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Thursday, May 05, 2005

Another Recommendation From Prof. Midbrow

With Rob Howse having seized the high ground, may I offer another music recommendation from the pop culture world. 

Over the Rhine is a Cincinnati-based band, named after the neighborhood in that city, consisting of a married couple, Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler.  Very simple music, often though not always with religious undertones, and very beautifully sung by Karin.  I'm not sure how to describe the sound, but my wife remarked as we watched them perform in LA this weekend that she was reminded of Norah Jones; they remind me a little bit of Hem, which I have already recommended; and they are, literally, honorary members of the Cowboy Junkies.  So triangulate and you should have an idea.  Their new album is called Drunkard's Prayer, although I am still partial to their earlier albums Ohio and Good Dog Bad Dog.  They are not a gigantic concern; your purchases will basically help pay down the mortgage of an apparently sweet young couple, not fund a global debt relief crusade.  (Not that there's anything wrong with that!)  Worth your time and money, in my view. 

Posted by Paul Horwitz on May 5, 2005 at 11:46 AM in Music | Permalink


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