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Album Review: Selwyn Birchwood – Living in a Burning House

Even before the shrink wrap is off Selwyn Birchwood’s third album, it’s telegraphed that the package represents a more serious offering than what has come before. From its title to the photo of the steely-eyed guitarist, Living in a Burning House establishes a vibe miles away from the youthful, smiling Birchwood of his 2014 major-label

Selwyn Birchwood’s Long Road to Overnight Success

Guitarist Selwyn Birchwood’s fourth and latest album, Pick Your Poison is his most fully-realized release yet. Based in the blues idiom, it draws from gospel, soul and r&b as well. “There are a lot of different shades of blue,” he says. “And I like them all.” At 32, Birchwood is already an established journeyman musician.

Three New Album Reviews

Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow and Bobby Previte with Iggy Pop – Loneliness Road File next to: Stooges, Tony Bennett Popular music has seen some unlikely pairings: Bowie and Bing Crosby, Lou Reed and Metallica. And beyond the marquee value of the artists involved, such collaborations don’t always work. On the face of it, a project