Bill Deasy

Good Things Are Happening

Bill Deasy was the lead singer-songwriter of The Gathering Field, who had a regional hit with the song "Lost in America", from an album by the same name on Atlantic Records in 1996. It was the most requested song on WDVE for six months and was played in heavy rotation.  In 1999 he released his first solo record Spring Lies Waiting.  His big break came when his song “Good Things are Happening” was used as the theme for ABC’s Good Morning America from 2001 through 2004.  Bill has released several solo CD: Good Day No Rain (2003) and Chasing Down A Spark in 2005 on on Bound to Be Records, The Miles in 2007, A Different Kind of Wild in 2008, and Being Normal in 2009.  The song Bill wrote with Nashville-based songwriter Odie Blackmon,"This is My Day,"  is the theme music for the Country Music Television series "Working Class"

Bill has appeared with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp and Patty Griffin. His songs have been recorded by Martina McBride, Billy Ray Cyrus, Howard Jones, Kim Richey, the Clarks and Michael Stanley among many others. Bill Deasy wrote "Learning to Fall" with Odie Blackmon, a song that was recorded by Martina McBride for her album Martina, which sold over one million copies.

Performing Songwriter Magazine says: "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" 

All Music Guide says "Sensitive singer/songwriters are a dime a dozen, but really good ones are a rarity. Bill Deasy is the real deal. In a perfect world, you'd already know this."