New World Band, 1978
Back Row, L to R: Roy Midkiff (Bass, Vocals), Brad Ford (Lead Guitar), Bill Shelton (Drums, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar)
Front Row, L to R: Dewayne Grissom (Mandolin, Vocals, Drums), Bob Edwards (Guitar, Vocals)

New World Band was a now-iconic original-material band that emerged from the Oklahoma City music scene in the 1970s. Combining rich vocal harmonies with searing electric guitar work along with acoustic and electric mandolin, New World fused the sounds of Seals & Crofts, Loggins & Messina, Firefall, and the Eagles into a style they defined and refined as all their own. New World's one-of-a-kind style and pristine sound remains unmatched, even to this day.

Lonely Days Soundclip

Lonely Days was written by Brad Ford and Dewayne Grissom during their New World Band days. New World often sported a lighter acoustic side, but this particular song was more on the rock side of things, featuring a double guitar solo played by Ford. The band often played this tune in their live shows. This version was recorded by New World at Benson Sound on Blackwelder Avenue in Oklahoma City in 1981, with Grissom on vocals, Ford on lead guitar, Bob Edwards on guitar, Wayne Six on bass, and Vic Lukenbaugh on drums.

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