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THE String Jam Club are appealling for homeowners to house their latest performer.

Angie Palmer will entertain the club at the Salmon Inn, Galashiels, on Saturday, February 26.

But she requires a bed for the night, as do her two backing musicians, Paul Mason and Richard Curran.

Allie Fox of the String Jam Club said: “Can anyone provide accommodation for Angie, Paul and Richard – one double and one single required – not necessarily in the same location – but preferably in Galashiels/Selkirk area.

“They are very well-behaved and fully house-trained and if you can help, we won’t charge you to come to the gig.”

Aside from her search for accommodation, Angie’s life has been described as being a bit different.

At 17, she left England for Europe to do some travelling before taking up a place at art college.

In fact she ended up living away from home for seven years, mainly in Paris and Geneva, busking, and playing bars, clubs and small festivals.

Angie’s time in Europe was also spent writing songs, some of which appear on her first record which she recorded in 2000 on her return to England and took around the country’s blues and folk circuit, including two years appearing on the acoustic stage at Glastonbury.

After a chance meeting in Paris, Angie struck up a songwriting partnership with Paul Mason and they wrote her next album, romantica obscura.

The well received follow-up CD Road was released in 2003 and featured songs that have strong European-influenced narratives.

Allie added: “Her potent mix of country, blues, and folk served up with equal measures of aggression and tenderness, has led her to be called the ‘British Lucinda Williams’.”

Tickets are £9 and the doors open at 7.15pm - contact stringjamclub@vixenrecords.com for more information or to offer rooms to Angie and Co.