Steelspring

Steelspring

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandAmericanaRock

Americana-Rock, with catchy song titles and sing-along refrains.

Biography

“Global Folk-Rock”

That would be one way to describe the musical offerings of Steelspring, an entity under which Chicagoan William Nash writes and performs. Steelspring’s most recent album, Better Living formulated this idea of world music-infused folk-rock, to show the influence of genres from all around the globe, while holding onto somewhat traditional aspects of American and Folk music.

“I’d like to give the listener a global experience. To have them travel the world without leaving home.” Says Nash.

And travel you will! From the Strait of Gibraltar, one can hear Arabic and Moorish characteristics on “We Can Rule The World,” to the wide-open Texas plains with the song “Crickets” and the title track “Better Living.” Steelspring even goes further to take the listener to the hot, sandy beaches of Rio de Janeiro with the Bossa Nova and Latin inspired “Hunger and Thirst.”

Steelspring likes to imagine that this “Global Folk-Rock” is something that echoes the melting pot of American Society: a conglomeration of different cultures and attitudes, put into musical form. And this idea started local, in his city of Chicago, where the different people of the community influenced Steelspring, and what musical tastes they offer.

“The city of Chicago is a great example of cultures and people of different backgrounds thrown together. I’m always inspired and fascinated by the musical aspects I can hear anywhere in this community.” Nash said.

Steelspring keeps this idea of community in mind, when all proceeds from the sale of the album Better Living are donated to the Chicago Food Depository, a non-profit organization feeding the hungry in Chicago.

Lyrics

Crickets

Written By: William Nash

Hear those Crickets, hey little Crickets
Hidin' in the Thicket, won't you dance a jig for me

Hey little Crickets, sittin' under pickets
Hidin' in the Thicket, won't you swing and dance for me

Just Don't say goodnight
Well, I'll sing this song for you
And show you just how happy we can be
Oh, we'll be

Hear those Crickets, hey little Crickets
Hidin' in the Thicket, won't you dance a jig for me

Hey little Crickets, sittin' under pickets
Hidin' in the Thicket, you know I love when you swing so free

Just Don't say goodnight
Well, I'll sing this song for you
You know I won't sing it to sad
Don't say goodbye
'Cuz it'll be a little rock and twang
If that's your thing, I'll sing it again and again

hooo!

Hear those Crickets, hey little Crickets
Hidin' in the Thicket, won't you dance a jig for me

Hey little Crickets, sittin' under pickets
Hidin' in the Thicket, you know I love when you swing so free

Just Don't say goodnight
Well, I'll sing this song for you
You know I can't sing it to sad
Don't say goodbye
'Cuz it'll be a little rock and twang
If that's your thing, I'll sing it again and again
If that's your thing, I'll sing it again and again
Hey, come on

We Can Rule The World

Written By: William Nash

A fist Clenched, it speaks to me
With you feelin' so Uneasy
A shallow sigh, a crack so Sharp
A gentle Touch can only be a Start

A start for something New
'Cause you know I believe in You
Oh because we are Nothing apart
But together we..
Oh together We Can Rule The World

A natural-born Leader
Oh I know, I can see it in your Stance
Show me the Plans, well I'm sure we Can
Slowly dance down in our pillaged land

I want you and I can't Deny
All the Trouble that we can get by
Oh, 'cause we are Nothing apart
But together we..
Oh together We Can Rule The World

Please don't say that it Can't be done
For our Heads and our Hearts will be one
A Force combined with powers Strong
Hand in Hand we stride all along

I want you girl, I'm not Blind
It's only You I've got on my Mind
Oh, 'cause we are Nothing apart
But together we..
Oh together We Can Rule The World

Discography

Better Living- 2007, independent release. April 29, 2007 had radio airplay on WXRT 93.1 FM on the "Local Anesthetic" local Chicago music program with the song "Just Friends."

Set List

All Through The Night
Crickets
Just Friends
Hunger And Thirst
Past sets have been 20 to 30 minutes. Constantly trying out new material.