Horn-Driven Rock Blasts the Three Rivers Arts Festival

by Lauren

Rustic Overtones will bring their blazing sound and white-hot horn
section to the Three Rivers Arts Festival Main Stage at 7:30 pm,
Thursday, June 12, 2008. All Three Rivers Arts Festival Main Stage
performances are free and open to the public.

For many bands,
having two major label record deals fall through would be enough to
make them give up. Although Rustic Overtones did call it quits for a
few years, the musical bond between the band members, and their rabid
legion of fans, was too strong to ignore. The group reunited in 2007
and has been going strong ever since, touring and cutting new material.

Hailing
from Portland, Maine, Rustic Overtones draws comparisons from a variety
of acts including Earth, Wind, and Fire, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and
the Dave Matthews Band.  Their past albums have featured guest artists
such as Imogen Heap and David Bowie. Their fifth and most recent album,
Light at the End, highlights the multitude of sounds that the
band is known for: from acoustic folk to driving funk, all topped off
with the soulful vocals of front man, Dave Gutter.

“Rustic
Overtones has a devoted group of hometown fans in Maine,” says
Elizabeth Reiss, Festival Executive Director. “Now that they’re back
together, we’re excited to present them to Pittsburgh’s music-loving
audiences.”

Calendar Listing
The Three Rivers Arts
Festival presents Rustic Overtones at 7:30 pm, Thursday, June 12,
2008.  Three Rivers Arts Festival Main Stage. Free.

About the Three Rivers Arts Festival
The
mission of the Three Rivers Arts Festival is to connect the community
to the arts. The 49th annual Three Rivers Arts Festival runs from June
6-22, 2008. For more information, call the Festival at 412.281.8723 or
visit our website www.artsfestival.net.

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