Rock & Pop

Selwyn Birchwood

When: Wed., Aug. 10, 8 p.m. 2016

Often sounding like multiple guitarists working at once, Selwyn Birchwood has been carving a nice name for himself on the blues circuit these past few years. With 2014’s Don’t Call No Ambulance, Birchwood shows off a flair for tight riffs and flashy lead work. He also reels in some great musicians to guest on a number of those tunes (dig the brass on the title track). “Walking in the Lion’s Den” slows things down a bit, with Birchwood’s smoky vocals curling around a late-night lounge bass line, and “Tell Me Why” opens up into a rock ‘n’ roll pastures and heavy-duty percussion. It’s clear that Birchwood has a knack for dynamics, and it’s a real treat to hear him combine that penchant with more traditional blues moves. (Eric Sandy)

Price: $15

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