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Event Pick: Over the Rhine

September 14, 2010 by in Uncategorized


Philadelphia Weekly, September 14, 2010 

After 20 years and almost as many albums, Over the Rhine’s “aw, shucks” demeanor and workmanlike devotion have worn into a soft patina of modest indie greatness. The married duo of  Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist play finely crafted, genre-straddling songs, as unassuming as their Ohio origins. Bergquist bends her smoky voice around jazz-dappled torch songs and sturdy alt-country tunes. She sings like Billie Holiday with a river town lilt: the molasses ooze of her alto conjures up both back porch strumming and basement cabarets. Despite their troubadour-like touring, Detweiler and Bergquist still have their feet deep in Cincinnati soil and their music reflects it: songs like “Nobody Number 1” are salt of the Earth Americana with a little Rust Belt grit. (Lauren Smith)

Friday, Sept. 17. 7pm. $25-$40. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400worldcafelive.com

 Phone by James Stewart on Flickr.

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