Ian Fitzgerald

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Ian Fitzgerald is a folk singer and songwriter. Based in New England, Ian has toured throughout the United States. Ian has independently released four albums of original material and has become known for his storytelling and skillful use of language. In their review of his latest album, No Time To Be Tender [2013], Performer Magazine called Ian “a polished songsmith who is high atop a field of great artists breaking through to festival and folk concerts throughout the States.”

Ian has opened shows for Iris DeMent; Willy Mason; Mark Erelli; Tracy Grammer; The Ballroom Thieves; Joe Fletcher; Tall Tall Trees; Vandaveer; Ark Life; Parsonsfield; and Freedy Johnston, among others, and has shared bills with the likes of Haunt The House; Christopher Paul Stelling; Ron Gallo; and Jonah Tolchin. Ian has also performed at a number of festivals and notable venues including: the 2015 Newport Folk Festival; All Newport’s Eve (the official kickoff show for the 2014 Newport Folk Festival); NXNE; the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase; the Brown University Folk Festival; the In The Dead of Winter Festival; the Columbus Theatre; World Cafe Live at the Queen; and Infinity Music Hall.

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  • Last night I played in a special space, for a wonderful crowd, with an old friend. This must be my lucky weekend, because I’m doubling down and playing tonight in a special space (The Pump House in Wakefield, RI), for a wonderful crowd, with a new friend (Kate Mick). The part about tonight’s crowd being wonderful is an educated guess based on every time I’ve played at the Pump House before. I hope you’ll join me there tonight and prove me right. Doors open at 7pm; music starts at 7:30pm. (photo by @mrcrit) #Wakefield #RhodeIsland #folkmusic
  • This photo was taken 20 or 30 years ago at a place called The Forge in Stonington, CT after the four men you see here had just completed a musical performance. Naturally, when asked to smile for the camera, we each looked in wildly different directions, as was the style of the day. The gentleman on the far left, one Shea Vaccaro, went on to found a band called The Ol’ Factory, a name of which part of me remains jealous to this day. The lovable scamp on the far right, James Maple, now creates fine leather goods in The Forge when he is not out traveling the world as a celebrated musician and bon vivant. The ragamuffin to my right is Will Houlihan, a.k.a Billy Fingerless Gloves, a.k.a Haunt The House. By some cosmic coincidence/joke, he and I will find ourselves back in The Forge tonight to play what I believe to be the first show there since the one that immediately preceded this photograph. James will host. Shea is invited. You’re invited, too. We start at 7pm. (photo by Bill Johnson) #Stonington #Connecticut #folkmusic
  • This is a heck of a poster for a heck of a show, both of which were put together by Jen Long (@accordionprincess). All the information you need is right there, but most importantly: it’s Thursday evening at The Parlour in Providence, RI, and all proceeds will be donated to the Pediatric Heart Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. So come hear each of these acts play a couple of songs to ease us gracefully away from Valentine’s Day. See you there. #Providence #lovehangover #benefitshow #charity #folkmusic

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