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      Selwyn Birchwood w/ Julie Black – $10/13 in Tampa

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      September 16, 2016

      Friday   8:00 PM

      910 Skipper Road
      Tampa, Florida 33613

      Selwyn Birchwood w/ Julie Black – $10/13

      8pm – $10/13

      Selwyn Birchwood Band (BLUES)

      Selwyn Birchwood, Florida’s rising young blues fireball, is a guitar and lap-steel-playing bundle of pure energy. He delivers his original songs with a revival tent preacher’s fervor and a natural storyteller’s charisma made all the more impactful by his raw, unvarnished vocals. Birchwood plays high-octane blues – at once deeply rooted, funky and up-to-the-minute – with true passion and honest emotion. With his band feeding off his drive and exuberance, the striking 6’3” 29-year-old with his trademark Afro roams the stage (often barefoot), ripping out memorable guitar licks with ease. His ability to win over an audience – any audience – is proven night after night on the bandstand. With his warm, magnetic personality, Birchwood is as down-to-earth as his music is fun, thought-provoking and vital. His mission is to spread his music far and wide, to share his joy, to play his heart out, and to push the blues into the future. “There’s nothing I’d rather be doing than playing the blues,” he says. “And I try to convey that with every song and with every performance.”

      In 2013, Birchwood catapulted from local hero to shooting star. He won the world-renowned International Blues Challenge, beating out 125 other bands from the U.S. and abroad. He also took home the Albert King Guitarist Of The Year Award. It wasn’t long before Alligator Records president Bruce Iglauer offered Birchwood a contract. His debut album, Don’t Call No Ambulance, is a fully realized vision of contemporary blues. Birchwood’s original songs range from raucous romps to hill country stomps, from searing, serious slow blues to modern blues rock. Between his uninhibited sense of fun and adventure and his serious-as-a-heart-attack musicianship, Don’t Call No Ambulance is a window into the future of the blues. “All originals and no filler,” he says of the album. “It’s that genuineness of emotion in the songs that people can hear.”

      Rolling Stone said “Birchwood is a powerhouse player and emotive performer whose work respects blues tradition but could not be more contemporary… Birchwood is a major player.” According to Iglauer, Birchwood is the real deal. “Selwyn Birchwood is a terrific young blues talent with a huge future. He writes smart, infectious, fresh songs and delivers them with a warm, conversational vocal style and a fun-loving attitude. He’s a killer guitarist, switching between a regular six-string and lap steel. Live, he’s a ball of energy, interacting with the audience like they were in his living room. Selwyn is destined to be one of the next stars in the blues world.”


      A kindred spirit of free and fiery souls, songwriter and songstress Julie Black finds inspiration everywhere. Her soulful voice dishes out powerful truth music as her remarkable band of music men (Dave Eichenberger [guitar], Frankie Timpanelli [drums], and Harold Dunn [bass]) masterfully navigate every twist and turn. Julie Black is a critically-acclaimed artist, singer, songwriter, and poet whose personal story is deep, complex, and inspiring. True to the muse, she’s an artist unconfined. Early influences like Solomon Burke and Etta James flavor her sound, as do elements of jazz, soul, gospel, swing, and rock; still she gives a musical experience that is one-of-a-kind. Julie and her band are based in Tampa Bay, and have performed at many of your favorite music festivals including Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Tropical Heatwave, Chasco Fiesta, Southwest Florida Music Festival, Dunedin Wines the Blues, and Clearwater Sea Blues Festival, and on CBS/NBC TV and radio. Her all original albums: Call Me Angel for Blues, You Just Might Win, and Follow the Muse can be found on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, and across radio-waves worldwide. Filled with emotional truth, clarity, and vision, she’s a genuine original with something interesting to say. So listen up, find your message, and feel the music.

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