Hailing from Oakland, California, three-time Grammy award-winning blues/soul/rock singer-songwriter Fantastic Negrito’s musictranscends from foot stomping blues to a funk stampede. He won the Grammy award for “Best Contemporary Blues Album” for three albums, for The Last Days of Oakland (2016), Please Don’t Be Dead (2019), and Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? (2020), and has now released his extraordinary 2022 album, White Jesus Black Problems. Despite a troubled childhood, a doomed major label deal that briefly put him off music, and a near-fatal car crash, Fantastic Negrito would go on to win the first ever NPR Tiny Desk Contest in 2015, tour with Sturgill Simpson, Chris Cornell, and most recently Bruce Springsteen, collaborate with Sting and E-40, launch his own Storefront Records label, and perform at Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Newport Folk, Byron Bay Blues, and other major festivals. Don’t miss out on Fantastic Negrito and his band’s return to Victoria!
Opening for this evening will be blues singer-songwriter Ndidi O, a two-time Juno-nominated and WCMA “Blues Artist of the Year.”