The Selwyn Birchwood Blues Band
Friday, February 7 at 8pm, Black Box Theatre, Tickets: $25
The Selwyn Birchwood Band has made a significant impact on fans throughout their home state of Florida at clubs and festivals alike as they have continuously wowed audiences with their high-energy performances rooted deeply in the traditions of the blues greats. They have garnered many accolades along the way. Most recently, the band took top honors at the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. This win placed them 1st out of over 240 bands from around the world. In addition, Selwyn won the Albert King Award for “Best Guitarist” in the competition finals.
They have also consistently found themselves alongside the best in the business as they have opened for the likes of Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, John Lee Hooker Jr., and Joe Louis Walker, among many other international acts in recent years.
“Selwyn Birchwood’s cutting leads draw blood like razor-edged sawgrass. That’s only appropriate for a Sunshine State native, who titled his 2011 debut recording FL Boy.”
-Jazz Blues Florida Magazine