Award-winning young blues star Selwyn Birchwood is forging new directions for the blues. On 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.
With his fiery guitar and lap steel playing, his trailblazing, instantly memorable songs and gritty, unvarnished vocals, 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.
The hard-hitting, cutting-edge songs on PICK YOUR POISON, along with his incendiary live performances, prove without a doubt his status as the blues’ most sensational young talent.
All songs by Selwyn Birchwood, Selwyn Birchwood Music, BMI
Selwyn Birchwood: Guitar, Vocals, Lap Steel Guitar
Regi Oliver: Saxophones, Flute, Background Vocals
Huff Wright: Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Courtney "Big Love" Girlie: Drums, Percussion, Background Vocals
Produced by Selwyn Birchwood
Recorded at Phat Planet Studios, Orlando, FL
Engineered by Aaron Gandia
Assistant engineers: Jay Yerkes & Ed Krout
Mixed by Blaise Barton, Selwyn Birchwood and Bruce Iglauer at Joyride Studio, Chicago, IL
Mastered by Collin Jordan and Bruce Iglauer the The Boiler Room, Chicago, IL
Cover Artwork by Grego Anderson, Mojohand.com
Photos by Paul Natkin
Design by Kevin Niemiec
Executive Producer: Bruce Iglauer
Selwyn Birchwood thanks: I'd like to thank God for granting me the opportunity and ability to follow my dreams and share my music with the world. Thank you to my family for always being there, no matter what. Thank you to my band: Regi Oliver, Huff Wright, and Courtney Girlie, for sticking it out through the good times and bad out on the road to keep the music alive! Thank you to Bruce Iglauer and the team at Alligator Records and thank you Rick Booth and to the team at Intrepid Artists for their endless hard work and support! Thank you to Joe Louis Walker for your encouragement and advice. Thank you to Sonny Rhodes, The Blues Foundation, Betty Fox, Suncoast Blues Society, WMNF, OBBS, Ed Krout and Aaron Gandia at Phat Planet and all of our fans at home and abroad for your help and support throughout this musical journey!
Selwyn Birchwood is booked by Intrepid Artists
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