After more than 20 years of making music, it's obvious that Ohio duo Over The Rhine is in it for the long haul. Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist, named to Paste magazine's list of 100 Best Living Songwriters, began performing together in 1990 in local Cincinnati clubs and gathering places. Their first show drew about 20 people, most of them friends. But even from this somewhat humble beginning, audiences knew that they had stumbled onto something special. Treating their listeners like family, Karin and Linford kept them close with simple candle-lit stages and playful handwritten newsletters, but it was the band's songs above all that continued to draw in more and more committed fans. Karin's voice, full of longing and love, seeming to pierce the soul, has become the unmistakable focal point of Over The Rhine's richly spiritual music.