Free Musicians Panel March 19: Funding The Album, with Patrick Fitzsimmons & Joe Adler

Join established artists Joe Adler and Patrick Fitzsimmons (photo, above) for this Musicians For Musicians panel discussion on the topic of getting your music from the studio to your fans - what format is best for you, how to raise the funds to afford traditional recording and manufacturing, the digital options for getting your music out there and more. Plan for an intimate, informal discussion with musicians who have 'been there,' and want to share their wisdom to help you succeed. It's part of the March 19 live concert event & radio, television, & streaming broadcast of Big Heavy World’s weekly ‘Rocket Shop’ local music radio hour, presented by Big Heavy World, Main Street Landing, & RETN. The panel starts at 7pm; live music by Kelly Ravin, then Joshua Glass, starts at 8pm. Main Street Landing’s Black Box Theater. located at 60 Lake Street (map) in Burlington, is accessible; for more information contact Mariah Riggs, (802) 540-3018.

Vermont singer/songwriter, Patrick Fitzsimmons is a 2011 and 2012 Solarfest national songwriting contest finalist and a three time Ploughshares national songwriting contest finalist. Patrick has just released his sixth CD, 'Hope Is,' which has been getting airplay on radio stations all over the country. Relix Magazine called him, "one of the most captivating songwriters around today" and Seven Days wrote, "Fitzsimmons is an immensely talented singer. With a shimmering, silken delivery, he is effortlessly emotive." Patrick has shared the stage with some of the acoustic music scene's biggest names including Shawn Colvin, Dar Williams, Roger McGuinn, Ellis Paul and Vance Gilbert. Fitzsimmons is a founding member of From Good Homes, a roots rock band signed to RCA Records in the mid to late 90's. He began his solo career in 2001 and continues to tour throughout the northeast building a large and loyal following with his soulful, captivating performances.

Burlington, Vermont based singer/songwriter Joe Adler draws on influences that range from the blues, folk, and experimental tendencies of Tom Waits, to the poetic leanings of Leonard Cohen. Adler is known for playing in local groups The Wee Folkestra and The Wind Woods, and has toured the northeast as a solo artist opening for folk troubadour Nathan Moore.  Adler has collaborated on stage live with such notables as Brad Barr (The Slip, The Barr Brothers), Russ Lawton (Trey Anastasio, Soule Monde), Marco Benevento, Yah Yah Abdel-Majid (Sun Ra Arkestra), Craig Myers (Barika, Rubblebucket), and Dave Dreiwitz (Ween).  His debut album, Many Things & Many Scenes, is set to be released in early 2014.