90-year Old Blues Legend T-Model Ford To Release New Taledragger LP With Gravelroad January 11th On Alive Records December 18, 2010Posted by David W. King in Uncategorized.
Tags: Alive Records, Gravelroad, T-Model Ford, Taledragger LP
New York, NY— Recorded during a 14 show US tour this year, the groove on this new studio album is pure T-Model Ford.
Backed by his regular touring band GravelRoad, and with stellar guest appearances by Brian Olive and Matthew Smith, Taledragger is a perfect party album with the feel and honesty of a night at the juke joint.
Despite a mild stroke in April 2010, T-Model still plays with an intensity and consistency that belies his age. Now 90-years old, the self proclaimed “Boss of the Blues” continues to show his strengths. Playing the blues is his life, he knows no other way. The well-documented Bad Man can be noted to, at times, simply have it bad, man.
T-Model Ford’s new Taledragger album will be released on January 11, 2011 through Alive Records on color vinyl (limited to 900 copies), 180 gram vinyl (limited to 100 copies and available exclusively by mailorder through Alive Records), as well as CD and digital formats.
“More eccentric than innovative, Ford revisits riffs and motifs well-known in both Delta and Chicago blues. But he has an advantage over ’30s performers, who were limited by the three-minute running time of 78-rpm records. The guitarist slips, lurches and churns until the groove becomes hypnotic. T-Model Ford may not be an originator, but when he bends a song like taffy, he twists it into a shape that is his alone.” ” Mark Jenkins / WASHINGTON POST
“This is no music for the precious and wanky-fedora-headed-claptonite-bloozers who whine about sh*t being out of tune and wring their hands over a guitar being japanese-made. This is primal jankety-ass rattlin’ and buzzin’ raw music.” – DEEP BLUES BLOG
TALEDRAGGER TRACK LISTING:
1. Same Old Train
2. Comin’ Back Home
3. How Many More Years
4. Someone’s Knocking On My Door
5. Big Legged Woman
6. I Worn My Body For So Long
7. Red Dress
8. Little Red Rooster
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