“Over the Rhine is currently celebrating 25 years of music and recording. That’s 25 years of incredible insomnia, 25 years of re-dreaming the world, 25 years of show business – call it what you will. The songwriting team, that sprouted when the voice of Karin Bergquist and the words of Linford Detweiler first got into bed together, has grown deep roots in the shadow of the Ohio River and branched out far beyond. In the last quarter century, Over the Rhine’s music has taken Karin and Linford (and the unpredictable array of musical nightwatchmen, metaphysical house guests and guitar theologians with whom they surround themselves) around North America repeatedly, as well as to Europe for weeks at a time on six different occasions.” To date they have recorded 12 albums, the most recent of which is a ‘reality Christmas record’ entitled “Blood Oranges in the Snow”. Through these songs, the folk duo details the joyous simplicity of their newly relocated rural Ohio farm.
Linford Detweiler – Piano, Acoustic Guitar and Vocals
supported by 4 fans who also own “Over The Rhine on Audiotree Live”
Finally got around to buying this EP, and very pleased I did. Love Karen Peris’s artwork and have this cover framed alongside some others. Really like all the songs, and it’s particularly good to hear the intimate reworking of Snow. These are songs that perfectly convey the beauty, joy and also sadness of winter (and life). I find their songs so tender, intimate and spiritual. The Innocence Mission have become my favourite band over the years. kevdrum