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KASU's 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.

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 Jonesboro.

Jeannie and the Guys perform at the Red Goose Deli, Monday, July 20, as part of KASU's concert series, Blue Monday-Paragould.

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.



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