After 20 years as the highest-grossing band Maine has ever produced, you might think that Rustic Overtones had nothing left to accomplish. If so, you’d be wrong. This powerhouse band, which formed when its founding members were still attending Gorham High School in the early 90’s, still has plenty of gas in the tank as one CD release after the next tops the Maine CD sales charts. To this day, the band’s 2007 CD “Light at the End” – released as Rustic Overtones reunited after a 6-year break-up – holds the record for the most sales in a single day of any CD ever sold at Bull Moose Music.
Rustic Overtones is a 7-piece Portland, ME based funk/rock band known most predominantly for their raw performance power. Ray Lamontagne once said in a radio interview, “I love Rustic Overtones. I don’t know if I've ever heard a band as tight as they are.” Widely considered to be “one of the most impressive live acts to ever come out of Maine” (Dispatch Magazine), the band’s collaborative efforts include work with the likes of David Bowie/Tony Visconti, Imogene Heap, Funk Master Flex, and Eric Krasno, and Rustic member Ryan Zoidis also plays with the bands Lettuce and Soulive.
They will be releasing their 8th studio album, Let's Start a Cult 2 on November 26, 2013.
Recent awards include 2013 New England Music Award Best Live Act/New England, 2012 New England Music Award Best Band/Maine, 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.