Rosie Thomas' A Very Rosie Christmas Spectacular! with appearances by William Fitzsimmons, Dawn Landes, Angel Snow, and Sheila Saputo

Thu Dec 13 2018

7:00 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

The Basement

1604 Eighth Ave South Nashville, TN 37203

$15

Ages 21+

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Rosie Thomas' A Very Rosie Christmas Spectacular! with appearances by William Fitzsimmons, Dawn Landes, Angel Snow, and Sheila Saputo

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  • Rosie Thomas

    Rosie Thomas

    Alternative Rock

  • William Fitzsimmons

    William Fitzsimmons

    Folk

    Singer-songwriter and music producer William Fitzsimmons’ latest record, Mission Bell is a chronicling of the tumultuous last year of his life, particularly of the separation from his second wife. An initial version of the album was originally recorded in Fitzsimmons’ home studio in the summer of 2017 but was subsequently abandoned during the course of, and as a result of, the separation.

    In 2018 William traveled to Nashville, TN to start recording the album over from square one. Working with producer Adam Landry (Deer Tick, Los Lobos, k.d. Lang, Vanessa Carlton), Fitzsimmons spent a month’s time rebuilding the lost record, with contributions from friends, including Abby Gundersen and Rosie Thomas. The resulting 11-song album tells the story of a decade-long marriage destroyed and eventually rebuilt from the ground up.

    The process and the results are both painful and healing, but also respect the complexity of humans, especially at their worst. This is not an exercise in “good-guy, bad-guy” songwriting; rather an attempt to find empathy, even when people are at their most depraved. Mission Bell includes songs about betrayal, but also reconciliation and forgiveness.  Choosing to go deeper than mere absolutism and fate, these are stories of people doing their best, but still managing to often destroy each other in the process.

    Having to let go of the first version of this record was incredibly strange and something I’ve never done before. But it was the right thing to do.  That record was made at a time when nearly all involved, including myself, were living dishonestly and selfishly and poorly, and it was clear in the results. When I was forced to see the truth of how rotten things had become inside and around me, I deleted every note and every word.  My dear friend and manager, Rishon, connected me with producer Adam Landry, and together the two of us spent weeks upon weeks breathing back life into a project that I thought was lost for good. By the time we finished, I felt like I had reclaimed something that was taken from me and I remain terribly proud of this work as a result,” says Fitzsimmons.

    Sonically, Mission Bell is Fitzsimmons’ first analog tape-centric album. The sounds are raw, real, and tangible. The familiar comforts of acoustic guitars are present but now joined generously by synthesizers, electric guitars, drum loops and violins.  “Cutting to tape was new and honestly rather terrifying to me. There’s no “we’ll fix that in post” kind of shit going on. What you play is what you’re gonna hear on the record. But there’s a specialness you get in a performance when you don’t have a parachute. You either play it like it matters to you or you don’t and I think that comes through so clearly in the recordings.”

    Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Fitzsimmons currently resides in Nashville, TN
  • Dawn Landes

    Dawn Landes

    Folk

  • Angel Snow

    Angel Snow

    Country

    The highest caliber of artistry is often intertwined with the deepest sincerity. As is the case with rising star Angel Snow, whose music is the truest and most honest reflection of her life. Acclaimed star Alison Krauss recognized this rare quality and recorded three songs written by Snow for the deluxe edition of the band’s latest album. Shortly after, Alison introduced Angel Snow to Viktor Krauss. She felt they would have cool creative chemistry and she was right. Viktor and Angel proceeded to meet and write the song 'Lie Awake' which would become the title track to Snow's sophomore record produced by Viktor. After touring the US and UK for Lie Awake, Angel is currently recording a new album with a sound that translates the unique ways her lyrics and voice have evolved. Exploring the deepest sides of human emotion, it is Angel's hope that she might question and touch topics that often go unspoken and in doing so create honest music that provokes an emotional response to which we can all relate. Look for her new music to release in 2015.

  • Sheila Saputo

    Sheila Saputo

    Alternative

Rosie Thomas' A Very Rosie Christmas Spectacular! with appearances by William Fitzsimmons, Dawn Landes, Angel Snow, and Sheila Saputo

Thu Dec 13 2018 7:00 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

The Basement Nashville TN
Rosie Thomas' A Very Rosie Christmas Spectacular! with appearances by William Fitzsimmons, Dawn Landes, Angel Snow, and Sheila Saputo
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$15 Ages 21+