A STARR is born in a Vale of Clwyd setting later this year!

Ruthin AllStyles Music Club is delighted to be hosting an intimate concert by Americana artist David Starr.

The event on May 14 will be the first gig of the Colorado singer songwriter’s whistle-stop UK tour, which will also take in Denbigh’s Theatr Twm or Nant at the end of the month.

Starr works closely with esteemed artists such as John Oates (of Hall & Oates), Karla Bonoff, The Steel Wheels, and more.

His ninth album - Beauty And Ruin - produced and arranged by Oates, will be on general release at the end of February.

The collection of songs was inspired by Of What Was, Nothing Is Left, a novel written by his grandfather in 1972.

“It is like watching a movie,” said Oates.

"The cinematic aural landscape visually evokes a classic tale of tragedy, love gone wrong and an exploration of human nature and all its flaws."

The magazine Americana Highways said of Starr’s previous record, South and West: “A collection of beautiful, poetic and somewhat sad songs with a warm and organic production that draws you in and wraps around your heart.”

The support for both the Ruthin and Denbigh concerts will be by local duo Skeet Williams and Deborah Jackson.

“Skeet and Deborah are a class act in their own right and we are delighted to have them on the bill too,” said Ruthin AllStyles Music Club organiser Chris Birchall.

“It will be an amazing evening with a fabulous mix of Americana and home-grown contemporary folk.”

Ruthin AllStyles hold their regular “open mic” style music nights every Thursday evening at the town’s Feathers Inn and tickets for the David Starr concert will be available from the club or on their website, www.ruthinallstyles.co.uk