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.