October 3, 2007

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Cincinnati, OH 45212

October 3, 2007

Over the Rhine’s Ohio Homecoming

Greetings all,

Hello from sunny St. Louis. After a memorable, truly spectacular run down the West Coast from Seattle to San Diego, past redwoods and whales, we headed east through the desert, watched an eery, violet sunset, greeted a massive moon rising, waved at Pike’s Peak, woke to the morning snowfall across the top of the rockies outside of Denver, felt the restless wind of the wide open Kansas grasslands on our faces, crossed the rivers, covered the miles, lived to tell. Yesterday we drove through a Missouri downpour, and here we are today: feet back on the solid ground of the Midwest. 

Tonight we play the storied Duck Room at Blueberry Hill in St. Louis, owned by none other than the man Chuck Berry himself. 

This Friday, it’s the beautiful Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington, Indiana, a town that has been good to our music. (We recorded much of Ohio there, mixed Drunkard’s Prayer and Snow Angels there, mastered Good Dog Bad Dog there back in the day…) Not to mention the fact that Karin and I will be celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary that evening, on the road, together. 

Saturday, October 6, 2007, we cross the border arriving home in Ohio after 4 long weeks of spreading the music of The Trumpet Child around America. We’ll be performing for the first time this Saturday at the beautiful Wexner Center in Columbus – a dream come true for us. William Wegman is currently showing his whimsical photographs of Weimaraners at the Wexner, so you can be sure we’ll be checking out his show earlier in the day and invite you to do the same. Hope you can join us for this very special evening of dogs and music!

This current month-long leg of The Trumpet Child tour ends in Morgantown, WV, on Sunday, October 7, with a performance for syndicated radio show Mountain Stage. Do join us if you can. We’ll be meeting up with our old friend Amy Rigby there who is also performing and has been living in France. We expect a full report.

Check out OvertheRhine.com for more details on the above.

Thanks for all the support and encouragement along the way. It means the world.

More soon I’m sure,

Linford for Over the Rhine