Young Readers is the indie folk project of singer/songwriter Jordan Herrera. Herrera released Young Readers’ debut EP Family Trees on March 6th (read my review here).
For more information on Young Readers check out their Facebook, Twitter, BandCamp, and Last.fm pages.
This interview was conducted with Jordan Herrera via email on
March 8th, 2012.
Dave: Young Readers is essentially a solo project. What made you decide to play under that moniker instead of your name?
Jordan Herrera: Young Readers was originally a two-piece. I wrote a few songs with my friend
and we had plans to keep up with the project, but I wasn't able to commit when
I moved to London to go to
school. Now that I'm taking a break the tables have turned, so I decided to see
what I could do with the project myself. Stillwater
Dave: When did you first start playing and writing music?
Dave: You just released your debut EP Family Trees digitally, with plans for a CD release as well. What made you decide to release the EP on CD? Do you have any plans for a vinyl release?
Dave: Most of the songs on Family Trees are you singing with an acoustic guitar, but other instruments are present as well. Did you play all of the instruments on the EP?
Dave: Do you have any specific type of songwriting process? What inspires you to write?
Dave: You are heading out for a regional tour this month. Will this be the first time that you have played outside of
Dave: What are your thoughts on the music scene in
Dave: This is a High Fidelity inspired question. What are your top 5 favorite artists/bands, albums, movies, television shows, books/authors?
Dave: What’s next for the band?
Dave: Any final thoughts?