Over the Rhine is currently celebrating ten years of music and recording, ten years of incredible insomnia, ten years of redreaming the world, ten years of show business - all it what you will. The songwriting team, that sprouted when the voice of Karin Bergquist and the words of Linford Detweiler first got into bed together, has grown deep roots in the shadow of the Ohio River and branched out far beyond.
In the last ten years, Over the Rhine's music has taken Karin and Linford (and the unpredictable array of musical nightwatchmen, metaphysical houseguests and guitar theologians with whom they surround themselves) around North America repeatedly, as well as to Europe for weeks at a time on six different occasions.
Over the Rhine has released seven full-length recordings and performed alongside a host of notable peers and mentors including Cowboy Junkies (100+ dates), Adrian Belew (21 dates), Shawn Colvin, Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan (5 dates), Squeeze (37 dates), Jane Siberry and Bruce Cockburn among others.
Artist as established as Sarah McLachlan have sought out Karin Bergquist to express their admiration for her work. Emerging acts such as Sixpence None The Richer have cited Over the Rhine as an important influence.