Monday, August 31, 2009

Rock me like a hurricane

Not even Hurricane Danny could stop two of Maine's most beloved musical exports from bringing down the house at the first annual Machigonne Music Festival this past Saturday night.

After wrapping up their own set (which included Pop Trash!), the Rustic Overtones stayed on stage to act as Ray Lamontagne's backing band. The line-up featured a big gorgeous string section, sweetening the sound of my favorite Ray songs like Jolene and Hold You In My Arms.

Ray was even more handsome than I remembered from seeing him in Boston when he was touring in support of Trouble and I loved that Rustic's Jon Roods played an upright bass. Most songs were down tempo and wicked romantic, a fact that did not go unnoticed by the scores of couples PDA-ing all over the place (vom).

The show was a perfect end-of-summer treat, especially considering I was with some very dear friends. Thanks for a great night girls!

1 comment:

  1. SO bummed that I couldn't make it to this with you Abs darling! Wah!