Imagine someone with the poetic skills of Langston Hughes who was able to take those words and sing them like the great blues greats of the past 100 years. You can hear the history, frustration, sorrow, anger and hope all coming through. I can’t imagine a record that’s needed more right now in America. This Album doesn’t need reviewed, it needs felt..so give it a listen and see why Fantastic Negrito is one of the most important Artist in our midst.
from his website:
Fantastic Negrito is a man’s truth told in the form of black roots music. Each song the true story of a musician from Oakland who experienced the highs of a million dollar record deal, the lows of a near fatal car accident that put him in a 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, building bridges to a modern sound with loops and samples of his own live instruments. But the primary element that drives Fantastic Negrito’s music is uncut realness and zero concern for “pop” anything.