Fantastic Negrito – A Boy Named Andrew
Fantastic Negrito - A Boy Named Andrew
(Blackball Universe Records)

Release Date: Out Now

Californian bluesman Fantastic Negrito is rewriting the blues rulebook one page at a time and his new single is a big plot twist. ‘A Boy Named Andrew’ reflects on the musician’s time growing up in foster care and is set to a song that is both stompingly direct and darkly uncertain. The blues structure is slung around the room but Middle-Eastern melodic influences, Fantastic Negrito’s hugely soulful vocal and the kind of musicianship that comes from experience and feel rather than overproduced studio time. There is a darkness in this song that is impossible to ignore but if you stare in to the darkness long enough you’ll start to see the shapes and right there in the centre is the flicker of light. Of hope.

Live Dates:

9th March – The Ritz, San Jose
16th March – Foro Sol, Mexico City
16th-17th March – Vive Latino, Mexico City
14th April – Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst
15th April – Corner Hotel, Richmond
18th-22nd April – Byron Bay Bluesfast, Tyagarah
30th May – Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn
21st-23rd June – Black Deer Festival, Tunbridge Wells
6th July – Blues Paradise, Cognac

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