Reproduced with permission from the Staten Island Source, 9/23-29/2004 edition.
with Folk Singer
Gary Paul Hermus
Some of the best music can be found in small coffee shops and local
clubs. Whether it's here on Staten Island or another town deep
in the U.S., these venues have housed some of the best hidden
talent and undiscovered artists in the music world today. Performers
like Billy Joel and Bruce Sprinsteen got their start in such
local meeting spots, but local folk artist Gary Paul Hermus is
just happy with his periodic stints at the Perking Latte and Cargo
Cafes, even if it means he may not become the next "American Idol."
At most of his performances, Hermus tells the audience simple tales
of love, laughter and loss; stories anyone can relate to.