On a cool, crisp evening in New York, the fans of Over the Rhine descended into the cellar of Le Poisson Rouge. The real life couple of Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler rose to the stage starting off with “Born” off their 2005 Drunkard’s Prayer album. The crowd was in for a treat as Karin thanked the masses for coming to their holiday tour. Getting down to the holiday spirit, Karin crooned “All I Ever Get For Christmas in Blue” with her signature pipes. Before continuing the festive caroling with “White Horse”, Linford asked his wife if it was true that she once put a plastic horse under the Christmas tree in the hopes it would be a real horse Christmas morning. Karin admitted she did and that her mother was relieved when there was no Christmas morning miracle.
Then the evening really heated up when the cable to the kick drum shocked the drummer as they started into “I’m On A Roll”. They dug deep into their 20 years of songwritng to fulfill a request by singing “Suitcase” from their double album Ohio. Though they did treated fans to oldies but goodies, they played a majority from their latest album The Long Surrender, including “The King Knows How”, “Undamned”, “All My Favorite People” and “Rave On”. The pair also debuted a new song “Sacred Ground” and a new as-yet-named holiday tune. Of course they dusted the set with Christmas songs from their previous holiday recording Snow Angels. The true Christmas gift was their Hank Williams cover of “Still in Love With You” with the accompaniment of openers, The Milk Carton Kids.
All I Ever Get For Christmas Is Blue
I’m on a Roll
The King Knows How
Sacred Ground (new song)
New Christmas song
North Pole Man
All My Favorite People
Still In Love With You (Hank Williams cover)