The Caravan, comprised of married couple Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni (guitar, vocals, various percussive “instruments”), violinist Ben Dean and double bass player Brian Anderson, started their journey in the spring of 2008, winning immediate praise for their unique blend of gypsy swing and popular music.
After the release of their premiere album, Bouquet (2009), the ragtag quartet took their show on the road, crafting an interactive stage set of percussive junk to accompany the collection of dramatic and satirical tales. The band shared the stage with world renowned artists such as Emmylou Harris, Dan Hicks, Glen Campbell, Nanci Griffith, The Decemberists, Keb Mo, Tom Tom Club, Iron and Wine, Punch Brothers, Tony Trischka, John Hammond, and John Jorgenson, successfully connecting with audiences on each of these diverse bills.
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, musical and intense. 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.