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Selwyn Birchwood Band at Earl's Hideaway May 8th

Selwyn Birchwood Band
Selwyn Birchwood Band

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.”

Sun May 8, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Selwyn Birchwood Band
Earl's Hideaway
1405 Indian River Drive
Sebastian, FL

Originally from Alabama, Sister Mary has now been in Florida for 50 years. In 2003, she started volunteering at WFIT during the fund drives. One Saturday, she volunteered during the Saturday Blues show. This led to her helping out with the Playlists on the the Blues Shows. In 2012, she started as the co-Host with Jeanne Kelly on Blues with A Twist . Sister Mary acquired her love for the Blues from her Dad who loved Swing / Jump Blues. Sister Mary has fond memories of doing the jitterbug with her Dad in their living room. According to Sister Mary, the main reason she started volunteering at WFIT was because she loved the blues shows so much. Now, she is able to create her own playlists and really loves doing it. She's also had a wonderful time in helping other WFIT DJs create Playlists for their shows. Since the other WFIT DJs have been doing this for such a long time, it’s wonderful to see them build their Playlists. Sister Mary also enjoys being a roving DJ and having the opportunity to sit in on the other DJ’s shows. If there’s a special Blues song you want to hear, chances are it’s in Sister Mary's library. Send her an email at m_woolley@bellsouth.net and she'll see what she can do for you. Sister Mary thanks you for supporting WFIT, 89.5FM.