Future blues hits London

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Grammy-winner Fantastic Negrito will be headlining the weeklong Future Juke Festival in London tonight.

Xavier Dphrepaulezz aka Fantastic Negrito will be bringing his fiery brand of raucous blues-rock to Dingwalls, Camden tonight (June 1).

This is blues as it always has been – a visceral howl against modern conditions. It’s taking the traditional idiom and applying it to Trump’s America with clarity and passion. Described as one of the best live experiences you can have, he’s also a favourite of US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders – no mean endorsement.

Meanwhilw Eli Paperboy Reed takes to the stage at the 100 Club in Oxford Street on Monday night (June 4). Reed’s soul revivalist songs recall the classic hits of Atlantic, Fame and Stax Records. He’s backed by the 10-piece High & Mighty Brass Band and is supported by one of Britain’s most talented young blues-rock guitarists, Marcus Bonfanti.

Finally performing at the festival next Tuesday (5 June) is Blind Boy Paxton, who plays at the stunning Bush Hall. Paxton revisits early blues and has a eerie knack of reproducing those mysterious sounds from the Delta Blues/Robert Johnson era.

Close your eyes and your at the crossroads with the devil on your tail.

One of his most popular live tracks is When An Ugly Woman Tells You No which is, as the title suggests a pure comedy moment. He’s supported by the up-and-coming UK singer-songwriter Nia Wyn, who has impressed fans and critics alike with her jazz-inflected vocals and her observational, melodic and gritty tunes.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/FutureJukeFestival/

Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/yd6eu2ek