March 26, 1998

P.O. Box 12078
Cincinnati, OH 45212

March 26, 1998

Hello e-mail Friends,

This is Linford Detweiler. I’ve been thinking about shortening the last name to Wilder, but that’s neither here nor there. I’m writing to say, hello. It’s been a while.

I have not been trapped under a large, heavy object. Shelly left town and I used to pass her notes in study hall, which she in turn would pass along to you, but her chair is empty.

I’ve been doing a fair amount of staying hidden, writing, thinking, playing the piano late at night, the usual.

I wanted to make sure you knew about an Over the Rhine concert this Saturday. A number of people are flying in to see the concert, and it could be a pivotal evening for our wobbly apple cart. There’s a lot of talk right now about the band getting signed, and there’s the possibility of a two-month tour with an established act which would be a terrific opportunity for us to see North America once again, and give a lot of people the chance to hear about us for the first time.

Anyway, we could sure use your company Saturday evening to show these people we do have a few friends in this world. Hope to see you out there.

Also, we’re going to give our set a practice run at the OtR office at 39 East Court Street Friday afternoon at 1 pm. Anybody that shows up with a Bogart’s ticket is welcome to be a part of the tiny audience. We’re going to be playing seven un-recorded songs at Bogart’s and we can use the practice. Just feel free to stop on by.

(Over the Rhine and special guest, Mysteries of Life, at Bogart’s, Saturday, March 28, 1998. Doors open at 7:30, show at 8:00 pm. $10 tickets at Bogart’s box office, 513 281-8400, or select-a-seat.)

Bon Courage,