Our excitement has been growing for months as Rich Ruoff – the director of The Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival – has slowly revealed the lineup for the February 26-28 music festival in downtown Lancaster. Roots and Blues – now in its third year – features more than 70 local and nationally touring bands. With so many bands to check out in three days, you obviously won’t be able to catch them all, but over the next couple weeks, we’ll be highlighting a few bands you should make sure to see.
On his debut record Don’t Call No Ambulance, Selwyn Birchwood manages the rare blues feat of covering no classics and yet still capturing the distinct feeling of the blues. Channeling guitar heroes like Albert King and Buddy Guy, Birchwood puts his heart and soul into each fiery note.
An award-winning guitarist and true road warrior at the age of 29, the Florida-born musician has been honing his craft for sixteen years. In 2015, Birchwood won a “Best New Artist Album” Blues Music award for Don’t Call No Ambulance.
Birchwood performs two sets during the festival – a late night set from midnight-1:30 a.m. on Saturday night followed by a 4:45 p.m. afternoon set at the Lancaster County Convention Center on Sunday, February 28. Order tickets here or call 1-800-838-3006
Selwyn Birchwood-“Don’t Call No Ambulance”
Who are you looking forward to seeing at the Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival?