When Steve Deasy is not inventing electronic gizmos or ways to make cars run faster, safer, and pollute less, he loves to write and perform music. His inventions have been on the Space Shuttle and on cool cars like the Jaguar S-Type, the Aston Martin Vanquish, and the new Ford GT.
Steve is a multi-instrumentalist, playing piano, guitar, bass, and most other instruments which have strings or a keyboard. His main influences include James Taylor, Eric Clapton, John Lennon, Randy Newman, Jimmy Webb, Richard Thompson, Harry Nilsson, John Lennon, and Michael Peter Smith (the folksinger from Chicago, Illinois, not the Christian pop artist) and too many others to list.
The songs are well crafted, and are best classified as triple A, or Adult Album Alternative. If you are wondering what that means, just think folk, folk/rock, rock/pop, classic rock, blues, and alternative. Steve is a little retro, and so is his music.
While on a high altitude automotive test trip in the mountains of Colorado in 1998, Steve saw a flyer for the Durango Songwriting Expo featuring workshops with Jimmy Webb, one of his favorite songwriters and main influences. Drawn to meet Jimmy and rekindle his interest in music and writing, Steve returned to Durango one month later to attend the expo. He has been writing and improving his craft ever since.
This, his first CD, produced in collaboration with close friend and Pittsburgh-based producer Buddy Hall, is the culmination of those first efforts, but only a beginning. Steve says, "I may be late to the game, but I think this is what I was meant to do. I sincerely hope that my music will entertain people and show them something interesting. I appreciate your support I hope to do this for a long long time."
Listening to this freshman release, we hope so too!