Monday , July 22 2024

T-Model Ford – She Ain’t None of Your’n

Octagenarian Mississippian T-Model Ford plays ragged, raunchy, wild and wooly juke joint blues that makes the North Mississippi Allstars sound like Kelly Clarkson. Like fellow members of the recurring Juke Joint Caravan Tour (Paul Jones and Robert Belfour) of Fat Possum artists, Ford beats his fuzzy electric guitar with vicious abandon and chugs to a beat that careens around corners but always keeps at least 2 wheels on the road.

He sings about traveling, women, and chicken heads – all three of which he mostly likes. Ford has been to prison – for stabbing a man to death in a barroom brawl – which he doesn’t like. He doesn’t read well, has 26 children by five women, and didn’t pick up a guitar until he was 58 years old. Now THAT’S a bluesman.

Ford’s most recent release, Bad Man, is much slicker and the worse for it – stick with this one for ragged glory.

Ford on tour – a must see:

April 26 – Oxford, MS – Double Decker Festival
May 4 – Memphis, TN – Beale St. Music Festival
May 31 – Jackson, TN – Shannon St. Blues Festsival
July 10 – Falun Folk Music Festival
July 11 – SWEDEN – Amal Blues Festival
July 12 – Flakasand Rock and Blues Festival
July 13 – Stockholm – Debaser
July 25-27 – Calgary Blues Festival
August 9 – Monticello, Ms – Montapaloosa Festival (w/ Molly Hatchet)

May 7 – Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s
May 8 – Nashville, TN – Slow Bar
May 9 – Atlanta, GA – Echo Lounge
May 10 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
May 12 – Richmond, Va – Alley Katz
May 13 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
May 14 – Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar
May 16 – Philadelphia, PA – North by Northwest
May 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café
May 19 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
May 21 – Boston, MA – H.O.B.
May 22 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
May 23 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
May 24 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
May 29 – Little Rock, AR – Sticky Fingerz
May 30 – Memphis, TN – Gibson Lounge

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted,, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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