Members of Cedars and Crows have all been in the same bands, or run in the same musician circles for the last 15 years. Margolin & Neufeld spent 5 years in Frame by Frame, followed by their other current project, Dead Bird Collection. Wirkala, Neufeld, and Walters, all played together in Stone the Murder, and Walters also played with Portland mainstays, Rex Sole. Each of these previous projects shared many a stage with Spitler during his time in Mosby. Joining forces had been in the works for years, and as other projects began to slow down, they all felt it was time to finally make it happen.