Brent Amaker and the Rodeo – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – June 13th, 2018

Brent Amaker and the Rodeo

Modern-art inspired country-western outfit from Seattle on their 'Goodbye' tour

Brent Amaker and the Rodeo

Mission Spotlight

Wed, June 13, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10 ADV / $12 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats

Brent Amaker and the Rodeo
Brent Amaker and the Rodeo
From desolate deserts to snow washed mountains Brent Amaker and The Rodeo have been searching for the Truth. This pursuit has produced numerous albums and taken them to venues across the world, in spotless matching threads, to perform their songs for a dedicated cult following. Their sound, which could aptly be described as a Morricone soundtrack written by Kraftwerk with dead serious classic country vocals, has garnered them placement in television shows such as “Weeds” and “Califonication”. In 2016, the Rodeo will celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of their first recording with six live appearances across the Northwest. “Ten years is enough time to dig your own grave” according to Mr. Amaker. “We might as well have a celebration instead of a funeral”. See the Rodeo live this year. You won’t forget it.
Mission Spotlight
Mission Spotlight
After escaping a dry, fundamentalist town in eastern Washington, three of the members of Mission Spotlight moved
to the big city (Portland, Ore.) where they met two bourbon-drinking atheists who would help them fulfill their
dream of starting a country/indie/folk band.
The band’s sound is built around singer/songwriter Kurt Foster’s baritone voice.
Foster grew up in the church in Southern California. His musical education was a a mix of hymns, Joy Division on the
radio and the Buck Owens and Gram Parsons songs family friend and country musician Jann Browne taught him.
After moving to the Northwest in 1990 and playing in several indie rock bands, Foster’s divorce helped him find
focus in the stories he wanted to tell in his music.
Once the alcohol haze of those years lifted, Mission Spotlight was born. The band explores the classic country and
western themes of love and loss and mixes them with the post-punk rock sounds they grew up on. Sad stories,
soaring vocal melodies and dramatic guitar hooks. It’s more Magnolia Electric Company than George Jones.
Mission Spotlight performs regularly at the Pacific Northwest’s finest venues. They have been privileged to play with
greats like Sturgill Simpson, American Aquarium, and Lindi Ortega.
The band’s first two albums (Everything That Floats and Keep The Good Ones Close) were recorded with the
legendary Larry Crane at Jackpot! Studios.
Mission Spotlight’s newest album (Remember The Time) finds the band collaborating with one of their musical
heroes, Jason Lytle (Grandaddy). The band met Lytle through mutual friend Howe Gelb and quickly bonded over a
love of the wilderness and early country music.
The new album (coming in Sept. 2018) was recorded at Lytle’s home studio in Modesto, Calif. and The Map Room in
Portland.