Dan Hicks/Caravan of Thieves show at State Theatre this weekend.
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Saturday's opening act, Caravan of Thieves, is a perfect fit for the evening and, no doubt, a group that found some inspiration in Hicks's catalog.
The band is led by the husband-and-wife team of Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni, both singers and guitarists. They began making music together in 2004, first as an acoustic duo and then in a band called Rolla, which released two records and played hundreds of shows.
Early last year, the Sangiovannis recruited violinist Ben Dean and double bassist Brian Anderson to create a quartet that draws on diverse backgrounds to create folk songs in frenetic gypsy swing time. In the past year, the Northeastern quartet has released a debut CD of 12 original tracks, "Bouquet," drawing comparisons to Gogol Bordello and the Decemberists.