By 7:30 p.m. Monday night, the parking lot of Wire Road Studios was already full. Two men were standing outside, helping latecomers find parking nearby. Inside, a few dozen people congregated in the kitchen, mixing drinks and chatting among themselves. Out back, a larger crowd had gathered around a few coolers, a pot of crayfish and a grill.
Photos by Marco Torres Nick Greer (center) and his biggest fans, sister Jessica Greer (left) and mom Tina Greer
Standing behind the grill, flipping chicken breasts and sausage links, was Nick Greer, the man of the evening, smiling ear to ear. He happily greeted friends and fans as they arrived, bumping elbows while he wiped his hands with a rag.
After a little over an hour of mingling, eating and drinking, attendees were ushered inside, where Greer played a short video before the listening party began. In it, he spoke of the efforts put into making the record. Despite how catchy and accessible every song sounded, Greer spoke of pain and anger being two of the primary emotions rooted in Heart on Fire, the sophomore album from Nick Greer & the G's.