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Fri, Jun 30, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Selwyn Birchwood

with Joe Roberto's Poverty Hash
Under The Canopy
Tickets $20 – $30
Selwyn Birchwood with Joe Roberto's Poverty Hash Friday, June 30, 2023 Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater



  • Doors 6:00pm
  • Music 7:00pm
  • 21+
  • Reserved Seats: $30
  • GA: $20 ADV / $25 DOS

*Does not include fees

Thank you to our supporting partners:
Jack Daniels, Summit Brewing, Slane Irish Whiskey, KFAI – Fresh Air Community Radio, Mpls / St Paul Magazine, Nobool Presents, Arbeiter Brewing, Moon Palace Books, The Hub Bike Co-Op, The Hive Realty, Lake Street Council, & The MN State Arts Board

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Roots Rock & Deep Blues & MN Blues Society Presents

Selwyn Birchwood

Groundbreaking young visionary Selwyn Birchwood returns to the Twin Cities for an evening of soulful blues. The rising guitar and lap steel player calls his original music “electric swamp funkin’ blues,” defined by raw and soulful musicianship played with fire-and-brimstone fervor. His gritty, unvarnished vocals draw his audience deep inside his unforgettable tales of love, passion, pain and pleasure. No other band on the current blues scene is built quite like Birchwood’s. 
Living Blues says, “Selwyn Birchwood is a master storyteller—both lyrically and musically. He’s an impressive, hard-crunching, modern blues guitarist. His fretwork is high-energy, raw and vivid…knife-edged leads and roadhouse-rattling grooves. He is graced with a depth and maturity that would be impressive in a grizzled veteran, let alone a fresh-faced young man.” 
 “A remarkable contemporary bluesman….a powerhouse young guitarist and soulful vocalist. A major player….highly recommended!” Rolling Stone
“Rising blues star Selwyn Birchwood is the real deal.  Birchwood puts his own fresh spin on the blues, taking the tradition and making it into something new.”  Guitar World

We’re excited to announce the addition of Joe Roberto & Poverty Hash to the event.  This marks the return of Joe to the stage after a long, hard fought battle with a rare genetic disease. 
Connecticut transplant Roberto (vocals, harmonica, lap steel, guitar, keyboards) is a captivating front man who brings a catalog of over 350 songs for the band to draw from. His band G’nu Fuz spent extended time on the H.O.R.D.E. tour with Blues Traveler. 
At a time when America seems to be tired of trendy, come and go musical trends and craving a good recipe for its musical leftovers, Poverty Hash is simmering its brand of Indie-Americana-Blues-Roots and waiting for you to lift the lid. 
The Award-Winning* Under the Canopy series at The Hook & Ladder Theater returns with its uniquely seasonal urban footprint to the Longfellow neighborhood of South Minneapolis in 2023. *Voted Best in MN 2021 by StarTribune readers.

The Hook has committed to having a food truck Under the Canopy throughout the 2023 season for our guests.
Come hungry and enjoy dinner with the show!
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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


Fri, Jun 30, 2023
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 – $30
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Under The Canopy
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, 55406 United States
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