About Eliana Cargnelutti
The Italian singer and guitarist is one of the rare real front women in the rock blues scene...
She plays a flavor of rock blues with a bit of everything in between: electric funk, mixed with pop and raw rock, tight blues grooves, illuminated by her skills with an electric guitar. Her sets truly have something for everyone. Eliana is well known in the blues scene thanks to her infectious persona.
Eliana was the winner of the “Blues Contest” in Pordenone, Italy, in 2010, she won the blues award as the “best new young artist” at the “Oscar del Blues” in Modena, Italy.
She did her part in the international Tour with the Blues Caravan project “Girls With Guitars” of Ruf Record label for all 2015. She was named one of the five “best female guitarists” in the rock blues scene at the American “Jimi Awards” in 2015 and she was nominated the 5th best female guitar player of the rock blues world by Blues E-news magazine.
Joe Bonamassa put the song of Eliana “I’m a woman” on the list of the eight recent songs absolutely to hear.
Eliana has collaborated with various blues artists like Otis Grand, John Craig (guitarist of Ike & Tina Turner), Scott Henderson, Enrico Crivellaro, The Joe Pitts Band, with whom she played in various American festivals.
In a memorable sold out concert in Austria with the only female tribute band to Deep Purple in the world, her “Strange Kind of women” project, Eliana played alongside Ian Paice, the original drummer of the legendary Deep Purple.
In 2019 Eliana toured throughout Europe to the US with her rock blues quartet Eliana Cargnelutti Band and in January 2020, she was voted the “best act” by the audience of the Introducing Stage at The Great British Rock & Blues Festival in Skegness. Consequently she will be returning in 2022 for an appearance on the festival’s main stage.
This year Eliana will be playing across Europe with her band, including several dates with Blues Caravan, before heading to the UK for a tour in autumn.
Eliana releases her new album AUR on 7th May 2021 with some important guests including Ana Popovìc and Eric Steckel from Los Angeles and other musicians; Will Wilde, Reggie Hamilton, Francisca Nesti...