Selwyn Birchwood – Exorcist


Selwyn Birchwood - Exorcist

Selwyn Birchwood – Exorcist
Format: CD
Label: Alligator Records
Release: 2023

Release date: June 9, 2023

On his new release, ‘Exorcist’ (his fourth for Alligator and sixth overall), Birchwood delivers the most far-reaching, musically adventurous album of his career

Exorcist was recorded in Florida and produced by Grammy Award-winner Tom Hambridge, with each of the 13 vividly detailed songs written and arranged by Birchwood. The soul-baring tracks all hit with lasting rhymes and unexpected rhythms. Each twists its own tale, ranging from the love-gone-wrong Horns Below Her Halo to the love-gone-terrifying Exorcist to the ripped-from-the-headlines escapades of FLorida Man and Swim At Your Own Risk to the autobiographical Underdog. According to Blues Music Magazine, “Selwyn Birchwood heralds a fresh, exciting new direction in the blues.

Toe-tapping, hip-shaking, joyful and inviting…expansive and focused, exploratory and time-honored, but always original.”


01. Done Cryin’
02. FLorida Man
03. Horns Below Her Halo
04. Underdog
05. Exorcist
06. Lazarus
07. Hopeless Romantic
08. Plenty More To Be Grateful For
09. ILa-View
10. Swim At Your Own Risk
11. Call Me What You Want To
12. My Own Worst Enemy
13. Show Tune

Selwyn Birchwood Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Background Vocals, Bass Guitar on “Underdog” and “Swim At Your Own Risk”
Regi Oliver Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Donald “Huff” Wright Bass Guitar
Byron “Bizzy” Garner Drums, Percussion
Ed Krout Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer, Rhodes
Charlyce Simmons, Vanessa Hawkins, Eric Green Background Vocals

“ILa-View” and “Call Me What You Want To”
Josh Miller Rhythm Guitar
Andrew Gohman Upright Bass
Jim McKaba Piano
Jon Buck Drums

Produced by Tom Hambridge
All songs written and arranged by Selwyn Birchwood

Selwyn Birchwood
credits: Marilyn Stringer