Mike Deasy

Jan 01, 1995
Jan 01, 1987
Jan 01, 1973

Mike Deasy is listed in the credits for the following albums:

Year Artist Album Role
1973 Mike Deasy Letters To My Head Vocals, Guitars, Mandolin, Sitar, Banjo, bass, Alto Sax, Piano, Songwriter
1973 Barry McGuire Seeds Guitars, Guitar Solos, Songwriter
1974 Barry McGuire Lighten Up Guitars, Banjo, Guitar Solos
1974 2nd Chapter of Acts With Footnotes Guitar
1976 Mike and Kathie Deasy Wings Of An Eagle Vocals, Guitars, Background Vocals, Songwriter
1976 Annie Herring Kids of the Kingdom Guitar, Bass
1976 Barry McGuire C'mon Along Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Background Vocals
1976 Annie Herring Through a Child's Eyes Acoustic and Electric Guitars
1977 Janny Grein Covenant Woman Guitars, Backup Vocals, Songwriter
1977 Barry McGuire Have You Heard Guitars, Mandolin, Dobro, Background Vocals, Songwriter
1978 Janny Grein He Made Me Worthy Guitars, Background Vocals
1978 Annie Herring Kids Of The Kingdom - Follow The Leader Songwriter, Guitars
1978 Barry McGuire Cosmic Cowboy Songwriter, Arrangements, Guitars, Background Vocals
1978 Keith Green No Compromise Electric & Acoustic Guitars
1979 Scott Wesley Brown One Step Closer Guitars
1981 2nd Chapter of Acts Encores Guitar
1983 Phil Driscoll Covenant Children Songwriter, Guitar
1987 Mike Deasy Wings Of Praise Vocals, Guitars, Background Vocals, Songwriter
1994 Mike and Kathie Deasy True Love Vocals, Guitars, Background Vocals, Songwriter, Producer, Music and Vocal Arrangements
1995 Mike Deasy Guitar Gold Producer, Vocals, Guitars, Background Vocals, Songwriter

Mike Deasy was born in the Los Angeles area just at the right time. He grew up as the southern California area started it's boom and was in his teens when he got called upon to use his extreme talent on guitar for the rising stars of the day who were creating a new genre of music: rock and roll. He was there in the beginning, backing up notables such as Ricky Nelson, The Everly Brothers, Duane Eddy, Eddie Cochran and Richie Valens. As the 50s melted into the 60s, Mike was drafted into the exploding music studio scene, where he became a first call guitarist to the stars. These musical legends included Elvis, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Simon and Garfunkel, The Jackson 5, Diana Ross, Billy Joel, The Turtles, The Association, The Mamas & The Papas, Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra and hundreds more.

But as was the case with too many, fame brought fortune, and money lead to excesses, including drug abuse. Deasy came close to death several times and in his search for help and an answer, found himself going forward when the invitation was given at the 1969 Billy Graham crusade in Los Angeles. Though the road was not easy the next few years, he found himself yet again at the forefront of another musical revolution.

During this "Jesus Movement" that was setting the Christian world on fire. This style of Gospel music took off immediately amoung the righteous youth and the search for singers and players was on, resulting in such early CCM pioneers as 2nd Chapter of Acts, Barry McGuire, Andrae Crouch and the Disciples, Keith Green, Larry Norman, Janny Grein, Scott Wesley Brown and Phil Driscoll, all of whom Mike recorded with and sometimes toured. Since then, Mike Deasy has played guitar and sang on, written songs for and produced many Christian albums. He's toured around the world many times with his message of hope.

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Last Edited by admin - 07-January-2016
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