Girls with Guitars

Girls with Guitars: Eliana Cargnelutti, Sadie Johnson, Heather Crosse

Girls with Guitars act is back with three new dynamic musicians ready to conquer the blues world. Hailing from northern Italy, Eliana Cargnelutti is an award-winning singer and guitarist who can do it all. She has already shared the stage with the crème de la crème of the Italian blues scene and has also collaborated with renowned American jazz and blues guitarist Scott Henderson. Heather Crosse, a respected bassist from Clarksdale, Mississippi, provides the earthy foundation. Her band, Heavy Suga‘ & the SweeTones, has appeared frequently at Clarksdale’s renowned Ground Zero Blues Club and has performed at major festivals, opening for such big names as B.B. King, Robert Plant and others. As a singer, Crosse looks to soul and blues icons like Etta James, Koko Taylor and Big Mama Thornton for inspiration. Sadie Johnson may be the youngest musician, but this 18-year-old wunderkind has already made a name for herself playing classic old-school country blues like Robert Johnson and the modern-day blues-rock of her hero Eric Clapton. Johnson released her first EP with her band project Sad Sam Blues Jam in 2013.