"Their high-and-lonesome country sound is easy on the ears while it tugs at the heartstrings."
-- Portland Mercury
Mission Spotlight writes songs about the new American West, drawing inspiration from the classic country ballads of George Jones, the early country rock of the Flying Burrito Brothers and the modern sounds of Wilco.
The songs on Everything That Floats tell stories of places from Paris to Winnemucca and of the drug dealers, adulterers, lost souls and bicycle-riding kids who inhabit them.
Everything That Floats was recorded and mixed with producer/engineer Larry Crane at Jackpot! Studios in Portland. It features six original songs and a cover of the Spinanes classic "Noel, Jonah and Me," which was recorded as part of the Jackpot! Covers Portland project.
Mission Spotlight is made up of long-time members of the Portland music scene with players from Worthington, Blue Giant, We Miss the Earth, Swords, Sharpening Markers and Recall Seven. The band includes Fasil Debeb (electric guitar), Jeremy Dietz (bass), Kurt Foster (acoustic guitar and vocals), Ryan Lynn (pedal steel and electric guitar) and Evan Railton (drums).