Blood Oranges in the Snow
Blood Oranges in the Snow represents the third collection of holiday-inspired music from the Ohio-based husband-and-wife duo of Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist, known as Over the Rhine. This effort takes the least obvious path to the holidays, foregoing Christmas carols and songs overtly tied to the season. “Another Christmas” does make the link, but it does so with an honest humanity. The cover of Merle Haggard’s “If We Make It Through December” remains a poignant reminder of tough times. The all-star Band of Sweethearts, featuring pedal steel extraordinaire Eric Heywood, hollow-body bassist Jennifer Condos, and drummer Jay Bellerose, provide color and empathy.