Fantastic Negrito at Cohoes Music Hall

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The musician Fantastic Negrito is set to play a show at the Cohoes Music Hall October 13. Tickets go on sale this Friday via the Palace Theatre box office -- they're $26 and $32.

Fantastic Negrito is Xavier Dphrepaulezz, who has a remarkable story. (This Wired article is a quick overview.) In short: Born in western Massachusetts, grew up in Oakland living the self-described "hustling life", taught himself how to play music, moved to LA and got a major label deal, that situation fizzled, he basically gave up on music, moved back to Oakland, and then started playing music again for his son. Then he won the NPR Tiny Desk contest in 2014 and things took off again from there.

His music a mix of blues and roots. He was just in town recently -- he opened for Chris Cornell at the Palace.

photo: Robbie Welsh

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