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R.I.P. JAMES “T-MODEL” FORD

T-Model Ford - To the Left to the Right.wmv

A blues great and a great man has passed… JAMES “T-MODEL” FORD… R.I.P. The self-proclaimed “Ladies Man” and “Taledragger” passed away after a long illness at home in Greenville, Mississippi, this morning – July 16, 2013 – surrounding by his loving wife and family. Funeral arrangements are to come. In the meantime, please consider donating to the funeral expenses using the bank information below (per Miss Estella). T-Model held a special place for his many friends, fans and family. He was a one-of-a-kind blues character, and anyone who ever met him has some amazing and/or ridiculous tale to tell.

T Model somewhat famously had no idea exactly how old he was, but friends, family, and fellow musicians estimated he was born around 1920 in Forrest, a small community in Scott County, Mississippi, making him 93-years-old. He didn’t start performing professionally until 1997, after his 5th wife left him and gave him a guitar as a “leaving present.” The blues legend was self taught, and he could not read music or guitar tabs. Music writer Will Hodgkinson once said T Model’s one-of-a-kind guitar technique could not be explained.

T-Model Ford met zijn toenmalige drummer Spam, backstage @ North Sea Jazz Festival 1999 // Fotografie (C) Bert Lek.

T-Model Ford met zijn toenmalige drummer Spam, backstage @ North Sea Jazz Festival 1999 // Fotografie (C) Bert Lek.

 

… It is now and forever “Jack Daniels Time!

T-Model Ford - Sallie Mae

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