The Fantastic Negrito will play the Cohoes Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 13. Albany’s Bryan Thomas will open the show.
Hailing from the Bay Area, the Fantastic Negrito is a blues-oriented musician who has seen a lot of trouble in his life. He considers his current musical endeavor the third incarnation of his life. After getting caught up with some trouble on the streets of Oakland that ended in a near-death encounter with a masked gunman, he moved to Los Angeles where he got his first record deal that turned out to be disastrous. He quit music, and then, in 2000, he was in a near-fatal car accident. Following his recovery and the birth of his son, he turned back to writing music as the Fantastic Negrito. In 2015, he won NPR’s inaugural Tiny Desk Concert Contest and, subsequently, received critical acclaim for his self-titled EP.
Fantastic Negrito will be at the Cohoes Music Hall on Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $32 or $26. The show will kick off with Albany-based soul rocker Bryan Thomas.