Monday, February 21, 2005
Drunkard's prayer
Couple of months ago had the pleasure of witnessing my first Over the Rhine concert.

Was just Karen on vocals and Linford on piano. For much of the night, the sound made feel like I belonged in a musty dim-lit bar, in the back, a cigarette dangling from one hand and a scotch in the other. I don't even smoke or drink.

And then they perform a cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" and Karen's silky voice soared to heaven and back. Breathtaking. I'm lost in the irony that the deepest relgious experience I found in a semester of seminary I discovered in a bar.

Their new album releases the end of March, and Paste Music has two tracks available for free download.

Good stuff.

posted by Peter at 11:44 AM
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