Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni, the fervent musical couple who front their band, Caravan of Thieves, have traveled a fruitful yet challenging road since they met in late 2003. But over the years each new turn has brought them closer to their vision for wha...
Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni, the fervent musical couple who front their band, Caravan of Thieves, have traveled a fruitful yet challenging road since they met in late 2003. But over the years each new turn has brought them closer to their vision for what life, love and art should be in their world and how it relates to the people around them.
Shortly after meeting, they found an intimate connection with one another and began blending their voices, writing music, traveling and performing together as the acoustic guitar toting duo they simply called "Fuzz and Carrie". Using the musical spirit to guide them, they found themselves in different corners of the globe, performing in clubs, festivals, street corners, parks and anywhere they could gather inspiration. Fans of their work as well as a variety of musical collaborators were early witness to their unmistakable chemistry and eager to jump on board with them. Eventually, with a little trial, error and adventure behind them, they arrived at a concept the two of them would soon call "Caravan of Thieves".
Inspired by the big band swing era, the Quintette du Hot Club de France, Romanticism, musical theater and early American folk music, Caravan of Thieves quickly took shape in the hearts and minds of Fuzz and Carrie and subsequently established a need for them to extend their musical clan. 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. Caravan of Thieves was born.
By the end of their first year, the Caravan began to gain recognition for their distinctive musical vision, which inspired them to record and release their debut full length album, Bouquet (2009). So Fuzz and Carrie took their show and growing cast of characters on the road, sharing stages with a variety of artists such as Emmylou Harris, Dan Hicks, The Decemberists, Keb Mo, Tom Tom Club, Iron and Wine, Punch Brothers, Robert Cray and many others. They successfully connected with audiences on each of these diverse bills, proving their act to be appreciated by folk, pop, rock and jazz audiences of all ages.
A few albums and a few hundred thousand miles later, Fuzz and Carrie eventually reached a comfortable stride embracing their roles as show and album producers, songwriters and arrangers. They released Mischief Night (2010), The Funhouse (2012) and Kiss Kiss (2015), produced the shows and tours to follow, and continued to introduce a greater blend of styles, instrumentation and musical guests with each new album and tour. As a result, the live performance now covers a wide dynamic range and appeal with each show flowing seamlessly from intimate acoustic duets to entertaining and exciting junk percussion jams to big audience stomp, clap and sing alongs, all while maintaining their spontaneous "street performance brought to the stage" mentality they developed in their early days of performing together.
According to Fuzz and Carrie, "We're driven to consistently entertain our audience, in concert and on our studio recordings, which lends to building a community of listeners who can be involved in our show and our creative process in some way, as well as a variety of artists who we can share our vision with. These elements allow our band and our music to be alive, have a soul."