A few words from Over the Rhine:

Hello from Ohio!

Dear reader, we’ll try to be brief. (Please don’t hesitate to pass this info along to teachers, students, pets, friends, girlfriends, cousins, fledgling painters, sultry singers, young hitch-hikers off to unravel the world, listless little sisters, nursing mothers etc.)

It’s that time of year again. Come in out of the cold, peel off your scarves and hats and gloves and join us for warm nights packed with songs and words and the shared laughter and conversation of friends. Dear reader, it wouldn’t be the same without you.


Thu Dec 01: Akron OH, Lime Spider

Fri Dec 02: Ann Arbor MI, The Ark

Sat Dec 03: Chicago IL, Old Town School of Folk Music
Two performances: 7:00 pm & 10:00 pm

Sun Dec 04: Des Moines IA, Vaudeville Mews

Tue Dec 06: Minneapolis MN, Fine Line Music Cafe

Wed Dec 07: Madison WI: High Noon Saloon

Fri Dec 09: Indianapolis IN, The Music Mill

Sat Dec 10: Columbus OH, Little Brothers

(A little break for Karin’s birthday on the 13th…)

Thu Dec 15: Nashville TN: 3rd & Lindsley

Fri Dec 16: Lexington KY, The Dame

Sat Dec 17: Cincinnati OH, Taft Theatre
Very special guest for all shows: Kim Taylor.
And for the Taft Theatre homecoming show, the one and only Amy Rigby joins us!

Check out overtherhine.com for more details…


This year, dear reader, we wanted to begin and end the tour with a little something special.

To begin:

*This Sunday, Nov 27: Cincinnati OH, Joseph-Beth Booksellers.
2:00 pm free performance/signing.

(Karin and Linford will kick off the Christmas Tour this year with a free performance and cd-signing at Joseph-Beth Booksellers located in Rookwood Commons in Cincinnati, Ohio. Join us for music, giveaways and more before we head out on the Great American Highway.)


We’ve had a very memorable and musical year traveling with Rick and Devon and Kim and watching the songs on Drunkard’s Prayer take root and grow beyond our expectations. We decided we couldn’t let the year end without making an effort to document this special chapter, giving you the opportunity to hear for yourself, dear reader, how our songs have evolved and blossomed on the road in front of an audience.

We’re bringing Paul Mahern (the engineer/producer who helped us record Ohio and Drunkard’s Prayer) to the Taft to record our hometown concert this year. You can pre-order your copy of this signed, limited edition cd at overtherhine.com. It will contain highlights from the December 17 Taft concert, plus bonus material.

And yes, if you’d like to bask in the afterglow just a bit, join us on December 18, the day after the Taft Concert. We’ve planned two special performances at St. Elizabeth’s in Norwood, Ohio: Linford Detweiler’s Upright Piano/Spoken Word Performance at 1pm and Linford and Karin’s special candlelight acoustic set with Q&A, wine and refreshments and general conviviality at 4pm. (Dear reader, we’re throwing a little party before we wrap up for the year.)

If you’d like to join us for this little bit of extra celebrating, go to overtherhine.com to order a ticket good for you and a guest, or for you and your family. We’ll say a proper goodbye before we let the year wind down for good.


Mon Nov 28: WNKU, 2:00pm. Tune into 89.7FM, WNKU in greater Cincinnati for a short interview and acoustic performance by Karin and Linford. Or listen on-line at WNKU.ORG.

On December 1st, we’ll be posting up a new MP3 of the month at the website. After you turn that page of your calendar, stop by for some free music.

Also, stop by the website for some great cd bundles and end-of-year specials. Every last one of our songs and cd’s are on sale: http://overtherhine.com/catalog/order.html

Dear reader, enjoy.


We can’t say enough good stuff about the folks at Paste Magazine for spreading the word about all kinds of music, independent film, books and general good stuff that is often ignored or overlooked by the mainstream media. Please take a minute to vote in their Signs of Life Poll. (If you enjoyed Drunkard’s Prayer this year, feel free to give us a mention if you’re so inclined.)

Vote here.


Finally, thanks to all of you who attended the concerts and helped spread around our music this year – for your generosity and creativity and lovely enthusiasm. It’s been truly wonderful. We look forward to regaling you with more anecdotes from Nowhere Farm, and we look forward to a whole lot more music.

Of course, we hope to see many of you once again in the coming weeks.

Dear reader, may your paper airplane, the one on which you’ve scribbled all your best and deepest dreams, fly high.

We’ll be watching the night sky,

Over the Rhine

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