WXPN Welcomes Selwyn Birchwood with special guest Eryn
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With his fiery guitar and lap steel playing, his trailblazing, instantly memorable songs and gritty, unvarnished vocals, Selwyn Birchwood is among the most extraordinary young stars in the blues.
His deep familiarity with blues tradition allows him to bust the genre wide open, adding new sounds, colors and textures, all delivered with a revival tent preacher's fervor and a natural storyteller's charisma. Since the 2014 release of his Alligator Records debut, Don't Call No Ambulance, Birchwood's meteoric rise from playing small Florida clubs to headlining international festival stages is nothing short of phenomenal, as he continues to set the contemporary blues world on fire. The album received the Blues Music Award and Living BluesCritics' Award for Best Debut Album Of 2014, and he won the 2015 Blues Blast Rising Star Award. Selwyn and his band have crisscrossed the U.S. and Europe repeatedly, delivering unforgettable live performances.
With his new album, Pick Your Poison, Birchwood, along with his band — saxophonist Regi Oliver, bassist Huff Wright and drummer Courtney "Big Love" Girlie — takes a major step forward, crafting visionary blues for a new generation of forward - looking fans.
Eryn has developed a reputation as one of the premier up and coming voices on the scene today. Originally from MD and now living in NJ, Eryn's style is heavily influenced by the musical traditions of the south.
Eryn's respect for the traditions of Jazz, Blues and Country fused with her modern Retropop style and brought together by her incredible vocal ability has been said to give even the most hardened critic chills.
She has recorded and shared the stage with artists such as Gregg Allman, Don McClean, Gin Blossoms, Johnny Winter, Robert Cray, Little River Band, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Marsha Ball, Eric Lindell, Sonny Landreth, Steve Ferrone, Bernard Purdy, and many more.
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