William Fitzsimmons To Release ‘Charleroi: Pittsburgh Volume 2’ (Out April 1); Listen To “People Change Their Minds”
February 9, 2016 BY Nettwerk
On April 1, William Fitzsimmons will release Charleroi: Pittsburgh Volume 2, the companion piece to the previously released 7-song mini-album Pittsburgh. Best told in his own words, Fitzsimmons candidly explains the inspiration behind Charleroi.
“Charleroi is the second half of the Pittsburgh story. The Pittsburgh album was about the grandmother I knew. Charleroi is about the one I never did. My father was returned to the hospital as an infant, ill with whooping cough. He was left there for several months as an orphan. Finally, he was adopted by a kind doctor who became his father. Never knowing his birth family it was assumed that mystery would always remain.
In 2015, after over 60 years of wondering and waiting, the family was finally found. Having been mistakenly told that my father died in infancy, he was never sought out by the remainder of his biological family. Sadly, his mother passed away several years before having a chance to ever see her son again. Her name was Thelma and she was my grandmother. She was from Charleroi, Pennsylvania. These songs are about her.”
Partnering with Folk Alley, Fitzsimmons shares “People Change Their Minds,” the first track from Charleroi.
Listen (& Share) The “People Change Their Minds”:
1. People Change Their Minds
2. Hear Your Heart
3. A Part
5. Fare Thee Well
6. Nothing Can Be Changed
Available April 22, a limited edition, deluxe vinyl piece featuring separate cover art will contain both Pittsburgh and Charleroi.