Over the Rhine

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Jazz Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": folk indie female vocalists alt-country alternative rock pop singer-songwriter christian Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
Links online: Lyrics Official Homepage Wikipedia

Biography

Linford Detweiler (bass/keyboards) and Karin Bergquist (vocals/guitar) met while studying at Malon College in Canton, Ohio, and formed Over The Rhine in 1989. The duo, who would later augment their professional union with a personal one, were joined by Ric Hordinski (guitar) and Brian Kelley (drums) for the release of the band’s 1991 debut Till We Have Faces. This arty indie pop collection rarely took flight, but when it did (‘Like A Radio’, ‘If I’m Drowning’) the results were encouraging. The follow-up Patience, released in 1992, suffered from the same murky production as its predecessor, but once again the combination of Detweiler’s literate songwriting and Bergquist’s sultry vocals shone through on a number of stand-out tracks, notably the opening ‘Jacksie’ and ‘I’ve Been Slipping’. The quartet’s growing reputation led to a contract with I.R.S. Records, who re-released the band’s first...

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