Congrats to our Epiphone GRAMMY winners Fantastic Negrito who won Best Contemporary Blues Album for Please Don’t Be Dead, Leon Bridges for Best Traditional R&B Performance for "Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand," and songwriters Jack Antonoff and Annie Clark for Best Rock Song for St. Vincent’s “Masseduction.” Read our exclusive interview with Fantastic Negrito and check out his favorite Epiphones, the Masterbilt Century Collection and the Inspired by “1966” Century, a one-of-a-kind reissue of the historic all-hollowbody archtop in Aged Gloss Cherry and Aged Gloss Vintage Sunburst featuring a new P-90 PRO™ dog- ear pickup and Wilkinson® Vintage 3-in-a-row machine heads with plastic Ivory buttons.
“I’m not a genius. I'm pulling from this amazing garden, this amazing history that was planted a long, long time ago,” Fantastic Negrito told Epiphone.com. “Everybody got a hold of it. Rural white people got a hold of it, the English, the Irish, James Brown.
So I'm just picking from this amazing, beautiful garden. I don't really know who my audience is, they're all over the map. Which could be a nightmare for the marketing people but that's their problem! I don't care. Let it be what it is. I think it's cool. I'm an optimist. Despite how edgy people think I am, I'm an eternal optimist and that's why I'm here and that's why I still attempt to play instruments with this hand that doesn't move and I'm walking on a cane. This is life that's happening and it's really beautiful.”