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

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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 130 days ago
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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.    
by mbreen 10.29.2014
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New York Times Streams Over the Rhine’s New Holiday Release

Veteran local group preps for ‘Blood Oranges in the Snow’ release and Christmas tour

Over the Rhine is releasing its third Christmas album, Blood Oranges in the Snow, on Nov. 4, but The New York Times’ website is offering an early listen through its “Press Play” website. Click here to listen. The album, which follows previous “reality Christmas” efforts Snow Angels and The Darkest Night of the Year, is available now for pre-order here. Pre-orders of the CD will instantly receive a digital version of the album. OTR’s Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist will do some acoustic dates after Blood Oranges’ release, beginning next week in Washington state. The duo’s “Acoustic Christmas” tour officially begins Dec. 5 in Virginia and culminates with OTR’s annual hometown holiday show at the Taft Theatre on Dec. 20. Tickets for the all-ages show can be purchased here or here. 

Over the Rhine Plays Hometown Show for New Double Album

Plus, local artists umin, The Sleepin' Dogs and Electric Citizen celebrate new releases

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Veteran Cincinnati Roots/Pop group Over the Rhine returns for a homecoming show in support of its critically acclaimed new double album, Meet Me at the Edge of the World. Plus, local artists umin, The Sleepin' Dogs and Electric Citizen also celebrate new releases with area shows.   
by Mike Breen 08.22.2013

Local Concert Photography Exhibition Coming Soon

Art Academy's 'Reverberation' exhibit spotlights 25 years of musical performances in Greater Cincinnati

Beginning Sept. 3 at the Art Academy of Cincinnati's Childlaw Gallery (1212 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine), the people behind the massive photography exhibition FotoFocus will set their lenses on the many great concert photographers in the region. Reverberation: Capturing the Live Music Experience will coincide with the MidPoint Music Festival, located just off the 12th Street MidPoint Midway (the strip featuring vendors, food, live music the box truck carnival and much more). Hours will be extended during MPMF, with the exhibit staying open until 9 p.m. on Sept. 26 and 10 p.m. on Sept. 27-28. (Normal hours, starting Sept. 3, are 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Mondays-Fridays, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays). The exhibit closes Sept. 29. The work of 29 artists will be featured in the exhibit, including shots from legends like Melvin Grier (an award-winning photojournalist who shot many years for The Cincinnati Post) and Michael Wilson (whose portraits have been featured on the covers of albums by The Replacements, Over the Rhine, Lyle Lovett, Ron Sexmith and many others), as well as Maurice Mattei, Sean Hughes, Keith Klenowski and Kara Smarsh. (Click on the names to check out some of the artists' work.)