If you haven’t yet heard the soulful, bluesy sound of Oakland’s Fantastic Negrito — well, then you’ve been denying your ears a true treat. We’re thrilled to have Fantastic Negrito (a.k.a. Xavier Dphrepaulezz) join the Summer Cut stage this year. And in our eagerness for it to be Saturday already, we thought we’d share our 4 favorite videos from the NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest winner.
Enjoy. And see you at Summer Cut.
1. This raw, acoustic rendition of “An Honest Man” filmed on the streets of Oakland:
2. This bluesy gem:
3. His first, of what is sure to be many, NPR Tiny Desk Concert(s):
4. And of course, the video that started it all – his winning entry for the NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest:
(You had us at the play button.)
See Fantastic Negrito on Saturday, August 29 at Summer Cut along with the rest of our stellar lineup including Belle and Sebastian, Sarah Jaffe, Israel Nash and more. Ticket info HERE.