Posted by: Cory | December 10, 2008

Live Lunch: Over the Rhine – 12/12

Cincinnati-based husband and wife duo Over the Rhine will be playing Live Lunch on Friday with a full performance at KCA at 8pm that evening ($25-30 at  I caught the couple on one of their last shows through Louisville playing to the same attentive KCA crowd that I expect at the next show and wrote a review that a few people took issue with (despite its being overwhelmingly positive) which is always fun.  This time, I’ll WFPK give the introduction…

After more than 15 years making music, it’s obvious Ohio duo Over The Rhine is in it for the long haul, and for keeps. Their commitment is underscored by their latest, The Trumpet Child, and its opening track, “I Don’t Wanna Waste Your Time,” a manifesto of sorts for the artists recently named to Paste magazine’s list of 100 Best Living Songwriters. Look no further than the lyrics to this track for what animates Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist, the married couple at the heart of Over The Rhine: “I hope this night puts down deep roots / I hope we plant a seed / ‘Cause I don’t wanna waste your time / With music you don’t need.”

“Believe me, we don’t want to waste anybody’s time,” elaborates Detweiler. “When we stop believing we’re doing our best work, we’re done. Every song has to be good, every record has to be great, every concert has to have some spiritual significance—something that we can’t quantify, something bigger than all of us.”

If you find yourself listening to NPR, you’re certain to enjoy this show and what’s more…Grimm on drums is worth the show alone…the man (when he gets in the mood for it) is a mad man…

In case you’ve missed any recent live lunches, but are interested in catching back up, visit the Live Lunch Archive


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