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Music from High Cotton: Selwyn Birchwood (2022)

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Paul Natkin
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The rising guitar and lap steel player calls his original music “electric swamp funkin’
blues,” defined by raw and soulful musicianship played with fire-and-brimstone fervor. His gritty, unvarnished vocals draw his audience deep inside his unforgettable tales of love, passion, pain and pleasure.
No other band on the current blues scene is built quite like Birchwood’s. In addition to Selwyn’s electrifying guitar and lap steel playing, the other featured instrument is Regi Oliver’s driving baritone sax. The group is rounded out by bass, drums and, for the first time, keyboards.

Selwyn Birchwood appeared at High Cotton Music Hall in Hartwell, Georgia on April 28, 2022.

Jimmy Sanders has been general manager of WUGA since 2011. He has worked in broadcasting for over 40 years and has produced news, documentary, music, sports and special events programs for radio and television. Jimmy is a graduate of Grady College.