REVIEW: Over the Rhine @ the Triple Door (Seattle, WA – 11/17/12)
FYI… PHOTOS of the SHOW at the BOTTOM
How many times can you see a band and finally get tired of them? I honestly can’t answer that question. After 50+ times seeing Over the Rhine over more than a decade, in various venues and cities and states, I’ll still drive 10 hours over a 30 hour period to go see them because they’re not playing anywhere closer.
I had seen Jeffrey Foucault in September at the Triple Door in downtown Seattle. At that time, I had never been there, and after seeing the set-up, tasting the menu, and witnessing their light-show, I viewed their calendar and noted that they had the sole Over the Rhine show in the PacNW this fall. I bought my OTR tickets via my iPhone during the Jeffrey Foucault intermission.
This show was billed as “An Acoustic Evening with Over the Rhine,” and it featured the husband-wife duo of Linford Detweiler (piano, guitars, vocals) and Karin Bergquist (vocals, guitars) with drums/percussive support from Nick Radina.
The set was heavily from The Long Surrender (the album from late 2010/early 2011, depending on how you got it). That record is a gem; so I didn’t mind its heavy presence on Saturday. They also threw in some new songs that should make their way onto their upcoming album, The Farm (GO HERE for more on how to support that 2013 album)…
Setlist: ~1 hr 45 mins
- All My Favorite People
- The Laugh Of Recognition
- Sacred Ground [new song]
- Earthbound Love Song (aka Johnny & June)
- Gonna Let My Soul Catch My Body [new song]
- The King Knows How
- Blue Jean Sky [new song]
- Favorite Time of Light
- Let It Fall [new song]
- Little Did I Know
- All I Need Is Everything
- Encore: Rave On
- Watching the Wheels [John Lennon]
- Drunkard’s Prayer
- Latter Days
As far as the new songs, “Sacred Ground” seems like a classic favorite already. They debuted it last fall, and I loved it immediately. The chorus doesn’t seem like a “tradition OTR song,” but it really works well with both Karin & Linford singing. “Blue Jean Sky” had some nice imagery, as well as a repeated line of “kick ass beauty.” The main set and encore cappers from Good Dog Bad Dog made me happy as well… all in all, another gorgeous evening by two of my favorite musical friends.
more photos below
they’re a bit grainy when
you blow them up (sorry…
we were mid-crowd)
The Appropriate Linkage:
- Over the Rhine’s Site
- Over the Rhine’s Social Media Links (see below)
- My Other Related Reviews~
- The Triple Door’s Site / Facebook / Twitter
Next show for me… Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band at the Rose Garden (Portland 11/28).
OVER THE RHINE PHOTOS
all pictures (cc) 2012 Daniel Temmesfeld,
you may use freely under a creative commons attribution
(click for larger)