Selwyn BirchwoodDoors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8pm
Selwyn Birchwood, Floridas rising young blues fireball, is a guitar and lap-steel-playing bundle of pure energy. He delivers his original songs with a revival tent preachers fervor and a natural storytellers charisma made all the more impactful by his raw, unvarnished vocals. Birchwood plays high-octane blues at once deeply rooted, funky and up-to-the-minute with true passion and honest emotion. With his band feeding off his drive and exuberance, the striking 63 29-year-old with his trademark Afro roams the stage (often barefoot), ripping out memorable guitar licks with ease. His ability to win over an audience any audience is proven night after night on the bandstand. With his warm, magnetic personality, Birchwood is as down-to-earth as his music is fun, thought-provoking and vital. His mission is to spread his music far and wide, to share his joy, to play his heart out, and to push the blues into the future. Theres nothing Id rather be doing than playing the blues, he says. And I try to convey that with every song and with every performance.
$10 advance, $12 door.