SELWYN BIRCHWOOD New Southern blues guitar phenom
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Selwyn Birchwood continuously wows audiences with high-energy performances rooted deeply in the traditions of the blues greats. Selwyn took top honors at the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN, winning the band competition and also taking home the prestigous Albert King Award for "Best Guitarist" in the competition finals. Selwyn got his start with Texas blues legend Sonny Rhodes touring throughout the U.S. and Canada at the age of 19. Drummer Curtis Nutall traveled internationally with The Blind Boys of Alabama and Joe Louis Walker. Bass player Huff Wright and saxophonist Regi Oliver spent time backing several notable blues artists including Lucky Peterson.
When & Where
B.B. King Blues Club
Conveniently located in the heart of Times Square near Penn Station and Port Authority, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill offers music fans a unique experience. Owned by the Bensusan Family, proprietors of the world renowned Blue Note Jazz Club, the club features world-class musical talent and consists of two distinct spaces: the Showcase Room & Lucille’s Grill.
The breathtaking main space is classical in form and spirit: two-tiered, horseshoe-shaped seating (booths & tables) centered around a 30-foot stage presents up close and personal views of all performances. The 40-foot bar is a haven for the reserved listener. The atmosphere is enhanced with two 8-foot big video screens on either side of the stage.