String Jam rounds up Scots songwriters

Georgia Gordon
Georgia Gordon
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Selkirk’s String Jam Club unites four Scottish musicians on stage for Songwriters in the Round next month.

Led by Lanarkshire’s Tom Clelland, the concert at The County Hotel on Saturday, April 12, at 8pm also brings together Georgia Gordon, John Hinshelwood and Peter Nardini to share their stories and songs, and reveal the influences and inspirations that lie behind their music.

“With a vibrant mix of blues, folk, country and indie styles, the concert will offer a fascinating and entertaining insight into the creative process of four contrasting artists,” writes the String Jam’s Allie Fox.

She added: “Songwriters in the Round is like being invited into the living room of some of Scotland’s most creative singer-songwriter talent.

“Tom’s intelligent heartfelt lyrics and his sympathetic rootsy finger-picking guitar style never fail to make a deep impression on audiences, wherever he plays.”

Fast-rising artist Georgia, a 19-year-old singer-songwriter from the Borders, has just played her second year at Celtic Connections, and has in the past supported Selkirk band Frightened Rabbit, We Were Promised Jetpacks and Jai McDowall.

Georgia’s influences include Laura Marling, KT Tunstall and Regina Spektor, as well as The Black Keys and Bombay Bicycle Club.
Glasgow-based John plays “finely-crafted, country-tinged songs,” Allie says, while Peter has moved far from his first album, composed of songs written for Radio Scotland’s satirical series Naked Radio.

Tickets cost £10 and are available from The County Hotel on 01750 721233, or on the door.