10/7/2006 - Conrad Ford
Andy McAllister's heart grew three sizes after landing in Austin, TX. His ears were washed with local heroes Daniel Johnston and Townes Van Zandt, and he soon filled his nights romancing downtrodden country songs into an ill working 4-track. After celebrating his two-year anniversary of unemployment, McAllister tucked his tail and returned to his native Seattle where he connected with jack-of-all-trades Jordan Walton. Engineering recordings for the likes of Damien Jurado and Denison Witmer as well as playing sessions with Bosque Brown, Walton brought his own take on housegrown country - adding pedal steel, banjo, bells and omnichord. The two hit it off and quickly began recording underneath a motorcycle repair shop in the summer of 2005, later emerging with their first full-length Don't You Miss Yourself. They handed the reels over to producer/engineer Phil Ek (The Shins/Band of Horses/Built to Spill) to mix at Avast Studios, enlisted the help of April Sather (wurlitzer, trumpet, melodica) and drummer Nathanael Butler, and have now just released the completed album on Tarnished Records. Come see Conrad Ford at CD WORLD for free on October 7th at 2 pm and pick up a copy of their debut record 'Don't You Miss Yourself' only at CD WORLD!