Biography


The Mandolin Wind Project is a mandolin-guitar duo comprised of Bradley Ford (Guitars, Electric Mandolin, Synthesizers, Bass and Drum Programming) and Dewayne Grissom (Acoustic and Electric Mandolins, Drums, Percussion, and Vocals). Ford and Grissom attribute their sound to a combination of various influences including Seals & Crofts, David Grisman, Jean-Luc Ponty, Santana, and the Allman Brothers.

Ford and Grissom have been working together since 1977. Their first project together was the legendary New World Band, one of the most unique original-material bands to come out of the Oklahoma City music scene. New World combined rich vocal harmonies with searing electric guitar work and acoustic/electric mandolin.   New World fused the Seals & Crofts style with the sounds of influences such as Firefall, Marshall Tucker, Allman Brothers, Eagles, and Loggins & Messina to create and define a style of music all its own.

In 1985 Ford and Grissom founded the Rumors Band, a rock n'roll/R&B band that has performed throughout the southwest, and continues on to this day. In 2001, Ford and Grissom began working on the Mandolin Wind Project album. The sound of The Mandolin Wind Project is unique, with original songs that fuse acoustic and electric mandolins with electric guitar, drums, bass, violin, saxophone, and more.


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