"Don’t Call No Ambulance (is) the remarkable debut album by young guitarist/singer Birchwood… a damn fine listen through and through. (He is) a powerhouse player and emotive performer whose work respects blues tradition but could not be more contemporary. His band, his material, and both his skilled guitaring and soulful vocals are the essence of fully-formed; Birchwood is a major player...Highly recommended"
"Selwyn Birchwood is an indelibly modern and original next-generation bluesman; his tough vocals, guitar and lap steel touch on classic Chicago blues, Southern soul and boogie."
Selwyn Birchwood’s fretwork is high-energy, but he’s also an articulate soloist, who always sounds as if he’s playing ideas, not just notes. Churning, modal trance grooves and lyrical invocations of the blues life are raw and vivid. Knife-edged leads , neo-psychedelic blues-rockers, complete with topical lyrics and a hard-crunching, roadhouse-rattling grooves…Selwyn Birchwood is a master storyteller---both lyrically and musically--graced with a depth and maturity that would be impressive in a grizzled veteran, let alone a fresh-faced young man. His future looks bright, and it also bodes well for the ongoing health and development of the blues.
WXPN “Gotta Hear Song of The Day”
Selwyn Birchwood is one of the hottest young guitar and slide guitarists on the blues music scene today. High-octane guitar-driven blues. Birchwood is a new traditionalist; he draws on classic blues styles yet puts his own modern day spin on playing and songwriting.
"A genius revelation and a pleasure...roaring guitar and down-home lap steel."