Like all great bands, Fitzgerald came together in a musty basement permeated by stale beer and cigarette smoke.
The band's foundations are really quite self-evident: keep it honest, keep it simple, keep it rockin', and people will respond.
And people have. In just a year together, the band has gone from playing primarily small shows with friends in attendance, to playing packed clubs in major Iowa markets like The Reverb in Waterloo and the Blue Moose Tap House in Iowa City.
In March 2010, Fitzgerald showcased at the Red Gorilla Music Festival in Austin, TX, during the busiest and biggest event in the business, South by Southwest.
Fitzgerald's debut album, Nothing Left But The Leaving, was cut entirely live on the floor at Catamount Recording in Cedar Falls, IA, in just 12 hours. Frontman Matthew Brewer explained the choice to make the album in such a fashion by simply stating, "That's the way all of my favorite albums were made. It's the way almost all of the greatest records in rock n roll were made. It's just the way we cut our teeth."
Fitzgerald is taking a stab at sonic experimentation with their second album. Recording at home in Maynard, rather than in a rented studio space, has freed the band up to try anything and everything they want. There is no timetable for the album's release.
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