Eliana Cargnelutti brings Italian blues to Dudley

By Leigh Sanders | Dudley | Music | Published:

An Italian guitarist will wow the crowds in Dudley later this month as part of a UK tour.

Italian guitarist Eliana Cargnelutti

Eliana Cargnelutti, who is highly rated by none other than Joe Bonamassa, will be on the bill at the next Lamp Tavern Live event on January 25 at the the venue on the town's High Street.

The guitarist and singer graduated in jazz guitar at the Girolamo Frescobaldi Conservatory of Music in Ferrara, introducing a thesis on Mike Stern.

A spokesperson said: "She plays a flavour of rock blues with a bit of everything in between - electric funk, mixed with pop and jazzy instrumentals, raw rock, tight blues grooves - which are illuminated by her skills as an electric guitarist. Her sets truly have something for everyone."

Her band features well known musicians from the Italian blues scene such as Simone Serafini on bass and drummer Carmine Bloisi.

Cargnelutti won the Blues Contest in Pordenone, Italy, in 2010, and she won the blues award as the “best new young artist” at Oscar del Blues in Modena, Italy. In 2015 she was named one of the five “best female guitarists” in the rock blues scene at the American Jimi Awards, and was nominated the fifth best female guitar player of the rock blues world by Blues E-news magazine.

Tickets for the show, which starts at 8.30pm, are priced at £8 and are available from the The Kates Hill Press website.

Leigh Sanders

By Leigh Sanders

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