It is every musician’s dream to turn on the radio one day and hear his or her song playing over the airwaves. Having recently signed with Richard Gottehrer’s Instant Records, Jessica Hernandez (of Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas) had the pleasure of making this dream come true. The best part? The experience was caught on video and shared with the world on Instagram.
In case you’re unfamiliar with Jessica Hernandez, let me give you a little background. Born and raised on the mean streets of Detroit, she grew up living above her parents’ bakery located in the historic Mexicantown district. Originally, she intended on going into fashion, studying design at Columbia College in Chicago. It wasn’t long before she fell into the music crowd at school. Ultimately, she decided it would be best to pursue her music career back home in Detroit, dropping out after her sophomore year. She was able to quickly establish herself in the local scene by opening a new venue, “The Bakery Loft,” in addition to establishing the Detroit Soup meal program, intended to help burgeoning local artists fund their projects. After a few solo performances, The Deltas were “accidentally” (Jessica’s words) formed.
In just a few short years, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas have climbed up the musical ranks in Jessica’s hometown of the D, and recently brought their mad skills to SXSW and Bonnaroo Music Festival, with well-received performances. Ever since they caught the attention The Orchard’s Co-Founder Richard Gottehrer, it was love; she announced her affiliation with Instant Records just a few short days ago. Her first album, Demons EP, drops on 11/12/13. In the meantime, here’s a treat courtesy of Rolling Stone.