“He calls to mind Paul Westerberg and many of the finest rock songwriters who mix poetry and drunken bluster, yet somehow sound macho and sensitive at the same time.”
Bill Deasy has toured nationally both as a solo artist and with his band Gathering Field whose hit song “Lost in America” led to a deal with Atlantic Records in the late 1990s.
Bill has also written for other artists including Martina McBride and Billy Ray Cyrus in addition to collaborating on songs with the likes of Howard Jones, the Clarks, Maia Sharp, Odie Blackmon and many others.
Bill’s recording of “Good Things are Happening,” a song he co-wrote on a trip to Nashville, became the long-running theme for Good Morning America. He appeared in the promo spots, strumming his guitar and singing.
In 2006, Bill added “published author” to his list of accomplishments with the release of Ransom Seaborn which went on to win the Golden Needle Award and is currently being adapted for film. Traveling Clothes followed in 2009 and Ghost Tree in 2010.
Bill was included in the book “Pittsburgh Born, Pittsburgh Bred” as one of 500 of the most memorable Pittsburghers from the past 250 years. He lives with his wife and kids (and their new puppy, Gracie) in Oakmont, Pennsylvania where he continues to write and sing and chase down sparks wherever they might lead.