Where:Surf Stage presented by Verizon
The music business would lead you to believe that everything this man is doing is impossible. You're too old. You don't fit a genre. Rock is dead. And people won't want to say the name Fantastic Negrito.
Fantastic Negrito is a man's truth told in the form of black roots music Each song is a real story about a musician from Oakland who experienced the highs of a million dollar record deal, the lows of a near fatal car accident that left him in a coma, and is now in the midst of a rebirth that took him from the streets of Oakland to the Grammy stage. On the way he won the NPR Tiny Desk Contest and toured the world with artists like Chris Cornell, Temple of the Dog and Sturgill Simpson.
June 15 marks the release of Fantastic Negrito's heavily anticipated new release Please Don't Be Dead, the follow up to his 2017 Grammy winning debut album The Last Days of Oakland. "The last album was more observational," says Negrito. "On this one I'm bringing the fight."
When you listen to Negrito, you're invited to hear the story of life after destruction. For anyone who ever felt like it was over yet hoped it wasn't, this is your music.