Selwyn Birchwood and Gloria West play Skipper’s Smokehouse in Tampa

A rare chance to see the two artists on the same bill.

Selwyn Birchwood, who plays Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa, Florida on August 17, 2019. - Photo by Andy Warrener
Photo by Andy Warrener
Selwyn Birchwood, who plays Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa, Florida on August 17, 2019.


We say it every time: a Selwyn Birchwood show isn’t a rare occurrence in Tampa Bay (we’re lucky to be the hometown of this gravel-voiced, national blues scene favorite). You don’t get a lot of chances, however, to see the always-smiling Birchwood play his special brand of funky swamp-swimmin’ blues both underneath the Skipperdome and on a bill with throwback jazz singer Gloria West.

Selwyn Birchwood w/Gloria West & the Gents. Sat. Aug. 17, 8 p.m. $10-$13. Skipper’s Smokehouse, Tampa. skipperssmokehouse.com.

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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