Rustic Overtones, a Portland-based rock band, will play at the Criterion Theatre Nov. 9. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CRITERION

Rustic Overtones to play

Bar Harbor — The Portland rock band Rustic Overtones are set to take the stage at the Criterion Theatre on Nov. 9 at 8 p.m.

The seven-piece band has a discography that spans 20 years. The Rustic Overtones’ unique version of indie rock is strongly influenced by soul music, garage punk, jazz and psychedelic music of the 60’s and 70’s.

“We’re really looking forward to the opportunity to present such a well-known and well-respected Maine band on our stage,” said Criterion Executive Director Amy Roeder. “Bringing Rustic to Bar Harbor was the perfect choice to kick off November!”

The Rustic Overtones have collaborated and recorded with David Bowie (who once praised them as his favorite rock band) as well as Imogen Heap, Ray Lamontagne, Eric Krasno, Funkmaster Flex and Naughty by Nature. The band has toured nationally as direct support for De La Soul, Steel Pulse, and Run DMC among others.

Lyricist and frontman Dave Gutter is also a prolific songwriter, having penned songs for Aaron Neville, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Eric Krasno, Res, Gramatik, Carlos Santana, and Eric Clapton.

Opening for Rustic Overtones is the “anti-genre indie prankster” group, SeepeopleS, also based in Portland. Fronted by Will Bradford, SeepeopleS was nominated as the “Best Live Act” in the 2016 New England Music Awards.

Tickets for the show range in price from $19.75 to $39.75. Contact 288-0829 or visit

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