BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A Bridgeport-based gypsy band is about to stage a homecoming as the Fairfield Theater Company presents the Caravan of Thieves.
Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni, the couple and front duo of the band, are bringing their high-intensity musicianship to the local stage Saturday, Nov. 26.
It's a "room" the couple, who met in 2003 and started their band as a duo, have played numerous times and originally debuted in, Fuzz said in a Daily Voice interview.
Their performance at the FTC will include tracks from their new album, "Maple Ill Sessions, Vol. 1," which features Fuzz and Carrie acoustic duets.
Songs on the album are "I Get Sad" and "Sweeter" and will be incorporated into the band's performance, said Fuzz.
He and Carrie produce some of their own recordings in their own studio at home in Bridgeport.
And while home-grown, the band's touring schedule has taken them to California, the Midwest, Florida and England, lending an "international buzz," said Fuzz. But its roots have a local fan base.
They developed a local following early on, so in addition to the new music, the band will perform original songs from the duo's early days.
"We have new players, on violin and bass, who joined the band at the beginning of the year and toured with us, and they'll be joining us in our hometown for the first time," he said.
Other highlights include the possibility of "guest acts."
"We've played a lot of our material in that room many times because everybody likes that stuff, " said Fuzz. He said he is eager to perform for local fans, which he estimates are 75 percent from Fairfield. The rest come from all over Fairfield County, and from the Hartford area.
He talked about being part of a robust art scene, talking up a recent Bridgeport Art Trail With Open Studios Citywide .
Bridgeport draws artists and musicians who seek a Fairfield County base but on an "artist's income," he said.
"Everybody who's ever worked on our stuff are from Bridgeport, from recording and art for our albums, though we do some of our own art, too," he said.
Fuzz lauded the Fairfield Theatre Company for drawing a "pretty big clientele," which translates to a local fan base for musicians.
"A lot of people respect that venue and their musical choices. Our very first gig was there when we first started as a support act and went out as a duo. Our earlier fan base comes from that venue. We continue to build on that," Fuzz said.
The Caravan of Thieves performance Saturday, Nov. 26, will offer a night of eclectic music. The band will play bluegrass, alt-country and gypsy jazz. Doors will open at 7 p.m., with the show at 7:45 p.m.
For more information about Caravan of Thieves, visit the band's website here .
Click here for tickets ($32) and for information, call the theatre at 203-259-1036.
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