Caravan of Thieves plays Northeast State on June 22

Jump on the musical caravan when Caravan of Thieves returns to Northeast State for a live performance on June 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Regional Center for the Performing Arts. The performance continues the College’s Hot Nights, Cool Music summer concert series.

Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni, the fervent musical couple who front Caravan of Thieves, have traveled a fruitful yet challenging road since they met in late 2003. Soon after, they began blending their voices, writing music, traveling and performing together as the acoustic guitar-toting duo they simply called “Fuzz and Carrie.”

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Theater on the College’s Blountville campus next to Tri-Cities Regional Airport. The performance is free and open to the public.

Carrie and Fuzz Sangiovanni.

Inspired by the big band swing era, the Quintette du Hot Club de France, and early American folk music, Caravan of Thieves quickly took shape in the hearts and minds of Fuzz and Carrie. In early 2008, they wrote a handful of songs in this new style and began to fill out their sound with upright bass, violin, an occasional accordion and any other willing participant they could recruit along the way.

By the end of their first year, the Caravan started to gain recognition for their distinctive musical vision. The band released their debut full-length album, Bouquet (2009). The couple took their show and growing cast of characters on the road, sharing stages with a variety of artists such as Emmylou Harris, The Decemberists, Keb Mo, Tom Tom Club, Punch Brothers, and many others.

The Caravan eventually reached a comfortable stride as show and album producers, songwriters and arrangers, released Mischief Night (2010), The Funhouse (2012) and Kiss Kiss (2015), and continued building on the concept with each tour to follow.

Maple Hill Sessions is their latest album features acoustic duets inspired by the intimate live moments, singing around a single microphone during their shows. Songs such as “I Get Sad” and “Sweeter” which have become staples in their show have finally been captured during a very private, self-produced/engineered recording session in a friend’s barn with just Fuzz, Carrie, a Telefunken 251 mic and a couple of acoustic guitars.

For more information, contact 423.279.7668 or jpkelly@northeaststate.edu.

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