Letters

August 19, 2005

OVER THE RHINE
P.O. Box 12078
Cincinnati, OH 45212

August 19, 2005

Pour me a glass of wine
Talk deep into the night
Who knows what we’ll find

Intuition, deja vu
The holy ghost haunting you
Whatever you got
I don’t mind

I was born to laugh
I learned to laugh
Through my tears

I was born to love
I’m gonna learn to love
Without fear

“Born” (c) Over the Rhine, from the new release “Drunkard’s Prayer”

Over the Rhine IN CONCERT, with special guest Kim Taylor:

Fri Aug 26: Lexington KY, The Dame

Sat Aug 27: Cincinnati OH, CONEY ISLAND MOONLITE GARDENS. (One of our all-time favorite venues. Join us at this historic and lovely outdoor amphitheater in front of a hometown crowd, beneath the stars, down by the muddy Ohio River.) Tickets for this special ALL AGES show are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 513.241.7469 or 513.562.4949, as well as on-line:

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/16003AFA018E923E?artistid=753213&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

Or you can pick up tickets at the door at Coney Island on the day of the show — no one will be turned away.

More dreamy, late summer nights:

Fri Sep 02: Columbus OH, Little Brothers
Sat Sep 03: Pittsburgh PA, Club Cafe
Sun Sep 4: Vienna VA, Jammin’ Java
Tue Sep 6: Somerville MA, Johnny D’s
Wed Sep 07: New York NY, Mercury Lounge
Thu Sep 08: Philadelphia PA, Theatre of Living Arts
Fri Sep 09: Northampton MA, Iron Horse Music Hall

We hope to see you!

Please share these above dates… There’s still no word like your word of mouth.

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And back-to-schoolers:

Visit overtherhine.com to fill in any lonely spaces in your cd collection.
“Over the Rhine attempts to create the musical equivalent of a pair of wings…”

DRUNKARD’S PRAYER — “The latest cd, recorded in the living room of The Grey Ghost, is possibly the most intimate offering from Over the Rhine thus far… Unforgettable songs, beautiful, real, close to the bone…”

CHANGES COME — “This concert recording captures a cathartic, electric night on the OHIO tour…”

OHIO — A sprawling double album that critics referred to as “a cry from the ravaged heartland” and “necessary, ambitious pop music…” See for yourself…

THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR — A private collection of songs off the beaten track including a post-9/11 version of Neil Young’s Helpless…

FILMS FOR RADIO — A richly arranged project that took Over the Rhine to over 13 countries in Europe and around North America…

AMATEUR SHORTWAVE RADIO — Happy Birthday to us: a musical cake baked from scratch that celebrated a decade of musical exploration…

BESIDES — Our first behind-the-scenes collection of oft-requested Over the Rhine moments that were never officially released…

THE DARKEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR — An alternative to jingly, syrupy fare, this after dark collection “conjures some of the real mystery of Christmas, snowy open spaces, frozen stars, warm lamp-lit rooms…”

GOOD DOG BAD DOG — Many writers have referred to this collection as the band’s “homespun masterpiece…” Thanks to you, this cd has had a good life.

EVE — “A tempestuous, adventurous, rambunctious exploration of lost innocence and more…” Enjoy.

PATIENCE — A dreamy collection of songs that landed Over the Rhine a national record deal and the seeds of a fantastic following that has stuck around for years.

TILL WE HAVE FACES — The band’s earliest songs, recorded in what sounds like heaven’s three car garage, the songs that started it all…

And don’t forget Linford’s spare instrumental recordings:

I DON’T THINK THERE’S NO NEED TO BRING NOTHIN’
GREY GHOST STORIES
UNSPOKEN REQUESTS

Music for writing, thinking, studying, painting, birthing, and especially nursing — or so we’re told…

Drink your life down deep, breathe, open wide, bust on through.

Thanks for listening — without you, we’d be homeless.

Lookin’ forward to layin’ eyes on you soon, hopefully,

Over the Rhine

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