I was able to see my favorite band on Saturday night... Cincinnati's own Over the Rhine. Each year they end their tour by performing a show at the Taft and everyone leaves the show feeling as though they have just spent a couple of hours with their coolest and most talented friends. They are incredible musicians in every sense of the word... each lyric is pure poetry and all of their songs are played with both passion and compassion.
Both Linford and Karin (the leads/producers) also seem to be just incredibly kind people. I receive e-mail updates from the tour written by Linford. Here is a part of his note written just before their final show...
After we played in Denver, we rec'd a beautiful letter from a listener who said,
"I felt my soul being pieced back together while you played."
May that be a blessing for all of us: As the year winds down, may we feel our souls being pieced back together.
Another listener at Seattle's Sunday night show wrote and said, "I've listened to Drunkard's Prayer until it was worn to a polish like a string of rosary beads - each song a prayer for the Desperate and Hopeful."
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Let's find each other, and gather all of us in a room, the desperate, the hopeful, anyone who longs to piece their soul back together: All are welcome here.
We'll be lookin' for you.
Peace like a river,
Linford and Karin of Over the Rhine
Humility, Gratitude and Kindness.
Thank You, OTR, for sharing your talents.