"No one is more qualified than Jerry Ford to uncover entertainers of various genres from our area of the south central Midwest. The comments, quotes, and photos chronicled by Ford enhance these exciting and entertaining stories that propelled many from riverboats and local nightclubs to opera houses, concert venues, recordings, and TV shows around the world." --Leland J. "Freck" Shivelbine
"Our fellow Americans who possess musical talents have the same patriotic blood flowing through their veins as do those not so talented. When our country calls,they are among the first to answer the call and have been doing so since our Continental Army was first established prior to the Revolutionary War." --General Seth J. McKee, USAF Retired
About the Author
Jerry Ford and his orchestra have been entertaining audiences throughout the Midwest for over 50 years. He has performed with many national artists, and is in demand as trumpet soloist, conductor, clinician, and first call musician for regional shows.
He s authored two works, The Gordonville Grove: Stories of Tombstones, Tambourines & Tammany Hall, and Honor to St. Vincent s: A History of St. Vincent s Seminary and the River Campus 1838-2003.