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Psycho-therapist cum finger-picking troubadour William Fitzsimmons is one of my favorite singer-songwriters around today for a few reasons. Up there near the top of the list are his extremely mellow yet awesome voice, his technical skill with a guitar—the man can fingerpick like it’s no one’s business—and his deeply honest lyrics; born to two blind parents, Fitzsimmons has a unique way of looking at the world and capturing it’s essence through words rather than sight.

Also near the top of the list are his truly epic beard and the fact that when I met him after a show at the Tin Angel in Philly and started talking about this video and how great his "King of Wishful Thinking" cover was, he asked for my email address and sent me a scan of his hand-written guitar tablature for the song because he’s just that cool of a guy.