WILMINGTON — Songs, stories and 30 years of music will be at the Murphy Theatre on Friday, March 15 as Over the Rhine gives locals a special performance to celebrate the release of their new album.
Love & Revelation is the first new music in four years for the husband and wife duo of Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist. Detweiler told the News Journal that, to celebrate, they decided to hold a pop-up concert.
“We were feeling spontaneous and we didn’t have a concert booked on the day of the release. So, Karin and I got to talking one evening, we thought why don’t we just drive 15 minutes up the road and play our release concert in Wilmington at the beautiful Murphy Theatre,” said Detweiler.
“It’s a really beautiful and immersive album,” said Brenna Sexton, tour publicist for all Eyes Media. “The emotionally-charged tracks are full of grief, but like much of their music, have a strong undercurrent of positivity and hope for the future.”
Detweiler told the News Journal each of their albums reflects a particular chapter in their lives and hopes that each one is somewhat unique.
“Love & Revelation is the musical embodiment of our lives in 2019,” he said.
Love & Revelation reflects the last four years with Sexton, describing it as, “a thoughtful and intelligent take on grief, as the pair navigate personal loss and contemplate the future after America’s recent directional shift. Featuring tracks that are both soulful and haunting, their music is delivered with strength and empathy through Bergquist’s warm vocals, showcasing the pair’s timeless craft and understated, yet powerful sound that continues to resonate.”
Detweiler has always viewed music as therapeutic and he hopes that as people are listening to their songs that they realize they’re not alone with how they feel.
Joining them on stage will be the band featuring musicians that Detweiler described as some of the best in the country, including; Jay Bellerose, a drummer who has toured and recorded for Alison Krauss among others; Jennifer Condos on bass, who played with the likes of Stevie Nicks and Ray La Montagne; multi-instrumentalist Bradley Meinerding who has played with OTR for over four years; and Dan Dorff who has toured with many musicians and this will be one of the first times he has played with OTR on stage.
The duo has established a reputation for delivering genuine, heartfelt stories of the human condition that are both intimate and provocative. Their thoughtful lyrics are often inspired by time and place, with each album representing a certain chapter in their lives – what they have experienced, and the resulting emotional landscape.
Following a run of shows this spring, Over the Rhine will host their fourth annual Nowhere Else Festival over Memorial Day Weekend on their farm in Martinsville. The event brings together over 1,000 fans and friends for a weekend of music, art, and conversation.
To get tickets, call the Murphy at 937-382-3643, visit themurphytheatre.org, or visit overtherhine.com
Reach John Hamilton at 937-382-2574