Sunday Night Music: First Rodeo & St. Anthony Mann

First Rodeo is the new cross-country songwriting and recording project of longtime friends and collaborators Nathan Tucker (Cool Original, Strange Ranger) and Tim Howe (Vista House, The Great American Commute). Tucker and Howe first met in Portland, Oregon in 2008, eventually touring and recording as part of each other’s respective bands. Though Tucker moved to Philadelphia in 2019, the two’s songwriting styles grew closer rather than further, and they soon began talking about how to keep making music together.


Playing experimental indie folk enlivened by obscure arrangements and poetic lyrics, St. Anthony Mann is the stage name of Adam Bjoraker. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Adam first broke into music in high school, playing finger-style guitar and experimenting with alternate tunings. After finding a voice and spending formative years in the Midwestern plains, he decided to bring what he’d learned in Milwaukee, Wisconsin back home to Minnesota, where he’d record his first music under the new moniker. What felt much like a personal debut after self-producing an EP and an LP, the new record LISSI came forth like a marvelous wound amidst the early pandemic. JT Bates (Big Red Machine, Taylor Swift) co-produced the record and features, as does Michael Lewis (Bon Iver) and Pieta Brown.


Catch Sunday Night Music at 6 pm every Sunday in the Lovell Building. All ages welcome and never a cover!

WHERE: Lovell Building , 1483 Duane Street Astoria, OR 97103 Map