spacer.png, 0 kB
2011 Fall/Winter Tour With Over The Rhine
Written by admin   
Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Check out the complete list of dates below.

Thursday, Sept. 22 — Albquerque, NM. Kimo Theatre
Friday, Sept. 23 — Durango, CO. Smiley Theatre
Sunday, Oct. 2 — San Francisco, CA. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
Tuesday, Oct. 4 — Salt Lake City, UT. The State Room
Thursday, Oct. 6 — Denver, CO. The Soiled Dove
Friday, Oct. 7 — Denver, CO. The Soiled Dove
Saturday, Oct. 8 — Ft. Worth, TX. Billy Bob’s (Supporting Lucinda Williams)
Sunday, Oct. 9 — Houston, TX. Warehouse Live (Supporting Lucinda Williams)
Tuesday, Oct. 11 — Little Rock, ARK. Juanita’s (Supporting Lucinda Williams)

Wednesday, Oct. 12 — St. Louis, MO. The Pageant (Supporting Lucinda Wiliams)

Thursday, Oct. 27 — Pittsburgh, PA. Club Cafe
Friday, Oct. 28 — Canton, OH. Malone University
Saturday, Oct. 29 — Ft. Wayne, IN. C2G Music Hall
Saturday, Nov. 5 — Louisville, KY. Bombard Theatre at The Kentucky Center
Sunday, Nov. 13 — Los Angeles, CA. El Rey
Tuesday, Nov. 15 — San Francisco, CA. Great American Music Hall
Thursday, Nov. 17 — Portland, OR. The Aladdin Theatre
Friday, Nov. 18 — Seattle, WA. The Triple Door
Saturday, Nov. 19 — Seattle, WA. The Triple Door
Sunday, Nov. 20 — Seattle, WA. The Triple Door
Friday, Dec. 2 — Boston, MA. Berklee Performance Center
Saturday, Dec. 3 — New York, NY  Le Poisson Rouge
Sunday, Dec. 4 — Alexandria, VA. The Birchmere
Monday, Dec. 5 — Philadelphia, PA. World Café Live
Wednesday, Dec. 7 — Columbus, OH. The Lincoln Theatre
Thursday, Dec. 8 — Kent, OH. The Kent Stage
Friday, Dec. 9 — Grand rapids, MI. Calvin College
Saturday, Dec. 10 — Chicago, IL. Old Town School of Folk
Sunday, Dec. 18 — Cincinnati, OH. The Taft Theatre!Google!Facebook!Slashdot!Technorati!StumbleUpon!Furl!Yahoo!Free social bookmarking plugins and extensions for Joomla! websites!
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 20 September 2011 )
Over The Rhine TRAIN TOUR 2011
Written by admin   
Sunday, 11 September 2011

 with guests Michael Wilson (photographer) and Lynn Neal (Naturalist)
Albuquerque, NM - Durango, CO - Pagosa Springs - Chama, NM - Albuquerque September 22-29, 2011


Journey with Over the Rhine’s Linford Detweiler, Karin Bergquist and friends on a spectacular journey filled with unforgettable scenery, great train rides and fantastic music as we travel into the magical San Juan Mountains of Colorado and New Mexico!

We will ride legendary narrow-gauge steam trains just as the aspen leaves are turning gold an autumn comes to the high peaks: the world-famous Durango & Silverton, and North America's longest, highest and most remote narrow gauge railroad, The Cumbres & Toltec.

And the music! You’ll be one of a maxium of 70 patrons, seeing some of the finest, most exciting musicians working today up close and personal... We'll have concerts almost every night, with two public and three exclusive private shows scheduled ....and impromptu picking parties and singalongs are liable to spring up at any moment!


Silverton, CO

Grand Imperial

Pagosa Springs

2007 Chama Group Photo

Pagosa Springs

Open Air Car

Chama Patio

This is one of our most popular journeys. See just how much fun Roots on the Narrow Gauge really is... click here to watch Gretchen Peters’ video of the great time she had as one of our performers on the 2009 trip.

Naturalist Lynn Neal will be with us to point out the fascinating flora, fauna and topography of this remarkable region. Photographer Michael Wilson will be part of the journey as well; his portraits of of the 2010 Over the Rhine Across The West particpants were a memorable highlight - and he’ll once again be offering the incerdible gift of his talent to our patrons.

Traveling solo or with friends, returning Roots on the Railer or newcomer... a warm welcome awaits you. We promise you, you won't find a better group of people to hang out or travel with anywhere!

Thanks so much for an amazing week! We made lots of new friends, discovered new (to us) musicians,and came home happy, tired and smelling like a bonfire. Who could want more? See you next year! - Trip participants (couple)




We'll gather in Albuquerque on Thursday, September 22, for a kickoff concert and a night at our comfortable hotel. Friday, we board a chartered motor coach for the drive through the stark southwestern landscape of buttes and mesas to Durango, Colorado, the gateway city of the "Silver San Juans," at 6,600 feet above sea level. We have the afternoon free to explore this fascinating town, then a show that evening and overnight accommodations.

On Saturday, September 24 we board the storied Durango and Silverton Railroad for the unforgettable trip to Silverton, twisting through the Canyon of the Rio de las Animas Perditas ("The River of Lost Souls") on rails three feet apart in a land where no roads reach. Silverton is now a quiet hamlet of 500 year-round residents, but at one time it was the nexus of the booming mining industry. Nestled in a mountain valley at 9,300 feet, one steps into another era when one steps off the train. Once we check into the vintage Grand Imperial Hotel, the afternoon is free for exploring. Late afternoon sees an open mic, fantastic all-you-can-eat barbeque dinner and intimate private show.

Hiking, jeep and mine tours are favorite activities Sunday morning, with everyone returning to town for departure early in the afternoon, retracing the rails to Durango (some of our best on-board singalongs have taken place on this leg of the trip), where we board our motor coach for the easy trip to the resort at Pagosa Springs, our home for the next two nights. Native peoples have visited the springs on the banks of the San Juan River for thousands of years, and the thermal pools are ours to enjoy 24/7. Monday is a day free to explore: soak in the springs, or join us on the optional trip to the Ancestral Puebloan ruins of nearbyChimney Rock. A private show caps off a full day.

Tuesday morning, we set out for Chama, New Mexico, where we board the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. The open-air platform car is a great place to take in the sights, sounds and smells of narrow-gauge mountain railroading at its most authentic. We climb from Chama, around breathtaking Windy Point to the summit of Cumbres Pass at 10,022 feet, then wind our way through wide valleys to the old railroad camp of Osier, Colorado, where lunch is served. We arrive back in Chama late in the afternoon. There's time to wash up at our hotel, then to the atmospheric High Country Restaurant for a buffet dinner and an outdoor show finale, complete with bonfire.

On Wednesday, September 28, we travel by motor coach from Chama to Santa Fe, where we have several hours for lunch, exploring downtown and the historic Plaza area. Then it's a simple drive back to Albuquerque (patrons wishing to stay longer in Santa Fe are welcome to leave us here, or take the Rail Runner back to Albuquerque later in the day) for a final night at our hotel and fond farewells. Thursday morning, some travellers head home, while others will choose to stay longer, to experience the famed Balloon Fiesta, starting on the first of October.



Over the Rhine
Mary Gauthier
Richard Shindell


Ohio-based duo Over The Rhine may not be a household name, but to call the act’s followers "fanatical" would understate the point, and they’re not shy about converting the curious.


For starters, there’s Karin Bergquist’s torchy, devil-may-care voice, brimming with Midwestern soul, unafraid to lay bare every emotional resonance. And again, there’s the life-and-death commitment dripping from her every word. "I’m either into it or I’m not, because there’s no faking it with me," Bergquist notes. "Life’s way too short for that."

"We love a good song, period," Linford Detweiler notes. "It could be an old country tune Patsy Cline is singing on a jukebox in one of our favorite Kentucky dives; it could be Lightnin’ Hopkins grumbling over a timeless blues riff; it could be Sachmo, the dignity of his voice and the joy in his horn; it could be Tom Waits kicking up the dust on the hardwood floor of a grange hall at some imaginary revival meeting - it can be all over the map musically - but what ultimately keeps us interested is the mystery of the song itself."

After more than 15 years making music, it’s obvious Over The Rhine is in it for the long haul, and for keeps. "Believe me, we don’t want to waste anybody’s time," elaborates Detweiler. "When we stop believing we’re doing our best work, we’re done. Every song has to be good, every record has to be great, every concert has to have some spiritual significance - something that we can’t quantify, something bigger than all of us."



Mary Gauthier is just about the coolest. She writes songs in the darkest of hues, probing for truth in places most of us don't choose to go, yet her concerts are joyous and uplifting affairs, and in person she exudes a warm and welcoming wisdom. She's recorded six albums - she sold her restaurant to finance her debut disc- from the acclaimed "Mercy Now" to her most recent, the stark and brilliant "The Foundling."

Mary Gauthier is an artist of the highest caliber. She counts such diverse artists as Bob Dylan and Jimmy Buffett as fans. And she hangs out with great people (by which we mean Roots on the Rails alums) as well - people like Michael Timmons (producer of The Foundling, Cowboy Junkies Train, 2006), Gurf Morlix (producer of "Filth & Fire" and "Mercy Now", Polar Bear Train 2008), Fred Eaglesmith (songwriting collaborator, leader of over a half-dozen Roots on the Rails trips) and Over the Rhine, with whom she has toured. This will be her second Roots on the Rails trip (her first was the 2005 Songwriter Train with Nancy Griffith, Tom Russell and Gretchen Peters).

For full biography, tour dates and sample tracks, click here


Saying that Richard Shindell is a songwriter is like saying Thomas Edison was a guy who liked to tinker. Over the course of eight albums, he has won an almost reverential following amongst those to whom the art of the song reigns supreme. Scott Alarik in the Boston Globe may have put it best: "Shindell is a master builder of songs, yet always leading listeners toward the emotional essence of the moment or character he is evoking. As with all master craftsmen, knowing what to leave out is as important to him as what he puts in. Shindell has uncanny sense of the theater of a song, building his ballads sparely and subtly, set to sweeping graceful melodies."

We could quote you an armful of similarly emphatic raves, but suffice it to say that even the New York Times had to reluctantly (he lives in Argentina, after all, and seldom plays the rock rooms the paper favors) concede, "OK, maybe he is the best. His set list highlighted only strengths, his voice never wavered and his band flawlessly accentuated his songs. Like two other "best" singer-songwriters, Bruce Springsteen and Lucinda Williams, he dwells on big, often difficult moments in the lives of ordinary people." Trust us. The guy's a monster writer. And a great, folk-infused guitarist. This will be Richard's first Roots on the Rails trip; we hope it will be far from his last.

For full biography, tour dates and sample tracks, click here


Michael Wilson is an American photographer and music lover who has photographed a wide array of songwriters and artists - Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, Emmylou Harris, BB King, Andy Warhol, Joe Henry, Randy Newman and many, many others. His photographs have figured prominently throughout Over the Rhine’s recorded catalog, and Karin and Linford have cited Michael as one of their most important influences, musical and otherwise. Michael will be presenting his work throughout the week and has generously agreed to make individual portraits of all who board the train – an amazing keepsake. Those interested will also have the chance to hop off the train or bus at various times, cameras in hand, and make photographs with Michael. (Photo of MW (c)Tim Andries).



It just so happens that our naturalist on board, who will be available to illuminate much of what we’re seeing, answer questions, provide some historical context etc is a Barnesville, Ohio High School graduate, former classmate and current friend of Karin’s. Lynn now resides and works and conducts research in Arizona, and has a contagious, memorable sense of humor as well.


Got questions?
E-mail Roots on the Rails at  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , call 866-484-3669 (toll free in the US & Canada) or visit "Roots on the Rails" on Facebook.!Google!Facebook!Slashdot!Technorati!StumbleUpon!Furl!Yahoo!Free social bookmarking plugins and extensions for Joomla! websites!
Last Updated ( Sunday, 11 September 2011 )
Video from Good Morning LA with Over the Rhine.
Written by admin   
Thursday, 11 November 2010!Google!Facebook!Slashdot!Technorati!StumbleUpon!Furl!Yahoo!Free social bookmarking plugins and extensions for Joomla! websites!
Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 November 2010 )
Over the Rhine - Across the West 2010
Written by admin   
Friday, 22 October 2010



November 5-10, 2010

Los Angeles - Santa Fe - Painted Desert - Petrified Forest - Winslow, AZ - Grand Canyon - Los Angeles

I'm really looking forward to this special set of shows with my friends! -Nick

 Join Over the Rhine and their friends Lucy Wainwright Roche, Mickey Grimm, Swan Dive, Michael Wilson and Lynn Neal for an unforgettable trip through the wide open spaces of the American Southwest to Santa Fe and some of our greatest National Parks... the Painted Desert, the Petrified Forest and the Grand Canyon!

 We will travel in overnight luxury in our own railroad cars from Los Angeles to Santa Fe, across the Mohave Desert, tracing the lines of Route 66, "the Mother Road", and then by chartered motorcoach to the Painted Desert, the Petrified Forest, Winslow, AZ and the Grand Canyon, before reboarding our train for the trip home.

Painted Desert

Petrified Wood

Grand Canyon

Pacific Sands

Overland Train & Pacific Sands

Overland Train Lounge

LA Union Station


Day 1, Friday, Nov. 5
Late in the afternoon we board our private section of the storied Southwest Chief at the monumental Art Deco/Mission style Los Angeles Union Station, first opened in 1939. The Southwest Chief is the modern-day incarnation of the famous Santa Fe Super Chief, the "train of the stars" in the 1930’s and 40’s. We have four chartered private cars expressly for our own use - the stunning Overland Trail, a beautifully restored club-lounge car built in 1949 for the Southern Pacific Railroad, and sleepers Pacific Sands (1950, Union Pacific), Salisbury Beach (1954, Boston & Maine) and Palm Leaf (1951, Santa Fe, built for the Super Chief). Berth space is provided, with private rooms for one or two available as well.

During the evening, as the train climbs Cajon Pass, we will mingle in the lounge and watch our train slice through the night. The Southwest Chief heads into the heart of the Mojave Desert, tracing the lines of Route 66, "the Mother Road," through Kingman, Seligman and Flagstaff, Arizona.

Day 2, Saturday, Nov. 6
A leisurely brunch awaits as we roll through Navajo Country, past Gallup and Albuquerque, with midafternoon arrival in Santa Fe. We have the rest of the day free to explore this fascinating city. In the evening, we’ll have a concert in town, with our rail cars serving as our hotel for the night.

We board our chartered motorcoach for a day of exploration west to the multi-hued badlands of the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest National Park. With one of the world's largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood, historic structures, archeological sites, and displays of over 200-million-year-old fossils, this is a surprising land of scenic wonders and fascinating science. Our on-board naturalist, Lynn Neal, will provide commentary about the flora, fauna and culture of this fascinating region. Late in the afternoon, we arrive in Winslow, Arizona, at our home for the next two nights, the stunning La Posada Hotel and Gardens. After a buffet dinner at the renowned Turquoise Room Restaurant, we will enjoy a private Over the Rhine concert in the La Posada ballroom.

Our Naturalist, Lynn Neal
Petrified Forest

Day 3, Sunday, Nov. 7

Day 4, Monday, Nov. 8
Monday is a day to relax, enjoying the buildings and grounds of La Posada. This historic Harvey House was designed by pioneering architect Mary Jane Colter in 1929 and recently reopened to the public. A workshop and open mic during the day are followed by another private Over the Rhine concert this evening.

Day 5, Tuesday, Nov. 9
Bright and early, we depart Winslow for the Grand Canyon, whose powerful and inspiring landscape overwhelms one’s senses through its sheer immensity. Summertime heat and crowds have given way to crisp autumn air and the chance for unhurried contemplation of this awe-inspiring vista. Returning to La Posada late in the day, we enjoy a final appetizer buffet before reboarding our private sleeping cars. The overnight trip back to Los Angeles will pass quickly, with easy conviviality and socializing in the lounge car.

Day 6, Wednesday, Nov. 10
Arrival in Los Angeles scheduled for 8:15 am Wednesday.

Questions? E-mail Sarah at Roots on the Rails ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ) call 866-484-3669 (toll free in US & Canada) or 802-258-1397.

Over the Rhine
Lucy Wainwright Roche
Swan Dive
Mickey Grimm




Over the Rhine is headed by the husband-and-wife team of bassist/pianist/guitarist Linford Detweiler and vocalist/guitarist Karin Bergquist. The band's namesake and place of origin is the Cincinnati, Ohio neighborhood Over-the-Rhine. They have both toured and recorded in many shapes and forms. Over the years, the band has shared the stage with a number of musicians, including Bob Dylan, John Prine, Ani DiFranco, and toured as "adjunct" members of Cowboy Junkies.

Formed in the spring of 1989 as an indie-rock band, Over the Rhine have steadily built an enviable and intensely loyal following, even as their music has developed and matured into the realm of dark, acoustic-driven Americana. Their recent discs, Ohio, Drunkard’s Prayer and The Trumpet Child have sparked exceptional press and radio response and have led to steady touring before ever-increasing audiences.!Google!Facebook!Slashdot!Technorati!StumbleUpon!Furl!Yahoo!Free social bookmarking plugins and extensions for Joomla! websites!
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 November 2010 )
Salsa On The Square Cincinnati 2010!
Written by admin   
Monday, 24 May 2010

PNC "Salsa on the Square"

PNC Summer Music Series, June 3rd Through Sept. 16th!

7p - 10 p EVERY THURSDAY throughout the summer!  FREE!

Fountain Square can get hot in the summer, but it's a lot hotter on Thursday nights when bands like Tropicoso, Acapulco, Son del Caribe, and ¡Zumba! lay down spicy Latin rhythms.

Instructors on the dance floor teach the basic steps, and when it gets too hot, dancers cool down with a cold soft drink or adult beverage. A variety of food items from Skyline,Abuelo's and The Elusive Cow will be available for purchase throughout the evening.

Then head over to Bootsy's, the official after party location for Salsa!

Title Sponsor PNC Bank. Presented by GAIN.

2010 Band and Dance Instructor Lineup!

Jun 3, Tropicoso - Dance Instructor: Diana Hoffman
Jun 10, Acapulco -Dance Instructor: Michael Beck
Jun 17, Son Del Caribe - Dance Instructor: Herman Recalde
Jun 24, Zumba - Dance Instructor: Diana Hoffman
Jul 1,  Tropicoso -Dance Instructor: Michael Beck
Jul 8, Acapulco - Dance Instructor: Herman Recalde
Jul 15, Son Del Caribe - Dance Instructor: TBD
Jul 22, Zumba -Dance Instructor: Michael Beck
Jul 29,  Tropicoso - Dance Instructor: Herman Recalde
Aug 5, Poco Loco - Dance Instructor: Diana Hoffman
Aug 12, Stacie Sandoval's Grupo Tumbao -Dance Instructor: Michael Beck
Aug 19, Zumba - Dance Instructor: TBD
Aug 26, Acapulco - Dance Instructor: Diana Hoffman
Sep 2, Mambo Diablo -Dance Instructor: Michael Beck
Sep 9, Brian Andres and the Afro Cuban Cartel (San Francisco) - Dance Instructor: Herman Recalde
Sep 16, Son Del Caribe - Dance Instructor: Diana Hoffman

** Keep your eyes and ears open for the "Salsa on the Square Compilation CD - VOLUME 2" featuring hot Latin tracks by this seasons bands!

The CD will be given away FREE every thursday on the square!  Plus a valuable 2 for 1 coupon to see the bands perform live at their regualr hot spots!

Salsa On The Square Cincinnati Sponsors!Google!Facebook!Slashdot!Technorati!StumbleUpon!Furl!Yahoo!Free social bookmarking plugins and extensions for Joomla! websites!
Last Updated ( Monday, 24 May 2010 )
Nicholas Radina opening for Javier Mendoza May 8th 20th Century Theater
Written by admin   
Monday, 05 April 2010
nicholas_radina_with_javier_mendoza_may_8_2010_20th_century.jpg!Google!Facebook!Slashdot!Technorati!StumbleUpon!Furl!Yahoo!Free social bookmarking plugins and extensions for Joomla! websites!
Nicholas Radina- It's Okay, It's Alright
Written by admin   
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
On a sunny October Sunday, I got married. Days before the wedding, as a surprise, I wrote and recorded a song for soon to be wife, Rachel. The song "It's Okay. It's Alright" is now available for you to enjoy! Let me know what you think!!Google!Facebook!Slashdot!Technorati!StumbleUpon!Furl!Yahoo!Free social bookmarking plugins and extensions for Joomla! websites!
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 24 December 2008 )
Over the Rhine Concert - National City Pavilion
Written by admin   
Monday, 26 May 2008

Wow!  What a show!

Over The Rhine - "Ohio: In Concert" 5/24/08 P1070269 P1070277!Google!Facebook!Slashdot!Technorati!StumbleUpon!Furl!Yahoo!Free social bookmarking plugins and extensions for Joomla! websites!
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 May 2008 )
Nicholas Radina featured in Cincinnati Enquirer!
Written by admin   
Thursday, 03 January 2008

Nicholas Radina Photo

Check out the human interest article written by Chris Varias about Nicholas in the January 4th edition of The Cincinnati Enquirer Newspaper.

- Listen to some music samples by Nicholas
- Watch videos featuring Nicholas
- Did you know Nicholas isn't Latino? Learn more interesting facts about Nicholas!
- Grab your own FREE RINGTONE featuring music by Nicholas ( your friends might just be envious...)

FREE Newsletter and FREE CD!
Sign up today (right there on the left marked "NEWSLETTER") for the FREE "Nicholas Radina Email Updates" and grab a FREE Limited Edition Tropicoso CD Sampler just for signing up!
The official newsletter features the latest news, upcoming performances and other content just for you right to your inbox.

Book Nicholas!
Inquire about booking Nicholas to entertain your friends at the next dinner party or hire one of his many Latin groups such as ¡ZUMBA!, Tropicoso or Salsa Caliente!
Or, if you need some sound engineering help or some sound equipment rental, contact Nicholas!

Over the Rhine

Interested in Nicholas' adventures with the amazing group, Over the Rhine?
Check out the Official Over the Rhine Tour Diary!

Web Design!
Maybe you need a new snazzy website, Nicholas designs websites, also...Including the one your viewing right now!
Others include this one for San Francisco musician Brian Andres.
Interested? Contact Nicholas!

Technorati Profile!Google!Facebook!Slashdot!Technorati!StumbleUpon!Furl!Yahoo!Free social bookmarking plugins and extensions for Joomla! websites!
Last Updated ( Saturday, 22 March 2008 )
<< Start < Prev 1 2 Next > End >>

Results 1 - 10 of 20
My Flickr Photos
Nicholas Radina Press Shot #10 Nick at BBG session Tropicoso in the Studio Nicholas Radina Press Shot #3
spacer.png, 0 kB
spacer.png, 0 kB
Joomla templates by joomlashack