December 10, 2007

Over the Rhine

Tonight, SO'B and I went to see Over The Rhine at the Goshen Theater. I've seen them several times before, but I have to say that tonight was (dare I say it?) my favorite performance. Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist are supremely talented musical artists. Karin's voice is haunting and beautiful, and Linford's piano is soulful and melodic.

They are on a Christmas tour, but were also promoting their new album, The Trumpet Child. Usually they tend towards the philosophical and spiritual in their songwriting, but they have ventured toward the slightly political in "If a Song Could Be President." It includes shout-outs to some musical legends, and actually manages to be humorous rather than just depressing -- a true musically political feat. Listen here, and enjoy!

December 4, 2007