The instrumental post-rock of Unwed Sailor has already established several contributors, but because the group’s inception in 1998 it’s been guided from the vision of Johnathon Ford. Created in Oklahoma, Ford have been an associate of Roadside Monument and Pedro the Lion. Due to his own tracks not really melding with either, he shaped Unwed Sailor in Seattle and it has since been located in additional towns including Chicago and Washington, D.C. Before shifting to Chicago, Ford recruited David Bazan (Pedro the Lion), K.C. Wescott (The Vogue), and Melissa Palladino (Damien Jurado, Jen Real wood, Danielson Famile) to record the 1999 EP Firecracker, originally released on Seattle’s Manufactured in Mexico and reissued on Philadelphia’s Burnt Toast Vinyl fabric. In 2001, Ford was became a member of by guitarist Nic Tse for The Faithful Anchor, with help from Dan Burton and Joe Brumley of Early Day time Miners and Matthew Johnson of Roadside Monument. That same yr, Ford collaborated with Ester Drang and people of Oklahoma nation band Lasso to get a joint project known as Circle of Parrots. Ford and Tse got help from drummer Matt Putman alongside Matt Depper and Wayne McAlister of Ester Drang for The Marionette as well as the Music Package, released in 2003. In 2006, Unwed Sailor held busy using the White colored Ox and an EP, Circles. Small Wars found its way to spring 2008.