Over the Rhine
If a band can last two decades, it must be doing something right. Throw in a marriage, and you’ve got the recipe for Over the Rhine‘s long and lasting courtship with listeners who favor the group’s darkly nuanced, semi-alternative rock. Singer Karin Bergquist and Edge-imitating guitarist Linford Detweiler, the group’s leading duo, are every bit as artsy and sensual as acts such as Sixpence None the Richer and Cowboy Junkies (the latter of which they’ve joined as backing musicians). Over the Rhine has such an intense following that the group is able to pull off stunts like a coffee brand and a 126-page songbook to accompany its latest album, The Trumpet Child. So why not indulge your deep urge for commitment?