Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Over the Rhine in concert

last Tuesday, i took my wife to see Over the Rhine in concert @ the Kent Stage in Kent, Ohio. We have had many opportunities to see them and everytime something interfered. This time, we made time for OtR and we are both glad we did.

The show started at just about 10 past 8. There was no opening act... just Over the Rhine...

Karin Bergquist - vocals, guitar, shaker
Linford Detweiler - keyboards, guitar, vocals
Jake Bradley - acoustic and electric bass
Mickey Grimm - drums, percussion

they played for 2 solid hours... mostly Christmas stuff from their new Christmas CD titled Snow Angels that has just released. They also played 4 or 5 songs from an album that is in the works and, acording to Linford, will be released in 2007, titled The Trumpet Child. The new stuff was phenominal...

There was a nice atmosphere at the Kent Stage. it was an intimate show... a full house of approx. 750 people. Hearing Karin's vocals in person was amazing. Her voice... her style is exceptional. And Linford is no slouch himself, playing the piano, hammond b-3 organ, accordian & guitar. it was a tight show with a jazzy feel. The smell of coffee filled the venue - as OtR was brewing & selling their own unique blend. We walked away with joy in our hearts and a few OtR cd's ta' boot.

Here is the set list... 21 songs... 2 encores...
White Horse
Darlin' (Christmas Is Coming)
Little Town
I Don't Wanna Waste Your Time
Nothing Is Innocent Now
The Trumpet Child
Who Am I Kidding?
All I Ever Get For Christmas Is Blue
North Pole Man
Goodbye Charles
Snowed In With You
Snow Angel
Orphan Girl
Drunkard's Prayer

First Encore:
Baby It's Cold Outside
Jack's Valentine

Second Encore:
If A Song Could Be President
All I Need Is Everything

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