Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas return to Chicago in a couple of weeks to play Ruido Fest. The Detroit-based band has been here many times in the last few years, but this festival appearance will hit a bit closer to home. I’ve been a fan since I heard their EP Live At The Magic Bag, but their newest album finds Hernandez reaching back to her roots. Each song on Telephone/Telefono is featured in both English and Spanish.
I ran a feature with Hernandez back in 2013 where she explored her musical influences. You can find that here. I wonder if this list would change at all given the new attention to Latin music. One thing is clear from the two singles the band has released so far-they are still very interested in playing loud and fast.
Ruido Fest features some great Latin bands at Adams/Medill Park in Chicago from July 7th-9th. Go to their website to check out their full lineup.