PUTNEY >> Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present acoustic swing and alt gypsy jazz quartet Caravan of Thieves at Next Stage on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
For the past eight years, Caravan of Thieves has roamed the North American continent recruiting a family of avid thrill seekers at their high energy shows. Driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories. It's theatrical and humorous. It entertains, dazzles and defies classification while welcoming the spectator to join the band throughout the performance in momentary fits of claps, snaps and sing-alongs.
In the spring of 2008, vocal harmonizing, acoustic guitar spanking husband and wife songwriting duo Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni extended their family to include violinist Ben Dean and double bassist Brian Anderson. To accompany their debut full-length CD of dramatic and satirical tales, "Bouquet," they built an interactive stage set of percussive junk, and the ragtag quartet took their newly animated show on the road. They successfully connected folk, pop, rock and jazz audiences of all ages as they shared stages with world renowned artists such as Emmylou Harris, Dan Hicks, Nanci Griffith, The Decembrists, Ricky Skaggs, Tom Tom Club, Iron and Wine, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Tony Trischka, John Hammond, John Jorgenson and many others.
"Caravan of Thieves pay equal homage to the gypsy jazz of Django, the sweet harmonies of The Beatles and the '30s punk of Squirrel Nut Zippers — all while creating a unique sound all their own." - Relix Magazine
Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Tickets are $20 in advance or $24 at the door. For information, call 802-387-0102. Advance tickets are available at www.nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro and Putney Food Co-Op in Putney. Katy's will provide a beer and wine cash bar at the concert. For more information, visit www.caravanofthieves.com, www.twilightmusic.org and www.nextstagearts.org.