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KASU to Present Rock/Country Band “Faultline” at March Bluesday Tuesday


JONESBORO, Ark. — Arkansas State University’s on-campus radio station KASU will present Faultline, a versatile band based in Paragould that reflects more than four decades of musical influences, for the Bluesday Tuesday concert, Tuesday, March 11. The event is at the Newport, Arkansas Country Club, 703 Walker Dr., from 7-9 p.m.

The band includes Roger Roush on rhythm guitar and vocals; Stan Lloyd, lead guitar; Mike Rudi, bass guitar and vocals; and Gary Cremeens, drums and vocals.

Craighead County native Roger Roush developed an interest in music during the 1960s as a young boy playing in the group Purple Canteen at high school dances and other teen hot spots. During the late1970s and early 1980s, Roush joined Turning Point, a band that played in northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri nightclubs.

Guitarist Stan Lloyd and bass guitarist Mike Rudi teamed up in the 1970s to form the Driving Blues Band. Lloyd left the music scene for a time and Rudi joined Gary Cremeens in the band known as Gary Prince and Sugar Creek. The Paragould-based country music group has opened for high profile artists including Don Williams, the Kentucky Head Hunters, Ronnie McDowell and Sawyer Brown. Rudi and Cremeens currently play in both Faultline and Sugar Creek.

Roush told KASU, “Faultline’s repertoire doesn’t come down as strictly rock or country but has a nostalgic flavor reflecting more than 40 years of musical influence. Our audiences seem to enjoy grooving to the music from their good old days.”

Bluesday Tuesday concerts are held the second Tuesday night of each month from 7-9 p.m. at Newport Country Club, 703 Walker Drive next to Newport High School. The concerts are free admission, made possible by KASU underwriters ASU-Newport, C and C Distributors and Harris Ford. KASU personnel will pass the hat for the audience members to show their appreciation with tips for the band.


 (Left to right) Stan Lloyd, Gary Cremeens, Mike Rudi and Roger Roush.