Published on July 16th, 2013 | by Newt Rayburn

“On the Porch With T-Model Ford” by Tyler Keith and Thad Lee

R.I.P. James Lewis Carter Ford,
bka T-Model Ford c. 1920-2013

Mississippi Blues Legend T-Model Ford has passed away, according to multiple sources online. The Local Voice will have a article on the upcoming Local Voice #184 which comes out Thursday, July 18, 2013, but we wanted to share this awesome film by Tyler Keith and Thad Lee interviewing T-Model a few years ago.

Update: FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR LEGENDARY BLUESMAN T-MODEL FORD… Per his wife Miss Stella, the funeral will be at 11 am on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Mt Carmel Church (at Persimmon & Nelson streets in Greenville, Mississippi):

Mt Carmel Church
349 Persimmon St,
Greenville, MS 38701

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Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in 2006. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Art Director for Ole Miss' LIVING BLUES magazine. Newt won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for his SOUTHERN MUSIC ISSUE with THE OXFORD AMERICAN. A seventh-generation Lafayette County, Mississippian, Newt is perhaps best known as the leader of the Mississippi RocknRoll band THE COOTERS, but he also has the Country & Southern Rock group, HAWGWASH. Newt is a Photographer, Writer, and Civil War Enthusiast.

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