Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Update on T-Model Ford & How You Can Help


As you may have heard,legendary Delta bluesman and frequent guest on my Dirty Roots Radio Show, T-Model Ford, has had another stroke.  Our friend Roger Stolle, of Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, posted the following update today:

"Hi y'all. I just talked to T-Model's wife Miss Stella. As many of you know James "T-Model" Ford has unfortunately suffered another stroke over the past week. He is to undergo angioplasty and start physical therapy "soon." Since the medical bills are adding up, and he is currently unable to work/play, the Ford family is seeking donations to help with expenses. At 91 years old, T-Model is one of the last Delta bluesmen of his generation. He's also a heckuva tough old dude, and as he sings, "Nobody Gets Me Down!" Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers, and send him a little something if you can. (Red Paden is also talking about trying to put together a blues benefit for T down the road, so stay tuned on that.) Thanks."

If you'd like to send donations to help with T's treatment, you can send them directly to the bank:

James Ford
Routing# 084205708
Account# 4700445890
Planters Bank
424 Washington Ave
Greenville, MS 38701
PH: 662-335-5258
FX: 662-378-4429

Or, you can mail contributions, get-well cards, etc. to: 

James Ford
443 South 7th Street
Greenville, MS 38703

If you're able, please take a minute and send T-Model a get-well greeting!

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