Caravan of Thieves to Kick Off Nationwide Tour, 9/21

Caravan of Theives is on the road and taking their act nation wide, having recently performed on NPR, they're quickly making their way to being a well known band.

New England's Caravan of Thieves is coming back to Cleveland (at the Winchester Tavern) on September 25th in support of their release, The Funhouse. Recorded at Tarquin Recording Studios (The Swell Season, Interpol, The National), The Funhouse is exemplary of a band on the high road to musical perfection and channels pop bliss through their trademark lock-tight, turn-of-the-century, bang out a beat on anything that can take it approach.

The listener closes their eyes and can taste the bacchanalia and join the fete. Tunes like "Raise The Dead," the record's single, drive the point home with impressive lift, powered by soaring crescendos and inspired gang vocals, not to mention a lyric that invites the deceased to join in the fun. "Mexico" is a dark road ramble that will, at the very least, make you wanna dance around the room, if not run off yourself. "Candy" betrays the writer's addiction to the sweet confections that sounds like Vaudeville, but feels like The Beatles' "Savoy Truffle." And on it goes-the perfect soundtrack for your trip through the tunnel and into the light. If this album can't raise the dead, nothing will.

Like many families, Caravan of Thieves was started with a married couple- Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni, (guitar, vocals, various percussive "instruments") writing and performing as a duo. By the spring of 2008, Fuzz and Carrie extended their family to include fiery violinist Ben Dean and double bass madman, Brian Anderson completing their colorful vision.

Within that first year, Caravan of Thieves began to win immediate praise for their unique blend of gypsy swing and popular music. Since then the band has taken their dynamic live experience on the road, sharing stages with world renowned artists such as Emmylou Harris, Dan Hicks, Nanci Griffith, The Decemberists, Tom Tom Club, Iron and Wine, and many others. Their infectious live show has also caught the attention of festival promoters across the nation and the band has enjoyed appearances at Summer Camp (Chillicothe, IL), Mountain Jam (Hunter, NY), Herndon Festival (Herndon, VA), Musikfest (Bethlehem, PA), Four Corners Folk Fest (Pagosa Springs, CO), Catskill Chill (Hancock, NY) and more.

Dates are as follows:

SEP 21 - Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall

SEP 22 - Canton, MA Life is Good Festival

SEP 25 - Cleveland, OH The Winchester Tavern

SEP 26 - Dayton, OH Canal Street Tavern

SEP 27 - Stoughton, WI Stoughton Opera House

SEP 28 - Davenport, IA River Music Experience

OCT 01 - Moscow, ID John's Alley

OCT 02 - Moscow, ID John's Alley

OCT 07 - Berkeley, CA Freight and Salvage

OCT 09 - Hermosa Beach, CA Saint Rocke

OCT 11 - Los Angeles, CA Hotel Café

OCT 12 - San Diego, CA AMSD Concerts

OCT 13 - Phoenix, AZ Musical Instrument Museum

OCT 16 - Albuquerque, NM Low Spirits Bar and Stage

OCT 17 - TAOS, NM KTAOS Solar Center

OCT 18 - Denver, CO Daniels Hall

OCT 19 - Frisco, CO The Barkley Ballroom

OCT 20 - Fort Collins, CO Avogadro's Number

OCT 30 - Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live (Downstairs)

OCT 31 - New Hope, PA New Hope Winery

NOV 01 - York, PA Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center

NOV 02 - Chestertown, MD Prince Theatre

NOV 05 - Charlotte, NC The Evening Muse

NOV 08 - St. Augustine, FL Cafe Eleven

NOV 09 - Brooksville, FL Riverhawk Music Festival

NOV 10 - Brooksville, FL Riverhawk Music Festival

NOV 14 - Conroe, TX Dosey Doe's Music Cafe

NOV 22 - Kalamazoo, MI Bells Brewery

NOV 24 - Ann Arbor, MI The Ark

NOV 30 - Fairfield, CT Fairfield Theatre

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