SELKIRK'S String Jam Club is in for a real treat when Cera Impala and The New Prohibition arrive in town next week.

Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Cera Impala is a banjo, ukulele and guitar-wielding mama who oozes wild style and total originality.

Her voice is distinctive, unique yet timeless, and many will remember it from her previous appearances at String Jam Club in different guises – firstly with Dark Green Tree who supported Boo Hewerdine a couple of years back, and also as a member of the famous Bevvy Sisters, the queens of harmony and sass.

Her writing style is just as magical as her voice, creating songs that feel instantly familiar.

This time Cera performs with her own hand-picked band, The New Prohibition, featuring the talents of Joel "Jello" Sanderson on double bass and "Dr." Dirk Ronneburg on fiddle.

With a slice of slice of hillbilly noir and a measure of gritty 20s and 30s jazz, they have one foot in the past and the other in the future of folk, jazz and Americana.

String Jam promoter Allie Fox told us: "Prepare yourselves for some mean feisty banjo and fiddle and the assured vocal tones of Cera’s velvety voice.

"Their’s is a very distinctive sound, an eclectic mix of jazz, folk, swing and country styles scattered throughout, with charming style, packed full of innovation, atmospherics, and musical light and shade."

Cera's husband and long-time musical partner Dr Dirk, is a fiddle-blazer of the highest degree, also known for his performances with gypsy jazzers Viper Swing and in the folk-bluegrass supergroup, Southern Tenant Folk Union.

The synergy between them is palpable.

With four acclaimed albums under her belt and blessed with a great voice, Cera is a prodigious and significant writing talent and a mean player of the banjo and ukulele.

Born in Flagstaff in Arizona, Cera has made many places her home since 1994 when she left Portland, Oregon for New York City, travelling far and wide to California, Olympia, Washington.

This perhaps explains the wide range mix of musical styles in her songwriting, which is always so refreshing to hear in any artist. Described by Maverick Magazine in a 5-star review as "a quirky mix of gritty swing and edgy folk, delivered in her soulful honeyed voice, examining the dark mysteries of the human condition" I can’t think of any artist one would compare her too, which in my book, means you’re in for something really special.

Cera Impala and The New Prohibition play the String Jam Club in the County Hotel on Saturday, March 10 - doors open at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available from the County Hotel by phone 01750-721233 as well as online via Eventbrite.