Old Time Classic Country Music

For Booking Contact Art Ford 608-586-4696 or ford2@maqs.net

Art Ford, lead singer and rhythm player for COUNTRY PLUS. Started singing as a teenager in bars in southern Illinois where he grew up. After moving to the Chicago area in the late 60's he started a country band and stayed with them for ten years and played three nights a week in the western suburbs at which time he had the privilege of opening shows for Dell Reeves and Connie Smith. Then he decided that he wanted to be a truck driver so bought his own tractor and trailer and put music on hold. When he and his wife Linda bought their retirement home in Wisconsin and started thinking about retiring he started the COUNTRY PLUS band and mixed music and trucking for a few years. In all these years he has never forgotten his home, town-twice a year he and three other hometown guys go back and do an all day music show to support the community activities. Every August Art and his two sons play a weekend festival in their hometown.

Tin Fiddle Band

Hope no one will be offended that I am using my Country Plus Web Page to promote The Tin Fiddle Band ( of which our son plays bass for )  The band is playing a 4 day gig here in Wisconsin and we would like to invite every one out to hear them. They are a popular band in the Chicago area, been together about 8 years. They play a variety of music from blues to rock to country, they do Merle Haggard and Buck Owens and also Allman Brothers and Credence Clearwater, something for every on. They will be at:



Portage VFW
215 W. Collins St
Portage, Wi.
Wed. June 21   6:30-8:30      The 9th year for "Concerts at the Portage" Bring lawn chairs as it will be on the outdoor stage ( inside if it rains)
531 E. State St
Mauston, Wi
Thurs. June 22   6:00-9:00         There will be a car show and music. Fund raiser for the Petenwell Lake Association.
Downtown Wisconsin Dells
Duchess Plaza ( corner of Oak & Broadway)
Wi. Dells, Wi
8:30-10:30    (carry ins are welcome)
Firday June 23rd stating about noom.
Bob Fliess Farm  ( private home but NOT a private party, all is welcome)
2250 3rd Ave
Oxford, Wi     This will be a really fun