Selwyn Birchwood
Phone: (704) 358-4777
Website: https://www.selwynbirchwood.com
Performance Time: SAT Jn 15: 4:30-6pm; SAT Jan 29: 2:30-4pm; SAT March 4: 2:30-4pm; FRI April 22: 6:30-8pm;

Selwyn Birchwood:  guitar, lead vocals

Regi Oliver:  baritone sax

 

GENRES:  Electric Swamp Funkin’ Blues

 

Groundbreaking young blues visionary Selwyn Birchwood calls his original music “electric swamp funkin’ blues,” defined by raw and soulful musicianship played with fire-and-brimstone fervor. His gritty, unvarnished vocals draw his audience deep inside his unforgettable tales of love, passion, pain and pleasure.  Complementing Selwyn’s electrifying guitar and lap steel playing, the other featured instrument is Regi Oliver’s driving baritone sax. The group is rounded out by bass, drums and, for the first time, keyboards.

Wanting to capture the power of the now larger band, Birchwood wrote and arranged 13 songs. From the rocking opener “I’d Climb Mountains” to the sweet soul of “She’s A Dime” and “One More Time” to the hair-raising “Revelation, Living in a Burning House” the album features some of the most poignant writing on today’s blues scene. Birchwood’s voice and vision are clear, his sound is edgy and compelling, and his stories are memorable and lasting.

According to Birchwood, “I tell my stories in my own way, with my own voice. You won’t ever hear me on stage telling someone else's story. Muddy Waters, B.B. King and John Lee Hooker all told their own stories. That’s what I’m doing.  I write and sing what I know.”