Topic: Selwyn Birchwood
I got to see Florida native and up-and-comer Selwyn Birchwood last night at a local blues club (only $10, too!). It was a great show. He did some of the standard blues band stuff like get up on the bar and play a long solo walking across the bar. Just a good time all around. The place was as packed as I've ever seen it, which was a good sign for things coming back. I really dug his band, too. Key, baritone sax, bass and drums - they sounded really fun and super tight. The baritone sax was a nice addition you don't hear too often. He's also one of those performers that just exudes gratefulness to be there. He had a big smile on his face from start to finish, he interacted a lot with the audience, and played great. I had heard a few of his tunes before, but wasn't super familiar with his catalog. I listened to his CD on the way home from the club and I really dig it. Blues is one of those genres where, as much as I listen to it, it's definitely better live. Selwyn Birchwood's disc is a great listen.
If you get a chance, check him out if he comes near you.
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