yet another layer of beauty to what are already some very ear-catching songs.
"Drive" has a nice percussive rhythm, while the opening song, "Come to Me" is as sweet a love song as one will likely hear.
All I can say is - check out this CD.”

- Common Threads/Larry Hoyt

"Color in the Dark (2004)"

"One of Vermont's most gifted singer/songwriters. Patrick writes incredibly touching songs and sings beautifully. I highly recommend checking out his music." - WGDR, Acoustic Harmony w/ Mark Michaelis

"Dance (2002)"

"Fitzsimmons' delicate vocals make him one of the most captivating, if understated songwriters around today." - Mick skidmore/Relix Mag

"The Changing (2001)"

"This man can really sing! The songs are carefully crafted and range from pop/folk anthems to masterful love ballads." - Vermont Public Radio

"So Beautiful So Blue (2008)"

“Patrick has such a melodic gift and crystal clear voice it's hard to believe he was originally known as the drummer with From Good Homes. With this CD, he's definitely found his calling as a singer-songwriter of the first rank.”

- WFUV Sunday Breakfast w John Platt

"So Beautiful So Blue (2008)"

Fitzsimmons is an immensely talented singer. With a shimmering, silken delivery, he is effortlessly emotive. So Beautiful So Blue So Beautiful is exquisitely produced and arranged and reveals a mature songwriter near the peak of his abilities. Fitzsimmons may not possess the jagged edge of the current crop of overwrought indie singer-songwriters, but that’s OK. Wide eyed and heartfelt, his music ably and honestly recalls a simpler period of American pop music. It is retro in the finest, and blissfully un-ironic, sense of the word.
- Seven Days


Hope Is (2012)
So Beautiful So Blue (2008)
LIVE The Birthday Shows (2006)
Color In The Dark (2004)
Dance (2002)
The Changing (2001)



Vermont singer/songwriter, Patrick Fitzsimmons is a 2011 and 2012 Solarfest national songwriting contest finalist and a three time Ploughshares national songwriting contest finalist.  Patrick has just released his sixth CD, Hope Is, which has been getting airplay on radio station's all over the country . Relix Magazine called him, "one of the most captivating songwriters around today" and Seven Days wrote, "Fitzsimmons is an immensely talented singer. With a shimmering, silken delivery, he is effortlessly emotive."

Patrick has shared the stage with some of the acoustic music scene's biggest names including Shawn Colvin, Dar Williams, Roger McGuinn, Ellis Paul and Vance Gilbert.

Fitzsimmons is a founding member of From Good Homes, a roots rock band signed to RCA Records in the mid to late 90's . He began his solo career in 2001 and continues to tour throughout the northeast building a large and loyal following with his soulful, captivating performances.