He got his start in the New Jersey punk scene in the early 2000’s. After playing in several punk bands Hernandez decided to change the course to more roots driven music after being influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Johnny Cash. Adding acoustic guitar and harmonica into the mix he set off to start something new. With a new band formed, Hernandez and the band played all over NJ/NYC for 2 years. A band break up in 2010 led to a move to Ft. Lauderdale, FL where he made a living playing mostly dive bars. These bars are where he would grow as a performer and eventually hone in on the sound he was searching for.
After playing the circuit for several years and working on his craft, Hernandez knew Ft. Lauderdale wasn’t permanent. This would be the beginning of Rocky Bottom. He moved to Nashville in 2015 and began working more on his songwriting. Since then he’s put out 3 EP’s and 1 full length album American Man which was praised by Pop Matters, writing it "Shines with authenticity". Currently Rocky Bottom is set to release another full length album "Mr. Nothing" due in 2019. Keep an eye and an ear out for things to come.