Selwyn Birchwood – Photo of the Week!
Selwyn Birchwood. A groundbreaking young blues visionary Selwyn Birchwood recently releases his third album “Living In A Burning House” on Alligator Records. Since then, things have been looking up and taking off for this rising musician ever since! Furthermore, this rising guitar and lap steel player calls his original music “electric swamp funkin’ blues.”
Capturing this artist live is Karen I. Hirsch. She’s one of the many photographers at the annual Blues festival. Chicago, Illinois, USA. 9th June 2018.
Also check out the OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO: Selwyn Birchwood-“Freaks Come Out At Night”. Filmed on location at the legendary Bradfordville Blues Club in Tallahassee, FL
Living In A Burning House
Defining his music as raw, soulful musicianship, that you play with fire-and-brimstone fervor. By taking the listeners over the edge. It’s also his gritty vocals, that draws his audience deep inside his unforgettable tales of love. As well as his passion, pain, and pleasure. Also, no other band on the current blues scene is quite like Birchwood’s. In addition to 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 new songs. And brought in famed Grammy Award-winning musician Tom Hambridge to produce. 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, Selwyn Birchwood.
His music is Groundbreaking and features some of the most vividly striking 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. Making him the complete package of the blues!
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