Rustic Overtones

Best-selling Maine author Crash Barry and Rustic Overtones frontman Dave Gutter at Portland Bull Moose

Two Maine favorites, longtime rock musician Dave Gutter, frontman of Rustic Overtones, and author Crash Barry, will entertain fans at the Portland Bull Moose, 151 Middle Street, in the best way they know how: with stories and songs. Scheduled for Sunday, April 20 at 4:20 p.m., the two who first met on the film shoot for the screen adaptation of Barry’s Sex, Drugs, and Blueberries, will share stories and live music with attendees.

Barry will read a short selection from his new book, Marijuana Valley.  Crash Barry is also the best-selling author of the novel Sex, Drugs and Blueberries and the memoir Tough Island: True Stories from Matinicus. In addition, he writes a monthly column, One Maniac’s Meat, for The Bollard and raises pigs in the foothills of western Maine.

Longtime musician Dave Gutter is a founding member of Portland-based Rustic Overtones, arguably Maine’s best-known band. Gutter is also an original member of Paranoid Social Club; the band’s single “Wasted” was featured in the soundtrack for the movie Beerfest.ImageImage

Rustic Overtones reunion slideshow

Remember when Rustic Overtones got back together? Where was their first reunion show? At the Portland Bull Moose. We just found that the Portland Press Herald put together an audio slide show from the event. It’s only a minute and a half long and takes a while to load. It’s worth it if you are a fan. Check it out here.

You can see a big video camera near the end of the slideshow. I wonder if that means that footage of this show will be on the DVD they keep threatening to release. With a new Rustic CD scheduled for 11/11/09, don’t bet on seeing it this year.