Ages: 18+ (note: there is a $5 surcharge for attendees under 21)
Tickets: $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show
Rustic Overtones is an acclaimed seven-piece rock band hailing from Portland, ME where they have been the number one selling local act for over a decade. Pioneers in the New England scene, they are famous for their powerhouse live performances, fiery rhythm section, blazing horn riffs and lead singer Dave Gutter’s soulful vocals. Their distinctive sound had earned them critical acclaim and a legion of loyal supporters.
“Dave Gutter is an absolute monster of a front man…Rustic Overtones is a must see live act,” raves the Hartford Courant. “Seeing people sing my lyrics is like a drug for me,” says Gutter, who frequently jumps over barriers into crowds for a face-to-face connection with fans. Moves like this, along with their dynamic horn section and in the pocket grooves have won the band numerous awards including 2013 New England music award best live act/New England, 2012 New England music award best band/Maine, 2013 + 2012 Portland Phoenix best male vocal, 2010 Portland Phoenix album of the year, 2010 Portland Phoenix best live act, 2010 Portland Phoenix best male vocal, 2010 Portland Phoenix album of the decade, and 2009 Portland Phoenix best live act.
The band’s discography is a lesson in musical maturity and artistic creativity. From their career landmark album Rooms by the Hour to the lush string arrangements of the New Way Out, their desire to never repeat themselves has pushed the Overtones to challenge both themselves and their audience. Rustic’s studio ambition has lead to collaborations with David Bowie and Tony Visconti, Clive Davis, Imogene Heap, Eric Krasno and Nigel Hall. Lead singer Dave Gutter has recently written songs that appear on a number of nationally released albums by a range of artists from Grammy nominated Tedeschi-Trucks Band to the soon-to-be-released work of Aaron Neville. The Overtones latest album, ‘Let’s Start a Cult 2’ has been on the New England based Bull Moose Music’s top 10 best selling local albums for 9 months running, since it’s release in November 2013. Their 2009 album New Way Out was the fastest selling and is the #1 best selling local album in Maine history.
Band Website: www.therusticovertones.com