Performing 1/23 @ 4:00
Fantastic Negrito is a man’s truth told in the form of black roots music. Each song is a real story about a musician who experienced the highs of a million dollar record deal, the lows of a near fatal car accident that put him in a four-week coma, and is now in the phase of rebirth despite his playing hand being mangled. Negrito’s music emphasizes rawness and space. Slide guitar, drums, piano. Rather than update the Delta Blues, Fantastic Negrito leaves the original sounds of Lead Belly and Skip James intact, His album The Last Days of Oakland is nominated for “Best Contemporary Blues Album” at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.
“The Last Days Of Oakland is among the rawest pieces of music—sonically and emotionally—you’ll hear all year. But it’s also the work of a craftsman, full of subtlety and sophistication, along with the kind of scars that only a survivor can flaunt.” - NPR Music
Fantastic Negrito on the web