, Derry, New Hampshire

September 27, 2012

Over the Rhine heads to Londonderry

By James Niedzinski

---- — LONDONDERRY — While Over the Rhine can refer to the neighborhood in Ohio, the duo of the same name is coming to the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Musician Linford Detweiler and vocalist Karin Bergquist take the stage at 8 p.m.

They don’t limit themselves to one particular genre of music, but it is almost always acoustic.

Detweiler said he plays the piano, guitar and bass, switching onstage constantly.

”We play everything from blues and gospel to folk and country,” he said.

Their 22-show tour, which started on Sept. 27, celebrates the release of their 21st album, “The Long Surrender.” Somewhat of a concept album, “The Long Surrender” deals with the acceptance of letting go and the struggle people go through, Detweiler said.

The married musicians have not come to the area recently, but are eager to return to New England.

”Are you kidding? We love it up there this time of year,” he said.

One of Detweiler’s favorite part about live performances are trying out new songs. The audience gets a feel for something new and unusual, while the band further understands the audience and what they want, he said.

Managing a band and maintianing a marriage are tough enough on their own, but combining them can be even more strenuous. Although, the long tours and musical process has only strengthened their relationship, Detweiler said.

“It’s not for the faint of heart,” he added.

For more information on Over the Rhine, call the Tupelo Music Hall at 437-5100.