7PM Doors ✖ Hall ✖ $15-$18 ✖ 18+
Fantastic Negrito is the incarnation of a musician who is reborn after going through a lot of awful shit. In fact, the name Fantastic Negrito represents his third rebirth, literally coming back from death this time. The narrative of this man is as important as the sound because the narrative is the sound. Songs born from a long hard life channeled through black roots music. Slide guitar, drums, piano. Urgent, desperate, edgy. Fantastic Negrito is the story of a man who struggled to “make it”, who “got it”, who lost it all, and somehow managed to find his way back. These are singular songs by a true musician who writes and produces his own work. His songs are his fuel as he continues on the third comeback of his life, at a time when our world is in upheaval
Right before junior high, Mayda locked herself in a cabin in northern MN and taught herself Beatles and Nirvana songs. When returning home, she formed a band with some peers who wrote and played their own songs around the Midwest.
The fact that she continues (and can not seem to stop) writing and performing proves that she is very much made to create music.