AUDIENCES in Selkirk are set to experience Scottish American at its finest thanks to a performance by Dean Owens and the Southerners.

Dean's previous shows have been described as "the happiest and most life affirming shows of the year" by the Americana UK Association.

He is now joined, however, by duo, the Southerners, formed of keyboardist and bass guitarist, Tom Collison, and multi-instrumentalist, Jim Maving, who bring their award-winning talent to the band.

And Dean Owens and the Southerners come will a strong list of well-known fans, including Trainspotting author, Irvine Welsh, and the BBC's Bob Harris.

Dean's soulful tones evoke a feeling of driving down an open road, blending a celtic sound with notes of country, creating the perfect blend of Scottish traditions and rock 'n' roll Americana.

Whilst covering their extensive back catalogue and music from their upcoming album, 'The Man From Leith', Dean Owens and the Southerners also hope to entertain their audiences with stories of their travels across the globe.

Dean Owens and the Southerners will take to the String Jam Club stage on Saturday, March 14, with doors opening at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

Tickets are £14 and can be purchased, through Eventbrite, or via the String Jam Club box office at the County Hotel, Selkirk, on 07930 872033, or on the door by cash or cheque.