Like fine wine, local legends Over the Rhine have gotten better with age. From their first show at Sudsy Malone’s (about 20 folks showed up to see it) to their various record deals (I.R.S. and Virgin/Backporch) and back to their DIY roots (which has given them some of their biggest successes yet), OtR is marking two decades of gorgeous, soulful music-making.
Founding members (and wife/husband team) Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler played a two-night retrospective of their careers last December at the Taft Theatre, reuniting the first night with original members Ric Hordinski and Brian Kelley for a romp through the band's earliest music. A live recording of that show, Live From Nowhere Vol. 4, is available on two CDs; if you order via the band's web site you also get MP3s of the full set. They brought their anniversary tour to Moonlite Gardens at Coney Island in September.
Over the Rhine returns for their annual Homecoming Holiday Show Saturday night at the Taft. Tickets are $15-$35.