THE “sweetest voice in England” will sing in Selkirk this weekend.

Singer-songwriter Edwina Hayes will take to the stage as part of the String Jam Club at the County Hotel in Selkirk on Saturday.

With a voice described as “as sweet as the angels” by American singing legend Nanci Griffith, Edwina has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison as well as playing her own gigs everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall.

Edwina has also toured with artists ranging from Loudon Wainwright and Roger McGuinn to KT Tunstall and Gretchen Peters.

Dividing her time between the UK and America, Edwina’s second home is Nashville where she is much loved as a songwriter and artist, and that Americana sensitivity infuses her choice of material.

Signed to Warner Chappell Publishing, Edwina has an eclectic range of influences, a very busy gig schedule and three acclaimed albums under her belt.

Her debut album ‘Out On My Own’ on Warner Brothers was released to critical acclaim.

Produced by Clive Gregson and Nick Drake producer John Wood, the record featured Dr Hook’s Dennis Locorriere as a guest vocalist and became a favourite on Michael Parkinson’s BBC Radio Show.

Edwina’s second album ‘Pour Me A Drink’ was much more stripped down and acoustic, garnering recognition from Nanci Griffith who covered the title track.

She followed in the same style with her third release ‘Good Things Happen Over Coffee’ and a third release is due this year. Edwina’s version of the Randy Newman song ‘Feels Like Home’ was featured in the Cameron Diaz film ‘My Sister’s Keeper’ and has since had over six million plays on YouTube.

String Jam Club say they are looking forward to welcoming Edwina back: “There are many un-mined treasures studding the UK’s live circuit and surely Yorkshire-based vocalist, Edwina Hayes, shines brightly among them.

“This promises to be a very special evening of beautifully sung music by one of the circuit’s most captivating live performers.”

Tickets are £13 and can be booked by phone from the County Hotel 01750 705000 or purchased online at Eventbrite or are available on the door (subject to availability.)

There will be a 10 per cent discount off County Hotel restaurant meals for ticket-holders 6-7pm on gig nights. Doors open at 7.30pm.