Selwyn Birchwood's WHYY-TV ON TOUR Performance Now Available Online
[10/30/2017] “A remarkable contemporary bluesman...a powerhouse young guitarist and soulful vocalist. A major player...highly recommended.” –Rolling Stone
Guitarist, songwriter and vocalist Selwyn Birchwood was recently featured on On Tour, the Emmy Award-winning live music performance program produced by Philadelphia Public Television station WHYY-TV. The show, featuring live versions of songs from Birchwood's new album, Pick Your Poison, along with insightful interview segments, first aired in the greater Philadelphia region on Thursday, October 26.
On Pick Your Poison, Birchwood, along with his band—saxophonist Regi Oliver, bassist Huff Wright and drummer Courtney “Big Love” Girlie has taken a major step forward, crafting visionary blues for a new generation of forward-looking fans. The Wall Street Journal says Birchwood is "a skilled, energetic and original artist...His songwriting is observant, clever and pointed. His guitar fluency generates new licks and rhythmic surprises. Expectations have been high for Mr. Birchwood—and he lives up to them here."
Birchwood's blistering instrumental skills, his trailblazing, instantly memorable songs and his gritty, unvarnished vocals place him among the brightest young stars in the blues. His deep understanding of the blues tradition allows him to bust the genre wide open, adding new sounds, colors and textures, all delivered with a revival tent preacher’s fervor and a natural storyteller’s charisma.The Washington Post calls Birchwood a “tough, indelibly modern next generation bluesman.”
Birchwood and his band continue to perform across the US, playing over 100 shows a year. His current tour schedule can be found here.
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