My wife and I just went out to dinner and a concert last night. Downtown Greenville has a number of excellent restaurants, and Chicora Alley is no exception. It’s right above Spill the Beans for those of you in the area.
We saw Rosie Thomas and Over the Rhine in concert at the Handlebar, a smallish venue on Stone Avenue. Rosie was an absolute kick, an accoustic folk vocalist with something of an alter ego between songs.
Over the Rhine was great. Fronted by husband and wife team Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist, Karin’s vocals, the band’s mix of americana, with touches of blues, soul, and jazz, Linford’s storytelling between songs, the jam/solo fun during several songs, and the thoughtful song writing made for a very enjoyable show. The songs remind one of a number of different artists: Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlin, Sixpence None the Richer, Sheryl Crow, and hints of influences from the likes of Tom Waits, Bob Dillon, and others in that vein.
Plus they have an album titled “Till We Have Faces.”
Anyway, check it out.