Music: Over the Rhine appear Friday at The Ark


Think “aggressively beautiful, like those ’60s protesters who confronted soldiers with flowers.”

Named for a tough but enduringly creative neighborhood north of downtown Cincinnati, Over the Rhine is the duo of Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist who will be appearing Friday, April 21 at the Ark in Ann Arbor.
Tickets are $30. The show begins at 8 p.m.
Their ethereal sounds dreamy, sweeping, highly literate and melancholy have drawn comparisons to the likes of Cowboy Junkies.
Says Leslie Benson of the Dayton City Paper: “The music of Cincinnati-based folk/roots band Over the Rhine seeps into you with a rich hungereach note a separate, glimmering cloud-diamond.”
USA Today made note of the group’s mature, graceful and sad songs (and) intimate, soulful arrangements, which showcase Bergquist’s achingly beautiful voice, and Newsday described the music as aggressively beautiful, like those ’60s protesters who confronted soldiers with flowers.
And someone once described OTR”s music as a mash-up of spirituality, whimsy and sensuality (“thank you, thank you, thank you,” they say). They’re the kind of group that draws fans who are along for a lifetime journey.


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