ST. PETERSBURG – Blues fans, those who enjoy more acoustic sounds and lovers of Brazilian Bossa Nova will enjoy the offerings at The Palladium this weekend.
The Selwyn Birchwood Band starts the action on Friday, July 6, 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the show.
Having opened for Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, John Lee Hooker Jr., and Joe Louis Walker, among others, the Selwyn Birchwood Band will deliver a hip-shaking, roof-rattling mix of blues that has won over countless fans. Guitarist and vocalist Selwyn Birchwood got his start with Texas blues legend Sonny Rhodes touring throughout the United States and Canada at the age of 19.
Joining him will be Curtis Nutall on drums, Huff Wright on bass and Regi Oliver on saxophone. Nutall traveled internationally with many bands including The Blind Boys of Alabama and Joe Louis Walker. Wright and Oliver have found themselves backing several notable blues artists all over the world including Lucky Peterson and Joey Gilmore.
Al Swearingen and Jayne Kelli take the stage Saturday, July 7, 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show.
Swearingen and Kelli, fresh to the 2012 music scene, is the blending of these two musicians’ unique artistry. Known for their rich and silky vocals, this powerful songwriting union crosses genres from acoustic-folk to edgier and darker indie-pop.
They melt into each other's sound and captivate audiences with emotive harmonies and stellar musicianship. From outlaw to absolute romanticism, the energy of this combination reveals imagination and expansion on the new musical frontier.
O Som Do Jazz recaptures the grace, energy and spirit of 1960s Brazilian Bossa Nova, MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) and samba-jazz.
The sextet, playing Sunday, July 8, 3 p.m., features Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson and a crew of skilled musicians from Brasil, Columbia, Cuba and the U.S. playing the Great Brazilian Songbook of Toquinho, Tom Jobim, Edu Lobo, Milton Nascimento, Antonio Adolfo and more. Tickets are $12.