Nathan and Mandy Tensen-Woolery are the husband and wife duo behind Fitzgerald. Musical collaborators since they were high school lovebirds, the two have been creating music together for more than a decade.
Since the release of 2003’s Light a Match and Burn it Slowly, Fitzgerald have gathered a strong following and praise in the press. Features on Minnesota Public Radio, FOX-TV, and several indie websites and magazines have raised awareness of their unique and appealing sound.
Initially a traditional “indie folk” duo, Fitzgerald’s sound has matured and branched out over time, documented by records that creatively step across the lines between pop/experimental and electro/acoustic. Their deft layering of sounds, atmospheric compositions, and engaging live show have garnered worthy buzz and anticipation for another record.
Their newest effort, Raised by Wolves, captures the band exploring a broader, more orchestrated soundscape while expanding on their trademark harmonies and adept songwriting. Raised by Wolves should help them outrun the indie folk tag with its beautiful tunes that tiptoe and explode.
The record was engineered and co-produced by Darren Jackson (Kid Dakota, Olympic Hopefuls) and Erik Appelwick (Vicious Vicious, Olympic Hopefuls). Drumming virtuoso Martin Dosh (Fog, Dosh) appears as a guest musician. Accompanied on stage by an ever-expanding crew of musicians, Fitzgerald fills out their core sound with laptop, keyboards, organ, clarinet, cello, sleigh bells, and at times, even a small choir.
Nathan Tensen-Woolery - (Voice, guitars, cello, banjo, laptop, melodica)
Mandy Tensen-Woolery - (Voice, casiotone, farfisa, bells, broken vibrophone)
Bicycle - (self-released)- 2000
Songs for Departure (self-relased) - 2001
Raised by Wolves (2024 Records) - 2005
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