Published on June 16th, 2015 | by TLV News0
T-Model Ford Memorial Birthday Event (Sat. June 20 in Greenville Miss.) – we miss T-Model!
Miss Stella Ford & family celebrate what would have been the 95th birthday of the legendary “Taledragger” & “Ladies’ Man” — Bluesman James Lewis Carter Ford a.k.a. T-Model Ford.
T-Model’s friends & fans are invited to visit the gravesite (Greenlawn Memorial Garden, Washington County) with the family around 2 pm followed by a party with music (musicians welcome!) at Walnut Street Blues Bar (128 S Walnut St, Greenville, Miss.) at 4 pm.
Food & fun provided by the family. Donations welcome.
Articles about T-Model Ford on our site:
July 16, 2013: VIDEO – “On the Porch with T-Model Ford” (by Tyler Keith and Thad Lee)
Initial TLV web announcement of T-Model’s passing
July 18, 2013 (from TLV #184): Blues Legend James “T-Model” Ford Passes Away: ‘Can’t you hear me cryin?’
Obituary/announcement of the passing of T-Model Ford on July 16, 2013.
(by Rebecca Long)
May 27, 2014: “Grave Marker Dedication for James “T-Model” Ford on Saturday, May 31 in Greenville, Mississippi
Announcement of grave marker dedication for Ford, who passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2013
(text of announcement courtesy Miss Stella via Roger Stolle at Cat Head in Clarksdale)
May 29, 2014 (originally published on June 28, 2007): “Interview with Tyler Keith on his legendary Garage Rock band, The Neckbones”
Mentions T-Model many times, as Tyler toured Europe with Ford and Amos Harvey in 2000.
From the article, Tyler Keith says: “One of the best experiences ever was had to play all these shows with T-Model Ford who is very inspiring person. I think he has more love for music than any person I’ve ever seen. I’ve never seen anybody play as much. He comes to the club at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, he starts playing at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, you have to take the guitar away from him that night, he’ll play a good 10 hours with a smile, he had an incredibly hard life, he’s not bitter at all, he’s tough.”