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Area Festivals Provide Holiday Weekend Soundtrack

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Over the Rhine presents its latest project, the Nowhere Else Festival, on the duo's farmland more than 50 miles northeast of Cincinnati. Plus, this weekend's Restore the Store concerts at Southgate House Revival are the biggest musically driven Rabbit Hash benefits yet.  

Go Go Buffalo Go-Goes Wild on Debut LP

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Raucous Cincinnati Rock crew Go Go Buffalo celebrates the release of its first full-length album with a free show Saturday at MOTR Pub. Plus, Ill Poetic returns with The Silhouette Project and Over the Rhine plots their first Nowhere Else Festival.   

Event: 30 Rocks! with Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Over-the-Rhine theatrical and community mainstay, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, turns 30 this year, and to celebrate they’re hosting a birthday bash to remember.   

Sound Advice: Lily & Madeleine with Shannon Hayden and The Mitchells

Friday • Madison Live

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Lily & Madeleine might be considered Indianapolis’ answer to Over the Rhine. Though there is an obvious age and experience difference  — Lily & Madeleine were just teenage sisters when their first records, the EP Weight of the Globe and a self-titled album, came out in 2013 — there is striking similarity in other ways.   
by Mike Breen 07.17.2015
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‘American Originals’ Pops Concert Recording Due in September

Recording from January celebration of American Roots music featuring the Pops and national/local Americana performers gets a release date

Back in January at Music Hall, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, under the direction of conductor John Morris Russell, presented its unique “American Originals” concerts. During the performances, the orchestra collaborated with several local and national Folk/Americana artists to perform and celebrate the music of Stephen Foster and other early songs that are the foundation of the “Great American Songbook.”  Read CityBeat’s cover story on the project here. Rosanne Cash, Aoife O’Donovan (who recently returned to join the Pops for its Fourth of July concert at Riverbend; read our interview with her here), Dom Flemons (formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) and Joe Henry joined Cincinnati area artists Over the Rhine's Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler, members of the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars and others to perform specially arranged versions of Foster compositions like “O! Susannah,” “My Old Kentucky Home,” “Camptown Races” and “Beautiful Dreamer,” as well as traditional numbers like “Red River Valley,” “Kumbaya” and “Amazing Grace.” A live recording of the concert featuring 17 songs will be released on Friday, Sept. 11. (You can pre-order it now here from Amazon.)Here is the detailed track listing for the American Originals release (via cincinnatisymphony.org): 1) “O’ Susannah” (written by Foster, arranged by Chris Walden and with Joe Henry on vocals) 2) “Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair” (written by Foster, arranged by Rob Mounsey and with Aoife O’Donovan and Karin Bergquist of Over the Rhine on vocals) 3) “My Old Kentucky Home” (written by Stephen Foster, arranged by Rebecca Pellett and featuring Rosanne Cash on vocals) 4) “Amazing Grace” (traditional, arranged by Pellett and featuring Aoife O’Donovan and the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars) 5) “Rolling River: Sketches On Shenandoah” (composed by Peter Boyer)  6) “Why, No One To Love?” (written by Foster, arranged by Pellett and featuring Over the Rhine’s Bergquist on vocals and her OTR partner Linford Detweiler on Rhodes keyboard) 7) “Old Folks At Home” (by Foster, arranged by Timothy Berens and featuring Dom Flemons on vocals and harmonica, Timothy Berens on banjo and Paul Patterson on fiddle) 8) “Kumbaya” (traditional, arranged by Berens and featuring Timothy Lees, Kathryn Woolley, Gabriel Pegis and Scott Mozlin on violins and Richard Jensen on djembe 9) “Slumber My Darling” (by Foster, arranged by Chris Walden and featuring O’Donovan on vocals and guitar) 10) “Aura Lee” (by Foster, arranged by Pellett and with Henry and Ed Cunningham on vocals) 11) “Foster's Folly” (by Foster, arranged by Berens) 12) “Ring, Ring The Banjo” (by Foster, arranged by Walden and featuring Flemons on banjo and bones  and Cunningham on fiddle) 13) “Red River Valley” (traditional, arranged by Berens and featuring the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars) 14) “The Battle Cry Of Freedom” (composed by George Frederick Root and arranged by Berens) 15) “Beautiful Dreamer” (by Foster, arranged by Mounsey with Cash on vocals) 16) “Hard Times Come Again No More” (by Foster, arranged by Berens and featuring Over the Rhine, with Bergquist on vocals and Detweiler on guitar) 17) “Camptown Races” (by Foster, arranged by Mounsey and featuring the Comet Bluegrass All-Stars, as well as Cash, Flemons, Henry, O’Donovan and Over the Rhine on vocals)
 
 

Over the Rhine Raises Funds to Raise a Barn

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Band Over the Rhine announce fundraising concerts this weekend at its new barn-turned-performing-arts-center, Nowhere Else. Plus, Americana/Blues/Bluegrass foursome The Goodle Boys celebrate their debut album and singer/songwriter Billy Catfish throws a musical shindig.  

The Mercer (Review)

The Mercer OTR deliciously fills a niche in the Over-the-Rhine dining scene

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The Mercer OTR fills the niche for those diners with delicious flavor and gracious service.  

At The Edge Of The Stage

Cincinnati Ballet closes its 50th anniversary season with local music heroes Over the Rhine

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Over the Rhine, the bluesy, jazzy, folksy band headed by blonde chanteuse Karin Bergquist and real-life partner Linford Detweiler, named after Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood where they once lived, this weekend will perform live with Cincinnati Ballet dancers in the closing series of the company’s 50th anniversary season.   

Stephen Foster Reconsidered

The Pops join forces with Rosanne Cash, Over the Rhine and other artists to celebrate “American Originals”

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2015
This weekend the Cincinnati Pops pays tribute to the music of Stephen Foster and other songs rooted in the American experience with “American Originals,” performed by veteran and emerging Roots musicians.  

Reality for the Holidays

Over the Rhine returns for another “reality Christmas” and news of a new venue

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
With Blood Oranges in the Snow, Over the Rhine treats the Christmas album as a major artistic statement that questions the holiday’s celebratory nature as much as it acknowledges it.    

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