Hailing from Southern California is The American Spirit; a folk rock band comprised of Gabe Strycharz on lead vocals and guitar, Adam Morgan on bass, keys, guitars, and backing vocals, and Nick Price on drums and percussion, the group’s deepest roots reach back to Austin, Texas. It was Austin that set the stage for their last EP, James Street, which was recorded on the street with the same name. With an extensive history of writing and performing together, Strycharz and Morgan met Price around 2005 and from this meeting, The American Spirit was born. With two of the band members now living on the west coast, they have found their place amongst the California music scene.
The American Spirit released their first EP, Spaces, in 2011. Now, with the expected arrival of their first official full-length record in early 2015. The album is expected to explore some darker themes. Based on recent events, "this record was a way in which to process tragedy." Though heavy in content, there is a sense of hope in the delivery.
Finding lyrical influences from the likes of Bob Dylan to David Bazan, and sound influences from a vast number today’s musicians to classic bands such as the Beatles and Elliott Smith. The American Spirit is melody driven, folk rock.