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Blue Monday-Paragould presents Jeannie and the Guys, July 20
July 15, 2009 --
Jeannie and the Guys,
featuring Sonny Burgess, will be performing at KASU’s next Blue
Monday-Paragould on Monday, July 20. Blue Monday Paragould is held at
the Red Goose Deli, 117 N. Pruett Street, downtown Paragould. The
concert begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public, but KASU
will pass the hat to pay the musicians.
Vocalist/guitarist Sonny Burgess and lead
female vocalist/drummer Jean Hendrix formed Jeannie and the Guys at the
Swifton Community Center. The band has had various members over the
years, including J. R. Rogers, Dale Tuner, Tony Lewis, Luke Stroud, Jon
Raney, Mark Grady, and Gary Grady. The five-piece band performs in
venues like the Silver Moon in Newport, People Helping People in Amagon,
the Country Magic Theater in Judsonia, and Main Street Pizza in
Jean Hendrix is the lead female vocalist and drummer. She performs rock
and Patsy Cline tunes equally well, while laying down a great rhythm
track for the guys.
Zyndall Raney plays piano and keyboards, and can sing. He is the son of
the late, great Wayne Raney, one of the pioneers of country music. Jerry
Lee Lewis could take lessons from “Zeke.”
Marcus Grady, guitarist and singer, was a member of the Grady-Jefford
Band which formed in the ‘70s and ‘80s.
Doug Greeno is vocalist and bass player for Jeannie and the Guys. Doug
Greeno and Sonny Burgess teamed up in the 1960s with the Kings IV
band. Greeno performed with the Distance Band at the legendary Bob
King's Capri in Swifton for twelve years.
Sonny Burgess, vocalist and guitarist, is a member of the Legendary
Pacers and is also a radio personality and co-host, along with June
Taylor, of "We Wanna Boogie," presented Sunday evenings from 5-7 p.m. on
KASU 91.9 FM. Listen to five sample tracks of music from Jeannie and the
Guys at MySpace music.
For more information about Blue Monday-Paragould, contact KASU's
Todd Rutledge, development
director, at 870) 972-2807.