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Label: Alligator Records
Manager: Lezlea Ross
Bio: Credited with influencing both Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Guy, Shorty has been electrifying audiences for five decades with his supercharged live shows and his incendiary recordings (beginning in 1957 with a Willie Dixon-produced single on the Cobra label). Through the years, Shorty has performed wit... See Full BioMore Info
Legendary guitarist and vocalist Guitar Shorty is a giant in the blues world. Credited with influencing Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Guy, he's been electrifying audiences for five decades with his supercharged live shows and incendiary recordings. BMA recipient Guitar Shorty has performed with blues and RnB luminaries like Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, B.B. King, Guitar Slim and T-Bone Walker. ”Blistering, modern blues rock, bristles with galvanizing guitar and forceful vocals." – BILLBOARD “Defiant electric blues with piercing intensity and raw venom that’ll leave your ears singed.” – CHICAGO TRIBUNE Rising young high octane blues fireball Selwyn Birchwood gets the party started. He’s a guitar and lap steel playing bundle of pure energy who delivers original songs with a revival tent preacher’s fervor and a natural storyteller’s charisma. His debut album ‘Don’t Call No Ambulance’ is a fully realized vision of contemporary blues. Birchwood plays with “power and precision reminiscent of blues guitar hero Buddy Guy. He is a gritty vocalist [who is] commanding with his axe.” - Tampa Tribune "Watch out for Selwyn Birchwood…a genius revelation and a pleasure. Roaring Fender Strat and down-south lap steel guitar." - Blues Matters "Selwyn Birchwood is making waves, surprising people and defying expectations. Be on the lookout. He revels in the unexpected." - Living Blues