Retro Psych-Country Rock n Roll band from Norfolk, VA
Frederick the Younger’s story begins when Jenni moved to Louisville in 2011 and met Aaron Craker (guitar + keyboard), who was performing under the name Dr Vitamin. They instantly bonded over their affection for Elliott Smith and The Beatles, and Cracker’s knack for acute song arrangements. In 2014 Jenni, Aaron and Matt Kohorst (bass) ventured into the studio to record the initial batch of Frederick the Younger demos.
Flash forward to the summer of 2015 when they met John Barrera, and fell in love with his vintage Fender Mustang guitar sound. Later that summer they were introduced to Dave Givan, who had returned home from playing drums with Jim James (My Morning Jacket) on James’ solo tour… that’s when Frederick the Younger was truly born. It didn’t take long for them to develop a reputation for putting on explosive live shows around the region.
Their debut EP was released July, 2016 and they just finished recording their first full length record “Human Child,” which is set to be released on Feb. 3 2017.
Cincinnati songwriter Jay Madera writes songs driven by his crafted, self-aware lyrics and his versatile musical styling with a finger on the pulse of the salient social and political themes of our time.