The Trumpet Child

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The Trumpet Child
Studio album by Over the Rhine
Released August 21, 2007
Genre Americana
Length 41:56
Label Great Speckled Dog
Producer Brad Jones
Over the Rhine chronology
Live From Nowhere, Volume 2
The Trumpet Child
Live From Nowhere, Volume 3
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

The Trumpet Child is the tenth studio album by Over the Rhine, released in 2007. In addition to the CD, the album was also released on 180-gram vinyl.

Track listing[edit]

  1. I Don’t Wanna Waste Your Time (Detweiler) (4:01)
  2. Trouble (Bergquist) (4:00)
  3. I’m on a Roll (Bergquist, Detweiler) (3:18)
  4. Nothing Is Innocent (Bergquist/Detweiler) (3:52)
  5. The Trumpet Child (Detweiler) (3:45)
  6. Entertaining Thoughts (Bergquist) (3:08)
  7. Who’m I Kiddin’ But Me (Bergquist) (3:28)
  8. Let’s Spend the Day in Bed (Bergquist/Detweiler) (5:47)
  9. Desperate for Love (Detweiler) (3:05)
  10. Don’t Wait for Tom (Detweiler) (4:19)
  11. If a Song Could Be President (Detweiler) (3:09)


  • Linford Detweiler: Piano, Acoustic Guitar, wurlitzer electric piano, rhodes, hammond organ, tack piano, voice
  • Karin Bergquist: Voice, acoustic guitar
  • Mickey Grimm: Drum kit, percussion, 10W30
  • Devon Ashley: Drum kit, percussion
  • Lindsay Jamieson: Drum kit, percussion
  • Brad Jones: Upright bass, bass, electric guitar, percussion, bass harmonica, chamberlin, Swampy slide
  • David Henry: Cello
  • Neil Rosengarden: Trumpet, muted trumpets, valve trombone
  • Jim Hoke: Saxophone, alto flute, vibes, clarinets, bass clarinet
  • Tony Paoletta: Goldklang slide
  • Chris Carmichael: Violin, cello, viola
  • Rick Plant: Slide guitar
  • Matt Slocum: Electric guitar
  • Tony Paoletta: Pedal steel


  • The front cover illustration and package design was done by Perrysburg, Ohio-based Madhouse, marking the first non-Christmas, non-compilation album not to feature a Michael Wilson photograph on the cover. However, Wilson's work does appear in the CD booklet.
  • The lyrics to "Don't Wait For Tom" contain several references to Tom Waits songs, including "Swordfish Trombones," "Ol' 55," and "Make It Rain."


  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. The Trumpet Child at AllMusic

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