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Selwyn Birchwood, Photo by Paul Natkin, Jacksonville Beach, Mojo Kitchen

Selwyn Birchwood: Florida Native Bares His Feet In The Blues

PLAYING SEPT 22 AT MOJO KITCHEN IN JACKSONVILLE BEACH It’s 90 degrees inside but bluesman Selwyn Birchwood is effortlessly cool. The Florida native is in his hometown of Orlando post Hurricane Irma where he is waiting for the power to be restored, an inconvenience he’s taking in stride with the same down-to-earth appeal that he displays on stage. Birchwood, 32, most often plays in a t-shirt and jeans rocking bare feet and his signature afro. He laughs when asked if his decision to play sans shoes is merely for comfort or a connection to the vibrations of the music. “The …

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