Caravan of Thieves will bring stories through gypsy jazz rhythms to Penn State Berks at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.
Driving jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin are the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and captivating tales. Caravan of Thieves has won praise for their blend of gypsy swing and popular music, inspiring them to record and release the debut album, "Bouquet (2009)." To accompany this collection of dramatic and satirical tales, they built an interactive stage set of percussive junk, and the ragtag quartet took their newly animated show on the road, sharing stages with world renowned artists such as Emmylou Harris, Dan Hicks, Glen Campbell, Nanci Griffith and many others. Described as theatrical and humorous, musical and intense, Caravan of Thieves 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.
This presentation is part of the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.