YOU know the artist is good when the String Jam Club changes its regular night to cater to their touring demands.

The award-winning club in Selkirk is switching from its normally fixed Friday to a Sunday for one month only to welcome the multi-talented Blue Rose Code.

Edinburgh-born Ross Wilson is part director, part sculptor, total chameleon, exceptional songwriter and performer who sculpts his band to every mood and temperament in order to create the perfect happening.

A nomad both geographically and musically, Ross writes from the heart eschewing any specific genre, his songs painted with colours of folk, jazz, soul and pop - an eclecticism that has become a hallmark of Blue Rose Code and has seen him compared to John Martyn, Van Morrison and Tom Waits.

His most recent new album, The Water Of Leith, addresses themes of love, loss, travel, home, accepting the past and embracing the future, and was hailed as “a work laden with beauty, possessed of depth, hear and soul” by Americana UK.

The album received rave reviews, too numerous to mention here, and went on to win the Scottish Album of the Year Award 2017.

String Jam Club organiser Allie Fox revealed she's had more requests from local music fans to book Blue Rose Code than any other act.

She said: “If Ewan McGregor says he cannot stop listening to Blue Rose Code, and Ian Rankin thinks Ross Wilson is a genius, and if Edith Bowman of BBC Radio 1 describes his music as truly special and beautiful then he’s obviously very welcome at String Jam Club.”

Wilson’s songs are fantastically varied, witty and knowing, sometimes heartbreaking, other times sentimental – but above all totally sincere and honest.

Perhaps the greatest compliment that has been paid to Ross came from from Roddy Hart who said that the release of ‘The Water of Leith’ marked the day that ‘Solid Air’ and ‘Astral Weeks’ combined.

A hallmark of Blue Rose Code is that they connect strongly with their audiences in live performances as they tour the length and breadth of the UK, selling out major venues and festivals wherever they go and leaving a trail of fans in their wake, people who have clamoured to see them.

To experience the deeply soulful and beautifully honest lyrical music of Blue Rose Code in the intimate atmosphere of String Jam Club is going to be a very inspiring gig to savour.

Blue Rose Code will be supported by Jenny Biddle at the String Jam Club concert on Sunday, February 11 in the County Hotel.

Tickets, priced at £15 available, are from the venue by phone on 01750-721233.

Tickets will be reserved for collection on the night, or you can pay on the door, subject to availability.

Doors open at 7.30 pm.