SELWYN BIRCHWOOD'S EXORCIST VIDEO TO PREMIERE AT ROOTS MUSIC WEBSITE, THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION
Cinematic Video For New Album's "Fever-Pitched" Head-Turning Title Track Debuts One Day Prior To Full Album Release On June 9, 2023
"Rising blues star Selwyn Birchwood is the real deal. He puts his own fresh spin on the blues, taking the tradition and making it into something new."
"A remarkable, contemporary bluesman...a powerhouse young guitarist and soulful vocalist. A major player...highly recommended."
"No one in blues compares to young Florida-based guitarist Selwyn Birchwood. With the quality of his material, combined with a vibrant stage persona, there’s no need to borrow tunes from the greats who went before him. Lean yet mean and tough…lyrically and musically intense."
One day ahead of the June 9 release of bluesman Selwyn Birchwood's new Alligator album, Exorcist, tastemaker Americana/roots music website The Bluegrass Situation will premiere the new video for the head-spinning title track. This is visionary, contemporary blues written and performed by an endlessly creative, modern-day blues master. Exorcist will be available on purple vinyl LP, CD and at all popular streaming and download sites.
According to Birchwood, who wrote all the songs on Exorcist, as well as produced and directed the new video, "This is a cinematic portrayal of the fever-pitched title track that has been weeks in the making. Wait till you see this!"
The young guitarist, lap steel player, songwriter and vocalist calls his music “Electric Swamp Funkin’ Blues,” an intoxicating mix of deep blues, blistering, psychedelic-tinged rock, booty-shaking funk and sweet Southern soul, played and sung with fire-and-brimstone fervor. Americana music magazine No Depression says, “Selwyn Birchwood reaches back in the blues tradition to launch something out of this world.”
On Exorcist, Birchwood delivers the most far-reaching, musically adventurous album of his career. Recorded in Florida and produced by Grammy Award-winner Tom Hambridge, each of the 13 vividly detailed songs was written and arranged by Birchwood. The soul-baring tracks all hit with lasting rhymes and unexpected rhythms. Each twists its own tale, ranging from the love-gone-wrong Horns Below Her Halo to the love-gone-terrifying Exorcist to the autobiographical Underdog. According to Blues Music Magazine, “Selwyn Birchwood heralds a fresh, exciting new direction in the blues. Toe-tapping, hip-shaking, joyful and inviting…expansive and focused, exploratory and time-honored, but always original.”