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Out & About: Selwyn Birchwood Band returns to SummerSounds

Shirley McMarlin
| Monday, July 9, 2018, 7:45 a.m.

So cool they were hot, or so hot they were cool.

They were the Selwyn Birchwood Band, heating up the SummerSounds crowd with a cool blend of funky, jazzy, breezy, rockin' blues.

Welcoming the band back for the second year in a row, Greensburg concert-goers voted their approval by filling the benches and the lawn at St. Clair Park on July 6.

Birchwood said it was a 20-hour drive from home base in Orlando, Fla., but there was no sign of road fatigue. The band was fresh and focused, playing hard until the sun went down and the stars came out.

Opening act was East Coast Turnaround, a Jeannette-based band who call themselves the Fathers of Trucker Rock.

The free summer concert series continues weekly in the park through Sept. 7, so there's plenty more rock, reggae, folk, pop, soul and more to come. Check out the schedule at summersounds.com.

Seen in the park: SummerSounds co-founder Gene James and volunteer coordinator Janet McNeel, Rob DePasquale, Jim Bozic, Rose Cornell, Mitch Jordan, Peter and Brenda Mahoney, Eddie and Lori Kolakowski, Alice Macik, Don Henry, Ray and Cathie Palmer, Steve and Jeannie McClaning, Deb Cavrak, Mike Malone, Doug Bailey and Jan Butcher, Gregg and Janet Johnston, Dave and Cindy Hayden and Michael and Deb Pacelli with sons Connor and Jack.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5750, smcmarlin@tribweb.com or via Twitter @shirley_trib.

Members of the opening act, East Coast Turnaround, (from left), Wayne Baker, Chad Fetty and Ray Kuchinka, gather for a photo at the SummerSounds concert held at St. Clair Park in Greensburg on Friday evening, July 6, 2018.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Members of the opening act, East Coast Turnaround, (from left), Wayne Baker, Chad Fetty and Ray Kuchinka, gather for a photo at the SummerSounds concert held at St. Clair Park in Greensburg on Friday evening, July 6, 2018.
SummerSounds volunteers, (from left), Debby and George Gretz, pose for a photo at the SummerSounds concert held at St. Clair Park in Greensburg on Friday evening, July 6, 2018.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
SummerSounds volunteers, (from left), Debby and George Gretz, pose for a photo at the SummerSounds concert held at St. Clair Park in Greensburg on Friday evening, July 6, 2018.
Concert goer, Tom Fox, dances to the music of the Selwyn Birchwood Band during the SummerSounds concert held at St. Clair Park in Greensburg on Friday evening, July 6, 2018.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Concert goer, Tom Fox, dances to the music of the Selwyn Birchwood Band during the SummerSounds concert held at St. Clair Park in Greensburg on Friday evening, July 6, 2018.
The Selwyn Birchwood Band provides musical entertainment, during the SummerSounds concert held at St. Clair Park in Greensburg on Friday evening, July 6, 2018.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
The Selwyn Birchwood Band provides musical entertainment, during the SummerSounds concert held at St. Clair Park in Greensburg on Friday evening, July 6, 2018.
(from left), Kristin and Jeff Kuhns pose for a photo, during the SummerSounds concert held at St. Clair Park in Greensburg on Friday evening, July 6, 2018.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Kristin and Jeff Kuhns pose for a photo, during the SummerSounds concert held at St. Clair Park in Greensburg on Friday evening, July 6, 2018.
(from left), Jackie Greathouse and her daugher, Lili, 10, pose for a photo, during the SummerSounds concert held at St. Clair Park in Greensburg on Friday evening, July 6, 2018.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Jackie Greathouse and her daugher, Lili, 10, pose for a photo, during the SummerSounds concert held at St. Clair Park in Greensburg on Friday evening, July 6, 2018.
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