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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

T-MODEL FORD The Ladies Man out today

T-MODEL FORD "The Ladies Man" out today
on CD, LP (orange vinyl ltd. to 500 copies) and digital

"The Ladies Man" is T-Model Ford's seventh album, and what makes it unique is that it's entirely acoustic. Recorded at Planet Sound Studios in Wichita, Kansas, the album is the product of a live, one-take afternoon session with no overdubs and minimal mixing. T wanted to play acoustic guitar and have 100% control over the record and everyone involved in the project agreed he should do it the way he wanted. The result is pure T Model, with some newer young musician-friends playing along with him. "I'm a ladies man. The ladies follow me everywhere." - T-Model Ford

"The Ladies Man" has the relaxed feel of an informal jam session, a vibe that works to Ford’s advantage in emphasizing good times and a friendly atmosphere over tortured souls and visiting hellhounds. – Sleazegrinder

His picking is solid, but what’s especially impressive is his voice. There’s a weathered edge to his tone, but his pitch is surprisingly sharp. Not sharp for an 88-year-old (or so) man; just sharp. – Hyperbolium

"I can’t read, can’t write, can’t even spell what I love man," he says on the spoken word segment, "I’m Coming to Kick Your Asses." The self-taught guitarist first took up the instrument at 58 and, now at 84, bangs away at it somewhat respectably aided by frequent belts of Jack Daniels. "In a week’s time I was playing this sonuva gun," he brags. "I had them guy’s wives leavin’ home." His playing is somewhat pedestrian, thumping along on "44 Blues" as a ragged tribute to Wolf. But what he lacks in technique he makes up with swagger. – Creative Loafing

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