A rising blues star and a harmonicist will take the stage at Cox Capitol Theatre on Friday night for the final show of the Blues, Brews and BBQ concert series.
“This is definitely the best show in the series and that’s kind of tough to say because we’ve had some great artists,” said Roger Riddle, marketing manager for the Moonhanger Group, which manages the theater.
Selwyn Birchwood is a young musician from Florida whose original blues songs are inspired by music from Albert King, Freddie King, Albert Collins, Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins and especially Buddy Guy. His debut album, “Don’t Call No Ambulance,” has been called “the future of blues” and its songs range from raucous romps to modern rock and slow blues, according to his biography.
After Birchwood, electric blues and soul harmonicist John Nemeth will take the stage.
“(Nemeth) is just a solid harmonica player,” Riddle said. “It’s not often enough that I get to see harmonica players play live who are really good.”
Ticket cost includes a barbecue buffet from Georgia Bob’s Barbecue, which sponsors the show along with Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewing Co. and local radio station 100.9 FM.
Riddle said the concert series, which kicked off in August, has attracted more people with every show.
“We hope that maybe we’ll do (the series) again in 2015,” Riddle said. “But for now, we’ll at least take a small hiatus to see if we can get backers to get behind another run of the concert series.”
-- Laura Corley
When: 7 p.m. Dec. 19
Where: Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St.
Information: www.coxcapitoltheatre.com; 478-257-6391