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KASU presents Jeannie and the Guys on Bluesday Tuesday, July 13

June 29, 2010 -- One of northeast Arkansas’ most experienced bands, Jeannie and the Guys, will perform at KASU’s fourth Bluesday Tuesday concert to be held at the Newport Country Club. The July 13 concert begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. KASU will pass the hat to help pay the musicians, who live in Jackson, Poinsett, Independence and Cleburne Counties.

Although the band has had various members over the years, the core lineup includes Jean Hendrix, Zyndall Raney, Marcus Grady and Doug Greeno. Sonny Burgess, whoJeannie and the Guys, including Sonny Burgess, will perform as part of KASU's Bluesday Tuesday concerts at the Newport Country Club Tuesday, July 13. co-founded the group, frequently performs with Jeannie and the Guys when not fulfilling obligations with his main band, the Pacers. Jeannie and the Guys play most Saturday nights for the dancers and the audience at the Silver Moon in Newport.

The repertoire of Jeannie and the Guys includes the works of early rock-and-roll hit makers such as Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis; country and honky-tonk favorites popularized by artists like Ray Price, Jim Reeves and Patsy Cline; and popular instrumentals such as “Last Date.”

Jean Hendrix, the lead female vocalist and drummer, sings rock-and-roll and classic country tunes equally well, while providing the rhythm track for the Guys.  Zyndall Raney plays piano and keyboards, and frequently provides vocal support. He is the son of the late great Wayne Raney, one of the pioneers of country music singing and harmonica playing as a member of the Delmore Brothers band and later as a solo recording artist. Marcus Grady, guitarist and singer, was a member of the Grady-Jefford Band, which played in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Doug Greeno, vocalist and bass player for Jeannie and the Guys, is a former member of the Kings IV band in the 1960s, along with Sonny Burgess. Greeno performed with the Distance Band at the legendary Bob King's Capri in Swifton for twelve years.

Bluesday Tuesday concerts are held on the second Tuesday night each month at the Newport Country Club, 703 Walker Drive, on the  southwest edge of town, near Newport High School. C and C Distributors and ASU-Newport provide sponsorship, in cooperation with KASU, the public radio service of Arkansas State University, and the Newport Country Club. There is no membership fee or cover charge, and the public is welcome.

For more information, contact KASU station manager Mike Doyle ( at 870-972-3486.

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