- Released: August 21, 2007
- Label: Great Speckled Dog
Uncut - p.964 stars out of 5
-- "Their fail-safe device is Berquist's voice, a lush instrument redolent of nightclubs, roadhouses and Mississippi riverboats."
No Depression - p.106
"Bergquist's voice has always been sultry, but here she's at the top of her game, scatting, soothing and seducing."
Q (Magazine) - p.1093 stars out of 5
-- "A handsome, Madeleine Peyroux-ish affair....[With] Berquist's feline purr conjuring a dimly lit world..."
The Word (magazine) (p.102) - "[R]ight from the swelling brass that open their tenth album, they know exactly how to invoke the Crescent City's twin spirits, those both stately and sleazy."
- 1.I Don't Wanna Waste Your Time
- 3.I'm on a Roll
- 4.Nothing Is Innocent
- 5.The Trumpet Child
- 6.Entertaining Thoughts
- 7.Who'm I Kiddin' But Me
- 8.Let's Spend the Day in Bed
- 9.Desperate for Love
- 10.Don't Wait for Tom
- 11.If a Song Could Be President
Over the Rhine: Karen Bergquist, Linford Detweiler.
Personnel: Linford Detweiler (vocals, acoustic guitar, nylon-string guitar, piano, tack piano, electric piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer organ, vibraphone); Karen Bergquist (vocals, acoustic guitar, nylon-string guitar); Brad Jones (electric guitar, harmonium, organ, chamberlin, upright bass, percussion); Matt Slocum (electric guitar); Rick Plant (slide guitar); Chris Carmichael (violin, viola, cello); David Henry (cello); Jim Hoke (alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone, vibraphone); Neil Rosengarden (trumpet, valve trombone); Byron House (upright bass); Mickey Grimm, Lindsay Jamieson, Devon Ashley (drums, percussion).
Additional personnel: Tony Paoletta (pedal steel guitar); David Henry , Jim Hoke, Matt Slocum , Neil Rosengarden, Rick Plant, Chris Carmichael, Mickey Grimm, Lindsay Jamieson, Devon Ashley, Brad Jones .
Audio Mixer: Brad Jones .
Liner Note Author: Linford Detweiler.
Recording information: Alex The Great Studios, Nashville, TN; Nowhere Farm.
Illustrators: Amy Seiffert; Rob Seifert.
Photographer: Michael Wilson .
Since the early 1990s, Ohio folk-rockers Over the Rhine have been turning out their idiosyncratic blend of singer-songwriter fare with jazzy, Rickie Lee Jones-ish touches and a dash of almost cabaret-like theatricality for a hardcore cult audience. THE TRUMPET CHILD expands their sound to include everything from horn sections to cello and exotic rhythms, while the cooing, wispy vocals of Karin Bergquist provide longtime admirers with a link to their beloved band's long history.