AN ITALIAN DUO will be bringing some passionate American Deep South inspired music to Caernarfon this Thursday.

The enthusiastic Veronica Sbergia and Max De Bernardi play country blues, ragtime and rural music from the 20’s and 30’s.

Max is a highly-accomplished guitarist and strong vocalist whilst Veronica plays the ukelele and the washboard and has a powerful voice.

Using strictly acoustic instruments such as resophonic guitars, kazoo and mandolin, the pair’s passion for this music is perfectly represented on their last CD “Old Stories for Modern Times”, that also sees contributions by other leading musicians.

These include Sugar Blue (a legendary harmonica player who has played with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Frank Zappa) and the world master of resophonic guitar, Bob Brozman.

The album is an overview of the American popular music from the early years of the last century reinterpreting great songs by artists like Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Minnie, Jimmie Rodgers, Sidney Bechet, Lucille Bogan and the Delmore Brothers in their own unique style.

Don’t miss an act that veteran Blues producer Mike Vernon described as “both hip and cool and highly entertaining” in the intimate surroundings of Ty Glyndwr in Caernarfon.

Doors to this one-off event will be open from 8pm and those with tickets are asked to arrive early to grab a seat.