The American Spirit /  Southern California Folk Rock

The American Spirit

Folk Rock
Southern California

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The American Spirit - "Wait For The Night"...

The American Spirit - "Wait For The Night"

Video by: Phillip Guzman Music by: The American Spirit Song: "Wait For The Night" Record: "Season of Violence \ Or Mourning, Protest, & The Birth of Bishop K...

The American Spirit - Sons & Daughters...

The American Spirit - Sons & Daughters

The American Spirit - Sons & Daughters from Spaces Gabe Strycharz -...

The American Spirit - Hell of a Time [Live]...

The American Spirit - Hell of a Time [Live]

MUSIC: The American Spirit

LOCATION: Lane's Cove

Gloucester, MA


*Videos will be released monthly to begin--- other fun Cape Ann Sessions related stuff to come in the near future!

The Amercian Spirit - Alcohol...

The Amercian Spirit - Alcohol

Filmed in Austin, TX
The American Spirit
"Alcohol" live

The American Spirit - The Last of The Rain...

The American Spirit - The Last of The Rain

The American Spirit performing a solo version of "The Last of The Rain"
Filmed in Austin, TX

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American Spirit 3
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American Spirit 1
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American Spirit 2


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The American Spirit /  Southern California Folk Rock

Bishop Killlborne, aka Gabriel Strycharz, witnessed Pedro the Lion perform their newly released record “Control”. He was given a copy of Jeff Buckley’s “Grace”. A friend told him of a guy named Elliott Smith. These were all spiritual moments. Unlike anything he had experienced. Unlike anything the man behind the pulpit could ever conjure up. And so he, like a born again believer, dug. With his bare hands, he clawed his way out of the grave he was placed in as a child.

He passed religion like a fever to find himself. Running wild like a devil, as though he had escaped a life sentence, a concrete wall and beyond that, woven strands of steel and spirals, on and on. ”Even Jesus will never forgive what you do.” –Dylan

For reasons unknown, Bishop Killborne needs to say something and question everything. To make sense of sadness. To love and be loved. And, to make noise. Gabriel met Adam Morgan in Santa Barbara in 2004 while playing an acoustic set at a wine bar. They collaborated for the years that followed. Just writing and recording, writing and recording, sifting through what seemed to be hundreds of songs, like leaves purged from my weathered frame, lying exposed on the soggy ground. Finding one’s voice can be a sad sight.

They both found themselves living in Austin in 2008, continuing this process of searching and sifting. Then, as circumstance allowed, they met Nick Price in 2011 and formed The American Spirit. They released two EP’s and after a brief hiatus, a relocation west to California, and a sudden burst of inspiration, again they are searching.

What started out as a folk/rock/Americana project is now becoming something more expansive. Bound less by a specific genre but playing more with vocal and rhythmic space. The more The American Spirit write, the closer they get to where they’re supposed to be, however unclear that destination is. All one can hope to do is move forward. And, collectively they will hope to do just that.

Gabriel Strycharz

Vocals, Guitar

Adam Morgan

Bass, BGV

Nick Price


Joel Strycharz


Dan Russell

Date Title Location Type Info
Dec 05, 2014 American Spirit @ The Viper Room W. Hollywood, CA Performance  
Jan 02, 2015 Rolling Indian Austin, TX Performance  
Jan 22, 2015 Viper Room , Performance  
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