Over the Rhine from the album Love & Revelation available on Great Speckled Dog Records (by Bryant Liggett)
Love & Revelation begins on a break-up ballad and a get out of town tune with “Los Lunas,” the opening cut on the latest from Over the Rhine. The track paints those two scenarios, situations that have been captured in song countless times; your relationship ends, and the one place you want to be is anywhere but here…. ‘I cried all the way from Los Lunas to Santa Fe, and on to Raton. None of us wanted things to end this way, but one of us had to be wrong’. That is the setting for the Love & Revelation’s overall mood; quiet and contemplative, sad but hopeful. Backed by a band who lay a solid and soulful foundation, singer-songwriters Karin Berquist and partner/husband Linford Detweiler deliver honest ache, handing it to you with soft care.
The title track of Love & Revelation is a beautiful dose of AM Gold, tuning into radio of the 1970’s. The guitar work that kicks off the following cut, “Making Pictures”, gracefully leads into a beautiful ballad. “Rocking Chair” is another highway song, an acceptance of life on the road while missing things that stay back at home where you lay your head, ‘goodbye rocking chair, the long road beckons and you’ll find us out there, lookin’ for the song in a traveler’s prayer, who’ll watching over our rocking chair?’ The Love & Revelation finisher in “An American in Belfast” stays mostly in instrumental territory; Karin Berquist providing a subtle hum over a plucked guitar, quickly joined by an ambient pedal steel. It’s an apt closer for an album that drips emotion. (by Bryant Liggett)
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