Gypsy folk troubadours Caravan of Thieves just released their new album, KISS KISS, and have started their spring tour across the US, sharing their passion for all things creative, colorful, and visionary!
When Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni of Caravan of Thieves first met, there was an instant spark, an intimate connection and passion for life and adventure, which has continued through their personal and artistic relationship.
The fourth album from Caravan of Thieves, which formed in 2008, KISS KISS includes fiery violinist Ben Dean and double bass madman, Brian Anderson. With each release they have expanded their musical range and incorporated even more sounds and instruments.
KISS KISS combines the dark humor and sarcastic social commentary of their previous efforts with an added emphasis on love and all the beauty and danger it brings. They have created the music to match, adding in tuba, beat box, and everything including the kitchen sink to draw listeners in to the Caravan of Thieves’ world.
Check out their fun & creativity in this video, “Home” — featuring a song from their new album:
According to Fuzz and Carrie, “We enjoy writing about concepts that most listeners can relate to while seeing how far we can bring it to the edges of our imaginations… One of the main themes behind KISS KISS is love, which is already so complex, so we tried to cover as many angles as possible, the good the bad and yes, even the ugly.”
Tom got to know Caravan of Thieves through a mutual friend who suggested he tell them about our Tour Sponsorship program, Live Music Cares. The group was immediately captivated by the idea of sharing a message of hope & justice with their audience, to raise support for our partner charity ChildFund International, and to gain sponsorship for their own tours and gigs!
“We weren’t totally sure what to expect since this is our first partnership with a charity,” Fuzz and Carrie shared. “But Tom and the folks from ChildFund were very helpful in getting us started.”
Their ChildFund appeal has been going well, and the band has been helping children around the world. But not only that, they’ve seen it effect their audiences as well. “We’ve seen first hand how much our fans have loved becoming sponsors and share their stories with us,” reflect Fuzz and Carrie.
When I asked them if they’d recommend partnering with a charity, both Fuzz and Carrie said, “We spend a lot of our time traveling around the country and abroad sharing our passion for music to an attentive audience. It is the perfect way to also spread the word about great charities and help to make a difference.”
I highly recommend you see Caravan of Thieves live! You can check out their tour schedule by clicking here…
They have built a loyal fanbase with their colorful, interactive live show, and have shared the stage with world renowned artists such as Emmylou Harris, Dan Hicks, Glen Campbell, Nanci Griffith, The Decemberists, Keb Mo, Iron and Wine, Punch Brothers, Tony Trischka, John Hammond, John Jorgenson and many others.
I’m pretty sure you’ll be numbered among those loyal fans, too, as soon as you’ve experienced the fun and free spirit that is Caravan of Thieves!