July 14, 15, & 16 2023 Words and Photos by Joel Shover

Selwyn Birchwood is an extraordinary talent who brings a captivating and electrifying presence to the stage. His unique blend of blues and charismatic style leaves audiences in awe. From his legendary attitude to his infectious smile, Selwyn Birchwood truly embodies what it means to be a visionary bluesman.

And let us not forget the incredible musicians that accompany him on this musical journey – Regi Oliver on the baritone sax, “Bizzy” Garner on the drum kit, “Huff” Wright on the bass guitar, and Michael Hensley on keyboards. Together, they create a sonic experience that is simply unforgettable. Selwyn Birchwood is an artist who knows how to leave an impression with his exceptional guitar talent and undeniable stage presence.

Not only did he treat us to songs from his previous albums, such as “Freaks Come Out at Night” and “Don’t Call No Ambulance,” but he also introduced us to his new material, including the powerful tracks “Exorcist” and “Florida Man.” It comes as no surprise that Selwyn Birchwood has claimed the number one spot on the Billboard blues charts.

If you are looking for a visionary bluesman who knows how to deliver an unforgettable performance, Selwyn Birchwood is your guy. His music will move your soul and leave you craving more. Do not miss experiencing this extraordinary artist firsthand!

I had the incredible opportunity to witness his mesmerizing performance at the legendary Chan’s in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on Friday, July 14th. From there, he embarked on a journey to the renowned North Atlantic Blues Festival in Rockland, Maine before gracing us with his presence at an intimate show at the historic Norwich Arts Center in rain-soaked Connecticut.

What hugely impressed me about Selwyn Birchwood is his dedication to his craft. Despite the long trek and unpredictable weather conditions, he delivered an intimate and unforgettable show at the historic Norwich Arts Center in Connecticut. His ability to connect with the audience on such a personal level left an impression on both the fans and the ghosts.

Selwyn Birchwood is an absolute force to be reckoned with in the world of blues music. His album, Exorcist, has rightfully claimed the number one spot on the Billboard Blues Charts. Birchwood’s unparalleled talent and passion for his craft shine through every note he plays. With his Gibson guitars and a record label like Alligator Records backing him up, it is no wonder he continues to blaze new trails in the blues game. If you have the opportunity, make sure to catch Selwyn Birchwood live at the legendary Buckingham Blues Bar in Buckingham, Florida on August 12th. I guarantee it will be a night to remember!

Follow Selwyn Here; https://www.selwynbirchwood.com/

Chan’s Eggroll & Jazz; http://www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com/index.html

North Atlantic Blues Festival; https://www.northatlanticbluesfestival.com/

Norwich Arts Center; https://www.norwicharts.org/

Buckingham Blues Bar; https://www.buckinghambar.com/

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Photos by https://www.facebook.com/joelshoverphotography/

See the gallery of photos from this run here.

Selwyn Birchwood with John Chan.
in Norwich CT

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