Conrad Ford

Conrad Ford


Conrad Ford took their name from the stark characters captured by cinematographer Conrad Hall and the big skies of western film director John Ford. Conrad Ford is a soundtrack for the lonesome, the traveler, the lover. Making movies with lyric and sound, crafting cold tales to warm the heart.


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, Walton brought his own take on housegrown country - adding various instruments such as pedal steel, banjo, baritone and omnichord. The two hit it off and quickly began recording underneath a motorcycle repair shop in the summer of 2005 they emerged with their first full-length Don't You Miss Yourself. They handed the reels over to producer/engineer Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes/The Shins/Band of Horses/Built To Spill) to mix and released the completed album on Tarnished Records in August 2006.

Most recently, they enlisted the help of multi-instrumentalist April Sather (Wurlitzer, trumpet, melodica) and drummer Nathanael Butler to bring their sound to a live setting. 2008 saw the release of thier second full length 'Secret Army', mixed by Tucker Maritne(The Decemberists, Thao Nyguen, Laura Veirs, Jesse Sykes).

Conrad Ford have opened for Firewater, Holly Golightly, Eef Barzelay of Clem Snide, Jason Isbell of Drive by Truckers and Josh Tillman of Fleet Foxes.


Title: Don't You Miss Yourself
Type: LP
Release Date: August 22nd, 2006
Record Label: Tarnished Records
Title: Secret Army
Type: LP
Release Date: April 22md, 2008
Record Label: Tarnished Records

Set List

Length: 40-60min.
Don't you Miss Yourself
Shadow Shade
Truth Hits Hardest
Lift & Dry
Gold Mine
Stay Up
Marry The Unknown
Golden Hearts
Radio Station
Secret Army