Velvet Caravan’s music is indeed strongly rooted the gypsy jazz of guitarist Django Reinhardt and his Hot Club de France. In abundance during their live shows, and in full display on their new album Acoustic in Nature, are rich veins of New Orleans jazz, Latin music, Western Swing and even Afro-Caribbean time signatures.
More than just a carbon-copy of the gypsy jazz so eloquently laid down by the early 20th Century masters, Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli, Velvet Caravan is wild, swinging and more fun than any of us really deserve.
In recent years, Velvet Caravan has become a staple of the Savannah music scene and has expanded their artistic ambitions, including a recent performance with the Savannah Philharmonic. It’s great to see Velvet Caravan representing Savannah again this year at SXSW.
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— VelvetCaravan.com (@VCaravan) March 18, 2016