“Rescue Your Heart” by Gerardo Meza | Sonata Sessions

[Editor’s Note: Sonata Sessions are produced independent of HearNebraska.org by Nickolai Hammar, and we’re proud to premiere them. Enjoy.]

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When Gerardo Meza’s throat sounds the first vowels of “Rescue Your Heart,” you know he’s in his natural habitat.

The cool, early autumn air of the songwriter’s Lincoln backyard blows against his rough and powerful voice, heartily matching the folk tradition his music so often exudes.

Meza released “Rescue Your Heart” on his SoundCloud over the weekend, along with 20 other demo songs. Though they’re his first public releases, the Mezcal Brothers frontman says a proper solo LP is still forthcoming.

The video below is the first in a series from Nickolai Hammar, a Hear Nebraska contributor and former multimedia intern. Expect to see another acoustic, single-camera edition next week.

Now, here’s Gerardo Meza: