After more than 15 years making music, it’s obvious Ohio duo Over The Rhine is in it for the long haul, and for keeps. Each year Over The Rhine returns to The Taft Theatre to celebrate another year of hard work with their longtime fans. The band will play a mix of holiday tunes and fan favorites from their extensive repertoire. After spending the year supporting acts such as Lucinda Williams, appearing on World Café, and representing our music culture to the rest of the world, Over The Rhine should be welcomed home gratefully for being ambassadors of the city of Cincinnati.
Special guest, Ben Sollee is known for his thrilling cello-playing that incorporates new techniques to create a unique mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz and R&B, Sollee possesses rough-smooth-smoky vocal stylings and a knack for intricate arrangements that has brought about comparisons to Sufjan Stevens. Sollee shares himself completely with his audience, whether it be by personal lyrics, or his commitment to the environment. Sollee can often be found riding a bicycle to his concerts (cello strapped to the back), which have become legendary for their intimacy.
Much like going to see The Nutcracker or going to check out the trains, the holiday Over The Rhine show is a holiday tradition in Cincinnati.
Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com, The Taft Theatre box office, and by phone at 800-745-3000.