Rock and roll made in North Carolina

In early 2021, Gerry Stanek began to write the songs that make up Heart in Peril: authentic roots rock with smart lyrics and what can only be called kinetic energy, the same type of energy that lives in the music he studies obsessively—Rockpile, Elvis Costello, JD McPherson—records with a clearly defined attitude that remains, somehow, intangible.  As a fan and obsessive listener, Gerry Stanek craved music that lived in that same neighborhood. He says, “The only answer, at least for me, was to make my own songs, to see if I could capture that thing I love so much.”


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