A recent Thursday evening at the Brink Lounge found the great local combo Caravan Gypsy Swing Ensemble on stage, and their sophisticated, Django Reinhardt-inspired music perfectly fit the mood of the room, in which well-dressed men and women were quietly sipping wine.
Kenneth Burns, Isthmus Newspaper
Articulate speed with control and loads o swing characterize this group of local rebels. They'll transport you to a land of slow moving covered wagons, incense and dancing.
Prentice Berge, Restaurant Magnus
Ruppenthal's quick-stringed guitar meshes perfectly with upright bassist Kevin Tipple, clarinetist Timm Gould and guitarist Ed Fila.
Aaron Conklin, Isthmus Newspaper
Original, energetic and really talented..